Developing Health Globally is strengthened and sustained through collaborations with ministries of health, non-profit organizations, academia and local communities. The program’s unique partnership model promotes regular participation, ownership and accountability across all players to achieve positive change.

Partners are Important

Partners are actively involved in various areas of the Developing Health Globally (DHG) program work throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia. In some cases, they provide local context and knowledge to ensure successful implementation. In others, they contribute their expertise and know-how to support implementation actions, training and capacity-building, and follow-up evaluation.

Our partners work with us in the following countries: Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Nigeria; Honduras and Haiti; and Cambodia and Indonesia.


Access Project

Provides emergency obstetric care (EmOC) and essential newborn care (ENC) training to improve the delivery of care to mothers and newborns at health centers. The Access Project’s model is to apply business and management skills to public health systems in poor countries to increase access to life-saving drugs and critical health services.


Assist International

Supports DHG hospital upgrades with expertise in project management, general contracting and construction, shipping and logistics management, and equipment installation and training. Assist International addresses the critical needs of the world’s most vulnerable people in the developing world through advanced medical programs, life-giving water and infrastructure programs, orphaned and abandoned children programs and education and empowerment.


Center for Public Health and Development (CPHDEV)

Provides a broad range of training to health practitioners on emergency obstetric and neonatal care, surgical practices and use of anesthesia, and applications of technology for obstetric and neonatal applications. CPHDEV focuses on strengthening capacity in the public health system in sub-Saharan Africa through practical skill-building, combining local capacity with global knowledge to empower public health sector workers and improving healthcare through application of new healthcare technology and training.


Engineering World Health (EWH)

Provides biomedical practice training to equip biomedical technicians with the skills needed to repair and maintain essential medical equipment. Additionally, EWH provides Ministries of Health with the tools needed to train future generations of technicians. EWH mobilizes the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in hospitals that serve resource-poor communities of the developing world.


FHI 360

Improves primary and secondary education access and quality for girls and other vulnerable children in DHG communities through the Four Pillars PLUS program, which provides scholarships, girls’ mentoring, teacher professional development, and community participation guidance. FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.



Builds on its expertise in maternal and infant care and innovative low-cost solutions and approaches to today’s health challenges to improve antenatal care and child delivery in health centers and district hospitals in Uganda. For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, an international, non-profit health organization and affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University, has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and families in developing countries.


National Medical Fellowships (NMF)

Provides externships in Ghana and Kenya for U.S. underrepresented minority medical students who share best practices and technical know-how with hospital staff at partnering DHG sites. NMF provides service-learning opportunities to nursing, physician assistant and medical students, and offers scholarships to medical students based on financial need, experience and merit.


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Develops, implements and scales an innovative approach to health interventions and service delivery using mobile health technology and the RapidSMS framework to enhance the ability of community health workers and health facilities to track the continuum of care for mothers and children. UNICEF advocates for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.


Columbia University (Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians & Surgeons)

Provides expertise in Emergency Medicine, trauma management and referral processes to improve acute care using limited resources. Through the Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care program (sidHARTe), Columbia University strengthens emergency medical care in Ghana and Rwanda by training physicians and midlevel healthcare providers; improving operational processes such as triage and referral; and monitoring and evaluating associated outcomes. sidHARTe also leads research in the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure to decrease mortality in children with respiratory distress. The program is particularly committed to reaching rural populations who would otherwise lack access to lifesaving care. All work is done in close partnership with public institutions to ensure local ownership and sustainability.


Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory at Duke University

Develops biomedical engineering training curriculum to help promote – and sustain – equipment repair and maintenance in DHG communities. Duke University supports DHG and EWH in tailoring the curriculum for different countries and educational partners, and evaluating its impact.


Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University

Through research, training, and capacity building, the Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) works with DHG beneficiaries to evaluate their needs for safe water and promote changes in practice. The CGSW examines the costs and cost savings for clinical and hospital water treatment systems, and evaluates the water quality and quantity provided by these systems and the health facilities’ performance in sustainably operating and maintaining these systems. The CGSW also evaluates the adoption and impact of the safe drinking water provided by clinics to the local population. The results from these studies will inform implementation of small, institutionally-managed water systems in resource-poor settings.


University of Washington, Seattle

Improves antenatal care in rural communities by introducing portable ultrasound equipment and training midwives to identify high-risk pregnancies, causes of bleeding and pain, and fetal death, among other things. The program also promotes the importance of routine antenatal care and equips practitioners with the ability to determine whether or not patients should be treated at referral hospitals to ensure a safe delivery.