What We Do
AIHA, its partnerships, and programs represent one of the US healthcare sector’s most coordinated responses to a broad range of issues affecting global health. Our programs contribute to sustainable change by providing the management and programmatic support to help donor institutions and health systems coordinate other forms of government or privately-sponsored development assistance.
AIHA’s technical assistance model provides an underlying structure that supports health reform, offering counsel and guidance based on five key pillars that serve as the basic framework for our programmatic work:
Clinical and administrative programs established through AIHA partnerships and programs are more sustainable because the partner-recipients identify key issues and create their own solutions. Particular attention is focused on the need for low-tech, economically-viable programs that increase productivity and quality of care without imposing new burdens that would impede long-term success and feasibility. Our goal is to improve output and effectiveness to such a degree that the provision of essential health-related programs and services can be sustained independently within the host community.
AIHA got its start creating partnerships linking institutions or community-based organizations that have implemented successful healthcare programs with counterparts in developing or transitioning countries looking to learn from that experience. Read more...
HIV/AIDS Twinning Center
The HIV/AIDS Twinning Center's partnership model draws on the more than 19 years of experience AIHA has amassed in creating and managing international healthcare partnerships. The Twinning Center also supports a broad range of projects that—while they fall outside the parameters of a traditional partnership—are still rooted in the flexible, collaborative, results-oriented process that is the hallmark of the AIHA partnership program. Read more...
Projects and Initiatives
Some of AIHA's capacity-building efforts fall outside the realm of our traditional partnerships. These projects and initiatives generally target a specific issue in a country or region and may involve multiple stakeholders. Often these stakeholders include institutions or individuals who have participated in AIHA partnerships in the past and can contribute a wealth of technical expertise based on years of hands-on experience in the field. Read more...