Building Local NGO Capacity
In addition to our public sector partnership model, HAI also collaborates with local NGOs that help expand the health system’s reach beyond the clinic.
A core constituency of public sector health systems are the community-based partnerships that help build community-to-clinic linkages and increase demand for coordinated, comprehensive health care. At HAI, we work alongside and provide resources to local NGOs that are doing this important work in coordination with the National Health System.
In Côte d’Ivoire, HAI has provided technical and operational assistance to more than 20 local NGOs that, among other critical functions, staff community counselors based within public health facilities. These community counselors provide critical follow-up and support to newly diagnosed individuals living with HIV, helping them to schedule and keep appointments and stay adherent to their prescribed treatment regimen.
While HAI brings 30+ years of international global health technical and operational experience to our work, we realize that our ability to perform is enhanced when we engage the experience and expertise of our local NGO counterparts. Though our commitment to our partnership with Ministries of Health is unwavering, we recognize that true lasting change means expanding and enhancing networks of mutual support toward a common goal.
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[2015-2020] Project LINKS: Implementation of Programs for the Prevention Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire under PEPFAR.
This project receives funding support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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