From 19th September to 21 October 2016, the HIFA Project on Health Partnerships 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). Read selected highlights in the summary below.