18.12.2019 – ESTHER Switzerland is a network that engages Swiss hospitals and other health institutions in effective and sustainable North-South partnerships. Since 2016, the ESTHER Switzerland Secretariat is hosted by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) in Bern.
Since 2011, Switzerland is member of the European ESTHER Alliance that promotes institutional health partnerships worldwide. The Alliance defines institutional health partnerships as “collaborative relationships between at least two institutions based on trust, equity and mutual interest to work as peers towards common objectives. They contribute to the improvement of health services through reciprocal institutional strengthening, capacity building and health workforce development”. ESTHER partners work mostly in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to tackle priority issues for health and help achieve the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). The focus lies on SDG 3 and 17.
For more information please visit the website: www.esther-switzerland.ch/grants