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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

The University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa funding programme supports capacity development partnerships between health organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Germany – currently on the topic of eHealth. It will contribute to improving patient care with innovative digital applications. Such joint projects on the subject of eHealth between public and non-profit institutions on the secondary and tertiary care level are funded with up to 300,000 Euros over a maximum period of 22 months. Applications are open until 31.05.2019. Please find more information:

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 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

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