Local Research Capacity Building

Implementation research has the power to TRANSFORM the way that healthcare is delivered in practice.  However, far too often research priorities aren’t guided by those in the greatest position to effect change.

At HAI, we trained public health leaders from the countries where we worked to design and evaluate health system interventions that respond to LOCAL PRIORITIES. And, in our own research, we always worked side-by-side with our public sector partners from design to dissemination because research is only worth the CHANGE it informs.

SPOTLIGHT: Local Research Capacity Building


Capacity building is not a one-direction activity.  The Mama Amaan project, implemented in partnership with the Somali Health Board and others, underscores the importance of decolonizing research relationships.

Local Research Capacity Building in action

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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

Why Transition?

Learn about CSM

Learn about HAMNASA

Local Research Capacity Building in action

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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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