change is coming

HAI is transitioning our global operations to locally-based, locally led NGOs in 2021.  Click the button below to read the full announcement and learn how we’re making good on our promise of global health equity.

Domingas' Phone is a Lifesaver

Embracing mHealth technology is helping the Timor-Leste government provide lifesaving care to pregnant women like Domingas by connecting clinics to the communities they serve.


From the HAI archives, Sofia’s story highlights the Mozambican Health System’s efforts to integrate and expand access to HIV treatment for Mozambicans like Sofia, with support from HAI.

Every human being has a right to health and health care

Our mission is to promote policies and support programs that strengthen government primary health care and foster social, economic, and health equity for all. Our vision is a just world that promotes health and well-being, including universal access to quality health care.

Why Hai?

Health Alliance International is a nonprofit organization and a Center of the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health with 30+ years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based improvements to public sector health care delivery systems around the globe.  But, that’s not why you should support HAI.

At HAI, we believe that engaging in global health should be an act of SOLIDARITY, not charity.  That’s why our model embraces partnership with existing national health programs. At HAI, we know that true health EQUITY is only achieved through universal access to quality, primary health care.  That’s why our approach focuses on improving the reach, quality, and responsiveness of health care systems. At HAI, we have seen the power of evidence in ACTION.  That’s why we bring the public health expertise of the University of Washington to the front lines of care in the countries where we work. 

Why HAI?  Because we lead with our values.



Health Alliance International works in partnership with ministries of health.

For more than 30 years, HAI has worked side-by-side with ministries of health to strengthen the capacity of countries to lead their own, effective public sector health systems. Rather than parachuting in with our own ideas about what is needed, we build relationships, listen to and follow local priorities, and collaborate on programs that compliment and strengthen health care delivery through the existing public system.


Health Alliance International strengthens public sector health systems.

HAI doesn’t provide healthcare, we improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of existing national health systems that daily provide care to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. 

Community-to-Clinic Linkages, Skills-building for Health Providers, Care Integration, Data Systems Improvement, and Local Research Capacity Building are the 5 core elements of HAI’s approach.

Click below to learn more about HOW WE WORK.





HAI currently operates country programs in Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, and Timor-Leste. 

HAI works in direct partnership with national and regional health system leadership to identify health system improvements that respond to local priorities. That’s why in every country where we work, our program portfolio looks a little different, but our model and approach remain the same.

In addition to our full country programs, HAI has a long history of contributing technical assistance to projects and programs that promote health equity and strengthen public sector health systems around the world.  Our global experience includes programs and projects in Sudan, Ghana, Nepal, Tanzania, Malawi, Mali, Iraq, Liberia, Kenya, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.


Stand with HAI

Stand with HAI


When you support Health Alliance International, you take a stand for a more equitable and respectful model of global health. Your donation not only helps us expand our reach, it is an investment in our shared values of health equity and solidarity. 

Join the Alliance

Our alliance is made up of supporters, partners, staff, and volunteers who share our commitment to universal access to quality health care. Just like a health system, every person plays a role in keeping us working toward this ultimate goal. Will you join us? 

Get Engaged

The kind of change we seek requires sustained action.  Whether you want to engage in HAI's advocacy work or help spread HAI's mission and model, we rely on our friends and supporters to stand beside us when we stand up for equity in global health.

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