The Systems, Health, and Resiliency Project (SHARP) is a three-year (2019-2022), USAID-supported project that will work to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Yemen. SHARP has three goals: 1) improve maternal and child health outcomes, 2) increase community engagement in the health sector, and 3) improve the resiliency of Yemen’s health system.
The project focuses on improving priority health services with an emphasis on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition. This will be coupled with support services to mitigate life-threatening challenges such as malnutrition, cholera, and diarrhea.
SHARP has six objectives:
- Create demand for priority health care services
- Improve access through a referral system and subsidized care and financing
- Build capacity of health facility staff to deliver high-quality care
- Revitalize community-level services by engaging community midwives and volunteers
- Improve local governance of health care service provision
- Strengthen health information systems to support the management of health services
SHARP is implemented by John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Search for Common Ground, Yemen Family Care Association, and the National Yemeni Midwives Association.