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Dexis Awarded Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro)

Oliver Subasinghe

Dexis Consulting Group and its partner, The QED Group, LLC, are implementing the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro). GH Pro is an $84.2 million, five-year contract designed to support USAID operating units working on health-related activities in the Washington headquarters and field missions with short and medium-term technical assistance. GH Pro works across USAID’s health portfolio in support of its goals to create an AIDS-free generation, end preventable child and maternal deaths, and protect communities from other health threats. In support of these goals, the project also advances expertise in crosscutting health issues such as gender, health systems strengthening, and science and technology.

GH Pro focuses on five components: program and project evaluation, technical assistance, global health program and research management, logistics support, and mission support. Activities to support evaluation reinforce the Agency’s commitment to systematically collecting and analyzing evidence to improve program performance and impact as part of the overall USAID Forward reform agenda. Activities completed under the GH Pro contract help USAID use evaluation findings to inform decisions, improve program effectiveness, be accountable to stakeholders, and support organizational learning.

Ms. Julie Klement, who was the previous Project Director of the MEDS and GH TECH projects, leads GH Pro. Ms. Klement is a retired Health Foreign Service Officer and well-respected project manager, with over 35 years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance. “We look forward to supporting USAID’s ongoing work in the global health program cycle—from strategy, to project design, to monitoring and evaluation—and assisting with USAID Forward reforms and capacity building efforts,” states Ms. Klement.

Established in 2001, Dexis supports US government foreign assistance and foreign affairs missions through local capacity building, stakeholder engagement, institutional support, nuanced technical assistance and program effectiveness services. Dexis has worked in over 50 countries worldwide and mobilized more than 400 professionals, serving clients such as USAID, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the World Bank Group. The GH Pro contract expands Dexis’ monitoring and evaluations portfolio into the global health realm and builds upon its growing monitoring and evaluations practice with USAID and the Department of State.  Along with other significant new projects in the realm of monitoring, evaluations, learning, and knowledge management, GH Pro is significantly contributing to the future of Dexis as a leading USAID global project implementer.