Banyan Global is a subcontractor on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project that seeks to leverage the full potential of the private sector to strengthen and expand the provision of health services to underserved populations. Banyan Global leads access to finance (A2F) and business strengthening programming on SHOPS Plus, supporting the private sector to address the business constraints to offering and expanding quality health services.
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Political and economic turmoil in Venezuela has led to an unprecedented wave of migration to Colombia as well as other countries in the region. In fact, the Colombian government predicted that 3 million Venezuelan migrants would be living in the country by the end of 2020. The government faces the dual challenge of providing social services to migrants and responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
In Ethiopia’s Amhara region, women play an important role in the agricultural sector and in post-harvest management. Women are directly engaged during crop yield collection, grading and selecting quality crops, storage preparation, pest protection, and product restocking. Women also bear sole responsibility for processing crops for family consumption, which is both time and labor intensive.
Going the Distance: Innovative Health Product Financing and Business Strengthening to Reach the Last Mile in Tanzania
For Tanzania’s rural and urban poor, Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets (ADDOs) are often the first entry point to the health system. Many ADDOs struggle to accumulate sufficient working capital, particularly rural facilities that are challenged to replenish inventory during the rainy season. Banyan Global, working under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project, conducted a business needs assessment and developed an ADDO strengthening strategy, which includes tailored business training and coaching and the introduction of digital inventory management and financial record-keeping systems.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading rapidly in many countries around the world, it is time to learn from past mistakes. Under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) II task order, Banyan Global is carrying out COVID-specific gender analyses with USAID missions and implementing partners to mitigate the gender-specific impacts of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Digital Solutions to Development: Using WhatsApp to Train Women Health Business Owners during the COVID-19 Lockdown
In February 2020, Banyan Global conducted a gender analysis focused on the constraints affecting women owners and managers of health businesses in Tanzania as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) project. As a subcontractor to Abt Associates, Banyan Global’s role on SHOPS Plus is to support the financial success of private health businesses; the findings from the gender analysis were used to inform a training that would address major constraints affecting women-owned health businesses.