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The PRIME II Partnership

The PRIME II partnership—IntraHealth International, Abt Associates, EngenderHealth, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), and Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG)—enabled the Project to deliver a wide range of technical assistance to support reproductive health programs internationally. Two supporting institutions—the American College of Nurse-Midwives and Save the Children—also enhanced and supported the Project’s work. The partnering experience within PRIME II demonstrated how multiple organizations can work together constructively to meet the diverse needs of developing countries in the 21st century.

IntraHealth International

IntraHealth International (formerly Intrah) has specialized for over two decades in helping countries improve human resources systems for the delivery of high quality health services. Affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, IntraHealth is recognized worldwide for its innovative work in training, its expertise in developing service-delivery guidelines, and its ability to forge partnerships to build and sustain programs in reproductive health. As the leader of the five-year PRIME II Project, IntraHealth spearheaded the Project’s mission to improve the performance of primary-level health care providers.

Abt Associates

A research-based consulting company, Abt Associates has been helping to solve social and business problems and guide policy decisions for more than 35 years. In its work with PRIME II, Abt specialized in focused strategies to increase access to primary-level health care, allocate resources more efficiently, implement cost-effective service delivery and strengthen overburdened health systems.


Now working in more than 40 countries, EngenderHealth (formerly AVSC International) has been concentrating on practical solutions to improving reproductive health (RH) service delivery for almost 50 years. In its role in PRIME II, EngenderHealth assisted in forming partnerships with public sector and NGO RH programs throughout the world to provide technical assistance and training.


Founded in 1977, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of women and children. PATH identifies, develops and applies appropriate and innovative solutions to public health problems by exchanging knowledge, skills and technologies with government and NGO partners in developing countries and with groups in need elsewhere. In providing technical assistance to PRIME II, PATH focused on quality of care and improving interaction between clients and primary-care providers.


Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG) is an employee-owned small business with more than 25 years’ experience in designing and implementing innovative approaches to improving the performance of people and organizations. As a PRIME II partner, TRG provided institutional strengthening, stakeholder involvement, and training and human resources development expertise to build organizational capacity.


PRIME II benefited from the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ mission to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery.

Save the Children

Save the Children works to make lasting and positive change in the lives of children and families in need, and has 65 years of experience in community-based development and humanitarian interventions.