HAI programs were grounded in a fervent belief that all humans have a right to health and health care and that public sector health systems are ideally suited to realize that right. We worked alongside and within public sector health systems in the countries where we worked, because we know that when our actions support our values, we serve as advocates for the change we wish to see.
Nevertheless, global forces beyond the control of any one institution serve to prevent health systems from providing the comprehensive, high quality primary health care that all people deserve.
HAI’s four advocacy pillars highlighted the need to equip, invest in, protect, and reduce barriers to public sector health systems. Former HAI staff, volunteers, and friends continue to join their voices with advocates for health justice, employing their HAI experience.
Explore HAI’s four advocacy pillars and learn more about other advocacy organizations carrying on this important work by clicking on the icons below.
HAI brings a level of support, expertise, and enthusiasm to projects that is hard to replicate or find elsewhere. Having worked with HAI’s advocacy team on several occasions, their international experience and local knowledge and connections help to bring a deeper focus to the most pertinent issues impacting people’s health. Working with HAI means that people and communities are always first. Their core values permeate every aspect of their work in a very tangible way, which is why I will always turn to HAI for support and partnership in health advocacy.
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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.
Health Alliance International began in 1987 as a US-based international solidarity organization committed to supporting the public sector provision of health care for all. Over 35 years, HAI conducted programs in 17 countries, with flagship programs in Mozambique, Côte d'Ivoire, and Timor-Leste.
In line with HAI’s commitment to support and strengthen local public health leadership, as of October 2021, HAI fully transitioned global operations and active programs to locally-based, locally-led NGOs. Learn more about this shift toward local autonomy and equity in global health.