In an increasingly complex global landscape, addressing the healthcare needs of at-risk populations in fragile settings requires innovative, cross-sectoral approaches. That’s where USAID’s PROPEL Adapt project comes in.
PROPEL Adapt’s goal is to enhance the enabling environment—the conditions, policies, systems, and factors for voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The project’s aim is to integrate FP/RH services into broader healthcare systems, encompassing HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health (MCH), and primary healthcare (PHC).
“In order to ensure that women and the most vulnerable populations are protected in times of crisis, effective policies need to be in place prior to a crisis, funding needs to be identified and mobilized, communities need to advocate proactively, and accountability structures need to be in place. PROPEL Adapt utilizes these critical levers to promote voluntary FP/RH and integration with HIV/AIDS and MCH, ensuring these services are available during crises and contribute to long-term resilience.”
–Michael Rodriguez, Project Director
Complex emergencies demand holistic solutions, involving stakeholders across the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus. PROPEL Adapt operates at this nexus, evaluating factors that facilitate smooth transitions from crisis response to long-term recovery and preparedness.
Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals 3.8 and 5, PROPEL Adapt’s approach centers on achieving universal health coverage while prioritizing gender equality and empowerment. The project focuses on inclusivity, particularly for marginalized and excluded populations.
PROPEL Adapt is in the process of establishing its first country office in Mali. Here, the project aims to advance the country’s progress towards UHC by leveraging and strengthening existing local platforms and mechanisms for health insurance in the country’s agricultural and most populous regions. The project will also work to improve the enabling environment surrounding health mutuelles, which cover an essential package of basic health services while increasing access to them.
We invite you to follow the progress of the PROPEL Adapt team and activities on LinkedIn as we embark on this important journey.