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