AIHA has a long history managing successful, responsive, and locally driven health system strengthening projects in 43 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, south-east Asia in 2009, the Caribbean in 2011, and Latin America in 2017.
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 has close to 30 years of experience in the successful design and implementation of sustainable health interventions addressing complex health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, primary care and community health, emergency medicine, non-communicable diseases, and blood safety. We have managed more than $370 million in awards from U.S. Government agencies and other donor organizations, along with matching private-sector resources approaching $300 million.
Although AIHA has implemented a number of projects through more traditional, in-country consultancy-based methods, the vast majority of its 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 is the world’s foremost proponent and implementer of this twinning approach to health systems strengthening and developing sustainable approaches for training human resources for health.
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 consult the following list.
You can also learn about our past work by visiting the project archive page.
- Targeted Programmatic Support Across Countries (CDC1950) (2019-Present)
- Twinning Partnership Program to Strengthen Primary Health Care (PHC) in Ethiopia (2020 – Present)
- Responding to COVID-19 (2020 – Present)
- Leadership Incubation Program for Health (2019 – Present)
- Supporting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Building Capacity at Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health (2016 – Present)
- Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) (2016-Present)
- Orphan and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (2019-Present)