Health

NIRAS Indevelop has extensive experience from working with health, health systems development,  sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV/Aids.

NIRAS Indevelop’s work within the health sector goes back to the mid-1980s with the provision of  technical assistance to hospitals being built in Vietnam following the end of the war. Since then NIRAS Indevelop has been an important partner in international development cooperation and for the last three decades has expanded its work in a range of niches, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, health system strengthening, and global health.

In line with Agenda 2030, NIRAS Indevelop has adapted to a world of inter-sectoral interaction. This also applies to the  work within  the health sector, in which health is connected to a variety of other areas of work of NIRAS Indevelop, such as human rights, gender equality, water resources and agriculture.

Health Systems consist of all the people and actions whose primary purpose is to promote, restore or maintain health. To build a system with these intents is also working towards other objectives such as services delivered with responsiveness to people´s expectations and to their financial protection.

This includes efforts to influence determinants of health as well as more direct health-improving activities. A health system is therefore more than the pyramid of publicly owned facilities that deliver personal health services. It includes, for example, a mother caring for a sick child at home, private providers, behavior change programs, health campaigns, health insurance organizations, occupational health and safety legislation.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) include a range of services and rights that range from maternal health, contraceptive availability, youth sexual and reproductive health, abortion rights, the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual (LGBT) persons, the involvement of men and boys, amongst other topics. HIV and AIDS, while an infectious disease, has impact on all sectors, and not just on health. Since sexual activity accounts for 80% of all transmission of HIV, sexual health and rights are intimately related to HIV and AIDS issues. Gender equality is a significant aspect of both SRHR and HIV and AIDS because of the influence of power relations on sexual behavior and on access to health services.

We provide the following services:

  • structured health service delivery
  • health financing and reimbursement
  • health workforce
  • assessment and implementation of medical technologies
  • health management/leadership and good governance 
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) (including maternal health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, sexual rights, sexuality education and gender and SRHR)
  • Sexual and reproductive health systems development including financing of SRHR
  • Gender based violence/intimate partner violence
  • HIV/Aids (incl evaluation of service delivery, HIV prevention and education, adolescent services and designing and monitoring of national HIV/Aids strategic plans)