For Missions

PROPEL Health is a global USAID mechanism for Mission buy-in across sectors.

Managed out of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, PROPEL Health accepts funding from all USAID sources and operating units, including PEPFAR and health systems strengthening, and undertakes activities to advance primary healthcare, global health security, gender, and human resources for health. Among other technical assistance areas, PROPEL Health can help to:


  • Strengthen local capacity to design, implement, and monitor resilient and responsive policies, strategies, laws, and regulations
  • Elevate community voices to co-create and co-implement transformative policies


  • Strengthen decisionmaker and advocate capacity to use evidence-based, politically smart advocacy approaches to elevate, advance, and integrate family planning/reproductive health and primary healthcare policy priorities
  • Support local partners to develop user-friendly integrated analytics and integrate family planning/reproductive health, HIV, maternal and child health, and primary healthcare within national digital health plans and country data architectures


  • Support governments to advance public and private financing of primary healthcare services and integrate the provision of family planning/reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV
  • Improve strategic purchasing to incentivize quality family planning/reproductive healthcare and leverage digital tools to increase enrollment and improve claims and reimbursement processes
  • Partner with ministries of health and finance to design and implement public financial management solutions that balance flexibility and control at all levels and better link budgets and expenditures with outcomes


  • Embed stewardship functions, transparent management, and accountability mechanisms
  • Galvanize regional- or district-led platforms as mechanisms to review health performance metrics, elevate underrepresented voices, and facilitate multisectoral responses to health sector challenges
  • Strengthen local actors’ capacity to conduct legal environment analyses and rapid assessments of health sector governance rules and norms for priorities such as digital health; gender; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility