The New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Expanding Health Partnerships—NPI EXPAND Project— is a five-year project which aims to support Missions by increasing the availability and utilization of quality health services across all USAID priority health areas. In line with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commitment to localization, NPI EXPAND invests in local partners and strengthening their capacity to strategize, plan, and implement health sector programs with USAID funds. Enhanced participation of capable local partners to increase demand for and deliver high-quality, high impact health services will enable governments to meet crucial health goals equitably and sustainably. NPI EXPAND will catalyze opportunities to scale up innovative interventions by strengthening the capacity of local partners with varying levels of capabilities and exposure to USAID.

NPI EXPAND has a global mandate to work with USAID missions throughout the world which have programs requiring NPI EXPAND’s expertise in capacity strengthening, grant making and performance improvement in health and other development sectors.

Featured Insights

Our project partners and staff have been involved in a number of exciting and life-saving activities over the past couple of months. Please see the stories and presentation below for more information and insights.

Tools

Sidai – The Maasai Community Dialogue Guidebook

Sidai - The Maasai Community Dialogue Guidebook In Kenya, NPI EXPAND works with local partners in the Maasai community to...
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Research Tools

Paper: NPI EXPAND Experience with Indirect Cost Recovery

NPI EXPAND Experience with Indirect Cost Recovery An NPI EXPAND Learning Question Paper As part of the project's learning agenda,...
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Capacity strengthening Education Health Pakistan Success Stories

The Integral Role of Mainstreaming Gender for Progress in Health and Education

Context: Gender, Health, and Education in Pakistan Pakistan’s population is 49% female and ranks 142 out of 146 countries in...
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Health Senegal Success Stories

ADEMAS Contributes to Improved Hygiene Conditions in Schools

Hygiene and sanitation problems account for one third of the burden of water-related disease and one-fifth of the burden of...
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Ethiopia News

NPI EXPAND Ethiopia – Social Accountability in Action (video)

This video is developed by NPI EXPAND Ethiopia, a USAID-funded project aimed at improving the quality of health service in...
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Capacity strengthening Education Health Pakistan Success Stories

Mainstreaming Gender in Organizational Systems

Background In Pakistan, New Partnerships Initiative EXPAND: New Partners for Better Health (NPI EXPAND) is implementing USAID's Human Development Activity...
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Family planning Kenya MNCH Success Stories

Increasing Demand and Uptake of Health Services Through a Multigenerational Approach

In Narok County, Kenya, sociocultural practices like female genital mutilation (FGM) significantly influence family planning and maternal health outcomes. FGM...
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Brazil COVID-19 Featured Local Partners News Success Stories

Data are people: the importance of data protection in public health

Through the USAID-funded New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) EXPAND Brazil project, implementation partners worked to increase vaccination against COVID-19 in the...
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Family planning Success Stories Tanzania

Leveraging Integrated Family Planning and Tuberculosis Services to Enhance Health Outcomes in Tanzania

New Partnerships Initiative EXPAND: New Partners for Better Health (NPI EXPAND), a five-year global cooperative agreement project funded by USAID...
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Research Tools

Brief: Success Factors for Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Models in Health

Success Factors for Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Models in Health An NPI EXPAND Thought Leadership Brief The New...
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Webinar

Lessons in Localization Webinar 4: Innovative Subawarding in Dynamic Environments

Download the slides from this event On April 4, 2024, NPI EXPAND hosted the fourth event in the project's series,...
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Ethiopia MNCH Social accountability Success Stories

Improving Service Delivery with Maternity Waiting Rooms: The Case of Kankicha Primary Healthcare Unit in Ethiopia’s Sidama Region

Community-based health workers play a crucial role in delivering quality health services to their neighbors and responding to community needs...
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Brazil COVID-19 News Success Stories

The multiple faces of community engagement across the Amazon region to tackle COVID-19

Through the USAID-funded New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) EXPAND Brazil project, implementation partners worked to increase vaccination against COVID-19 in the...
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Tools

Male and Female Engagement Guides on Family Planning, Maternal Health, and Gender

Male and Female Engagement Guides on Family Planning, Maternal Health, and Gender In Kenya, NPI EXPAND supported the Narok county...
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Family planning Health Pakistan Success Stories

Challenging Taboos – Youth Engagement Drives Family Planning Awareness in District Buner

Discussing family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) in conservative and remote areas like Tehsil Daggar and Gagra of district...
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Webinar

Lessons in Localization Webinar 3: Lessons Learned from Adaptive Capacity Strengthening

On February 29, 2024, NPI EXPAND hosted the third event in the project's series, Lessons in Localization: Experiences and Perspectives...
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Brazil COVID-19 Featured Local Partners News Success Stories

Migrants in the Amazon: addressing challenges to healthcare access worsened by the pandemic

Through the USAID-funded New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) EXPAND Brazil project, implementation partners worked to increase vaccination against COVID-19 in the...
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Blogs

Commitments, Obligations, Continuity, And Localization

Jeff Barnes, NPI EXPAND Project Director When NPI EXPAND orients local organizations to the USAID system, one of the key...
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Tools

Technical Organizational Capacity Assessment: Social Marketing

Technical Capacity Assessment Tool and Facilitator’s Guide The purpose of the social marketing (SM) technical organizational capacity assessment (TOCA) tool...
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Ethiopia MNCH Social accountability Success Stories

Private sector engagement in primary health care through the Community Score Card

Sheba Yoyo kebele (village) is located in Southwest Ethiopia region, where the USAID-funded New Partnership Initiative (NPI) EXPAND Ethiopia activity...
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