Local NGO Collaboration

In addition to our public sector partnership model, HAI has always worked closely with local NGOs that represent community priorities and 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. For decades, HAI worked alongside and provided resources to local NGOs leading this important work in coordination with the National Health System. 

In Côte d’Ivoire, HAI provided technical and operational assistance to more than 20 local NGOs that, among other critical functions, staffed 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 brought years of international global health technical and operational experience to our work, we always realized that our ability to perform was enhanced and often enabled by the experience and expertise of our local NGO counterparts. 

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In line with HAI’s commitment to support and strengthen local public health leadership, as of October 2021, HAI fully transitioned our global operations and active programs to locally-based, locally-led NGOs.

This transition represents a shift away from a pervasive practice in global health that centers decision-making authority and donor relationships outside of the Global South; and a shift toward local autonomy and equity in global health.

Learn more about why we think the future of global health is local.

 

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Funding

[2020-2021] Harmonia: Communities Ending Gender-based Violence [project transferred to HAMNASA for continuation]

This project received funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the People-to-People Reconciliation fund.

[2015-2021] Project LINKS: Implementation of Programs for the Prevention Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire under PEPFAR.

This project received 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).

[2009-2015] Rapid Scale up for HIV Care and Treatment Services in Northeastern Côte d’Ivoire.

This project received 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) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

[2008-2009] Rapid Expansion of Integrated HIV Care and Treatment in the Vallée du Bandama.

This project received 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) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), via a subagreement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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HAI’s Transition 2021

HAI has transitioned our global operations and active programs to the local NGOs CSM (Mozambique) and HAMNASA (Timor-Leste). Learn more using the buttons below

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Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

Our Evolution

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.

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