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Implementing Institutions

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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.

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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. 

Latest Announcements

You have missed the first webinar of our series? 

No problem, here is the recording now available. 


The recording is now available on

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In this webinar, we hosted 3 Global Health experts. Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritu and a Former Head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, walked us through an overview on the current European response to COVID-19 pandemic, and the long-term outlook. 

Diarmuid McClean, Deputy Head of Mission in Embassy of Ireland in Malawi, gave us a glimpse of the current situation in Malawi, the country preparedness, the challenges and what can be learnt from the Irish experience with COVID-19 so far. 

Then, Niall Roche, a Lecturer, IGHN Board member, and an Environmental Health Officer by background, also runs the Public Health Module on the Masters in Humanitarian Action in UCD, discussed with us various aspects and considerations on Water, Health and Sanitation ‘’WaSH’’.

In light of COVID-19, we wanted to highlight some free courses and articles we found particularly useful that you might want to refer to yourselves as you deal with COVID-19 cases, travel with your partnerships or share with your partners. 


Please visit this page, to find latest resources on COVID-19.



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ESTHER Alliance started a series of webinars that will focus on healthcare professionals and overseas staff working in Global Health in the era of COVID-19. These webinars will be held each Friday and we will host experts to discuss several COVID-19 topics that concern health professionals working in global health. 

There will be a questions and answers session with attendees to conclude the webinar, please send us your questions in advance to:  


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This is a joint initiative between ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships and Irish Global Health Network. 

Our Intervention areas

Community health

Improve health service delivery and community involvement at district level.

Hospital management

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 to advance education, training, standards, research, and practice in surgical care.

Quality management

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.

Maternal, newborn and child health

Capacity building to improve the quality of care before, during, and after, delivery for women and their babies.

TB Treatment

Improve diagnosis and care of TB patients through strengthening laboratory, medical, and nursing capacity. Improve adherence to treatment.

HIV prevention

Capacity building on HIV prevention (including PMTCT) in medical and non-medical settings such as prisons.


Capacity building for improved pandemic preparedness and response