We are an alliance of governments and allied organizations. Our members engage institutions in effective and sustainable North-South partnerships. Our partnerships strengthen the capacity of the health workforce and institutions to provide quality health services for people in low and middle-income countries. We promote institutional health partnerships through knowledge generation, sharing best practice, collaboration, and advocacy.
The ESTHER Alliance is set in the general framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. We contribute mostly to SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDF 17 Partnerships for the Goals. Those two goals taken together highlight not only what we want to achieve (better health for all, or Universal Health Coverage), but also how we want to achieve it (through better, more equal, and balanced partnerships.
This is a new tool for institutional health partnerships, EFFECt stands for EFFective in Embedding Change. The tool specifically focusses on assessing implementation best practice, embedding change and the added benefits to individuals and institutions of using a partnership approach. The EFFECt tool measures these in relation to capacity building activities irrespective of the focus of the specific intervention.
This assessment will help them plan for the next phase of their development by looking at internal and external factors. The full details are here www.cosecsa.org/news and the closing date is 8th March.
This film shows the Work of ESTHER Germany implemented by GIZ.
Selected partners from the “Hospital Partnerships – Partners Strengthen Health”-Initiative talk about their experience. They give insight into the way partnerships work and their own personal accomplishments and goals.
Our partners play a key role in making the initiative alive – watch the film about them here:
Our Intervention areas
Capacity building to improve management of human resources, and medical and pharmaceutical supplies. Strengthening of capacity for better financial management and implementation of quality management systems.
Capacity building for the introduction or strengthening of quality management systems including the creation of QM teams, adaptation of standards, and a supportive system of supervision and error management.