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Partnership Projects

The ESTHER Alliance originally focused on knowledge transfer for diagnosis and treatment of HIV and AIDS. As the epidemic advanced and the approaches by countries and the international community to deliver HIV/AIDS care evolved towards health systems strengthening, so did ESTHER’s focus. 

ESTHER partnerships work to strengthen health systems, particularly human resources for health, to ultimately reach universal health coverage. We work using an integrated approach in these areas. 

Current partnership projects

Our Intervention areas

Maternal, newborn and child health

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

HIV treatment

Improve diagnosis and care of HIV patients by 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.

Linking HIV/SRHR

Capacity building to ensure integrated health care delivery of HIV/AIDS services within ante-natal and post-natal care.

TB Treatment

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


Improve diagnosis and care of malaria patients through strengthening laboratory, medical, and nursing capacity.


Capacity building for improved pandemic preparedness and response

Biology and laboratories

Laboratory infrastructure enhancement, capacity development, and overall quality improvement towards accreditation.

Most at risk populations

MARPs include sex workers, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug-users. Improve access to care and treatment, particularly for HIV and TB, among MARPs by decreasing barriers to accessing health services.

Community health

Improve health service delivery and community involvement at district level.

Psychosocial support

Psychosocial support for people living with HIV and caregivers to deal with issues of adherence, stigma, and medication side effects.

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.

Staff safety

Capacity building to ensure a safe working environment for health workers, including improvement of hospital hygiene and health care waste management.

Patient safety

Capacity building to improve hospital hygiene, diagnostic capacity, and control of antimicrobial resistance.

Human Papilloma Virus/ Cervical cancer

Improve diagnosis and care of HPV and related cervical cancer by improving access to sexual and reproductive health care services for women.

Non-communicable diseases

Capacity building to manage non-communicable diseases, including diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. Improved diagnostic and treatment skills

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.

Hospital hygiene

Capacity building and improvement of infrastructure to ensure hospital hygiene, including access to water and soap for hand washing and prevention of nosocomial infections.


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

Procurement and supply management

Capacity building for improved procurement planning, and control of medicine quality to ensure uninterrupted availability of supplies at all levels of the health care system.

Leadership development

Support to health care managers to develop their full leadership potential through coaching, mentoring, and exchanges with peers to ensure evidence-based and effective decision-making.

Palliative care

Capacity building to maintain and improve a patient's quality of life throughout the course of a life-limiting illness.