USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1

The USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 (2005-2010), concluded on September 29, 2010. Policy work continues under the new Health Policy Project.  Task Order 1 had two main components: global technical leadership in health policymaking and implementation and country-level applications in the field. The task order served as the primary mechanism to support USAID core-funded FP/RH, HIV, and maternal health activities in policy dialogue, formulation, and implementation. In addition, Task Order 1 provided technical assistance and carried out field-supported activities at the country level. Technical assistance focused on improving health-related policy formulation, planning, and financing; strengthening government leadership and civil society participation; encouraging multisectoral coordination; and fostering evidence-based decisionmaking at the country level. Task Order 1 was implemented by the consortium led by Futures Group.