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Improving the way international agencies, donors and developing countries cooperate

International Health Partnership

The International Health Partnership (IHP) brings together developing countries and donor countries, and leaders from all of the major health agencies and foundations to help save millions of lives by improving coordination and supporting national health systems in some of the poorest countries of the world.

Make health aid work better

Launched in September 2007, IHP is part of a renewed global push to meet the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGS). The IHP aims to make health aid work better for poor countries by doing three things:

  • focusing on improving health systems as a whole and not just on individual diseases or issues;
  • providing better coordination among donors;
  • developing and supporting countries' own health plans.

IHP related downloads 

Gavi letter of support to Mali, April 2009 

Gavi letter of support to Ethiopia, August 2008 

Gavi letter of support to Mozambique, August 2008 

Since the launch of the IHP, implementation has moved to the country level, where development partners and Ministries of Health sign national compacts or agreements. To date, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nepal, Mali and Benin have signed national compacts. Watch a short film on the partnership and expectations of the compact in Mali.

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