The Systems, Health, and Resiliency Project (SHARP) is a four-year) USAID-supported project (2019-2023) focusing on improving priority health services with an emphasis on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition. This is coupled with support services to mitigate life-threatening challenges such as malnutrition, cholera, and diarrhea.
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. These are being achieved through the following 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 (HIS) to support the management of health services
SHARP recognizes its need for agile, scalable, and sustainable programming along the humanitarian aid-to-development continuum. To do this, the project, in close coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP), implements strategic activities to strengthen Yemen’s health system and help the government identify and solve health service needs and challenges.
SHARP is implemented by JSI, Search for Common Ground, Yemen Family Care Association, and the National Yemeni Midwives Association.