Health Alliance International
Health Alliance International supports the development of equity-oriented policies and public-sector health systems to obtain universal access to quality health care. Health Alliance International is affiliated with the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. The Department focuses on identification and evaluation of health problems and health inequities in underserved populations, development and implementation of innovative interventions that can dramatically reduce disease burden. The partners/recipients are the Ministries of Health for Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Sudan and Timor-Leste.
The focus of Health Alliance International’s (HAI) advocacy efforts is on bigger-picture issues, including macroeconomic policies that require governments to underfund their health systems, war and its impacts, and the importance of developing strong public-sector primary health care systems. The main goal is to increase access to quality health care among disadvantaged populations, including the right to effective care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, with a focus on strengthening public sector programs. HAI has become a leader in applied operations research. Efforts to improve equity through health policy and political advocacy have consistently been a central feature of Health Alliance International, and have led to achievements in expanding national programs for integrated prenatal care, HIV treatment, and malaria control.
Links to the health workforce crisis
HAI technical staff share offices and work side by side with local health system counterparts in developing countries to create and implement programs and services for integration into ministry strategies. HAI provides salary support, training, joint supervision and policy advocacy around health system strengthening and expansion of human resources for health. This public partnership approach for providing technical assistance is unique among NGOs. In addition, health workers benefit most from on-site, on-the-job training and follow-up coaching to ensure that new skills are understood and applied correctly with proper support.
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