Global Health

We envision better health systems that foster quality & access; reduce threats; and promote healthier behaviours to improve lives globally.

Health and Livelihoods

Health and livelihoods are inextricably linked. Communities and households facing significant health challenges often face food and livelihood insecurity. Livelihoods and food security limitations undermine health, perpetuate vulnerability, and exacerbate social stigma, especially for women, vulnerable children, and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

There is growing evidence indicating that sustained improvements in health among chronically ill members of these groups require sustained investments in both health and livelihoods. Our global health and livelihoods work spans all sectors and engages families, community leaders, nongovernmental groups, schools, governments, health and agriculture workers, and the private sector to foster resilience, expand economic opportunity, and improve health outcomes.

Our Experts

Kirsten Weeks has more than 17 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing donor-funded global health projects.

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Our Projects

Tanzania—Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth

The Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth activity helped young people ages 15 to 29 in Tanzania to enhance their employability, business savvy, leadership skills, and participation in civic life.

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Kenya—Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH)

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH) project combined nutrition programming with improved access to water security, sanitation, and hygiene.

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Tanzania—Economic Strengthening for Households Affected by AIDS (IMARISHA)

IMARISHA, which means “strengthening” in Swahili, was a four-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to strengthen economic activities.

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East Africa—Roads to a Healthy Future Program (ROADS II)

The project increased access to multisectoral HIV/AIDS, health, and related services for mobile populations and vulnerable communities along major transport corridors.

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Developments is DAI’s newsletter. News and feature articles, opinion pieces, and interviews highlight DAI projects and offer insight into global development issues of the day.

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