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AIHA has a long history managing successful, responsive, and locally driven health system strengthening projects in 34 countries spanning the globe. We got our start in 1992, establishing hospital-to-hospital partnerships that linked U.S. health institutions with counterparts in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, later expanding to more than 20 countries across Eurasia before moving into sub-Saharan Africa in 2004, Cambodia in 2009, and the Caribbean in 2011.
Although we’ve implemented a number of projects through more traditional consultancy-based methods, the vast majority of our projects in Eurasia and Africa have been implemented through an innovative peer-to-peer partnership methodology that mobilizes substantial voluntary commitment on the part of the U.S. health sector.
AIHA’s twinning partnership model presumes that healthcare professionals overseas are more receptive to new ideas when they work together with colleagues who face many of the same challenges in their own day-to-day practice. Through twinning, we’ve been able to engage leading academic institutions, clinical centers of excellence, professional societies and associations, and a broad and diverse range of dedicated health-related professionals associated with the U.S. health sector.
Increasingly, we’ve been working to tap into existing capacity and expertise on a more global level by championing South-South partnerships.
Whether consultancy-based or partnership-based, AIHA’s approach includes rigorous work planning, participatory project design, and substantial commitments by the recipient country — all key elements in the overwhelming success we’ve had in achieving sustainable, tangible, and developmentally significant results with notably high degrees of recipient ownership.
To learn more about our current projects, please click on the links at the right.
You can also learn about our past work by visiting the project archive page.