DAI Global Health
Health Partners International (HPI) is a partnership of health and related professionals. Their business is strengthening health systems in developing countries. They collaborate with local partners and stakeholders to find practical solutions to the challenges of health systems, often in difficult environments, to ensure sustainable health care is available for all, especially the poor.
Where They Work
Established in 1995, they have a track record of successful health initiatives in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
HPI’s technical team are all senior professionals who have worked around the world in many aspects of health care, including HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, safe motherhood, child health, malaria, TB and non-communicable diseases. The technical skills of their consultants cover many aspects of health services delivery, including:
• regional, district and national health systems development
• hospital planning, service development and management.
Their in-depth understanding and practical experience of health service delivery in challenging environments means they take a distinctive, pragmatic approach to health systems development. They have developed a sophisticated range of tools, approaches and methodologies that can be adapted for local use.
One of HPI's strengths is their expanding network of independent partner organisations with a wide range of health expertise and shared values. They share a commitment to developing effective, accessible and affordable health care and to sharing the skills and experience that are necessary to achieve this.
They also maintain long-term relations with other stakeholders in the health sector, based on their mutual interest to find effective solutions to the challenges in health service delivery.
They work with governments, development agencies, non-governmental organisations, and research and policy institutes.
A world where everyone has equal access to good standard health care.
Build effective and appropriate governance, systems and capacity to deliver high quality, sustainable health care that is accessible for all, especially poor and vulnerable people.
At Health Partners International they care about equitable health care, they partner to make a difference and innovate to find solutions and they enjoy their work. They are driven by these values and principles:
Build better, fairer and affordable health systems, accessible to all –strengthening systems for health so that they serve for those who need it most is at the very core of what they do and they are constantly striving to make this a reality.
Embrace the spirit of partnership in their activities together and with those they serve – they believe in enduring partnerships, based on mutual respect for the combination of skills, knowledge and experience that exist across the wealth of governments, businesses and civil society organisations.
Ensure high technical quality and an ethical approach in all their endeavours – they believe that better solutions come from being as open and transparent as possible, sharing ideas, experiences, lessons learned and best practice.
Create an enabling network for partners, international and local professionals and organisations – they enable their colleagues and partners to find locally appropriate solutions to challenges and to build on their successes.
Develop a partnership company owned and managed by those who do the work – As a social enterprise they commit to contribute actively by reinvesting their revenues to support their mission and they fully pay their taxes.
Create and do work that they believe in and with people they enjoy working with – theywork to earn the respect and trust of their partners and clients to ensure they provide good value through best quality combined with competitive pricing.
Their successful delivery of large programmes reflects their values and key principles of effective partnership, deep stakeholder engagement for achieving real change and results, innovation and improved tools for service delivery and careful risk management.