The HAI Model is simple: work with and within public sector health systems to strengthen primary health care for all.
For 35 years, Health Alliance International worked in solidarity with ministries of health in order to build the capacity of local health providers, professionals, and researchers to lead their own, effective primary health care systems. From the very beginning, HAI did what many global health NGOs have neglected to do: focus on strengthening public sector health systems by listening to and serving the needs articulated by countries and advocating for policies and practices that promote social, economic, and health equity.
The HAI Model focuses on alliance with ministries of health to improve government capacity to measure performance, improve quality, and expand the scope of health care services. As such, the HAI model encourages NGO staff to work alongside local health system leadership as key partners in designing, implementing and evaluating health programs.
Read more about Why the HAI Model and Approach Matter by flipping through HAI’s 2019 Case for Support, below.
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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.