HIFA is seeking technical and financial support for this project to leverage the HIFA community (>17,000 health professionals) to explore barriers and drivers to health partnerships, building on work sponsored by THET in 2016:
From 19th September to 21 October 2016, HIFA hosted a thematic discussion on health partnerships as defined and supported by THET: 'A health partnership is an on-going collaboration between health institutions in high income countries and those in low and middle income countries.' There was some discussion also on HIFA-French and HIFA-Zambia.
HIFA members explored the following questions:
1. What do we mean by 'health partnerships'?
2. What works well in your partnership and what is a challenge?
3. What evidence do you use to guide the planning and implementation of your partnership?
4. How do you measure the impact of your partnership?
There were 85 messages from 29 HIFA members in 9 countries (India, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, UK, USA). See the Publications tab for selected highlights.
HIFA Coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh included key points of the discussion in his presentation at the THET Annual Conference 2016 ‘Evidence, Effectiveness, Impact’, 20-21 October 2016, which looked at the important role health partnerships play in response to the challenges set by the new Sustainable Development Goals.
The HIFA Project on Health Partnerships remains open for sponsorship of further thematic discussion(s) on health partnerships (as defined above or more broadly). For further details please contact the HIFA Coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org