Partners and Contacts
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society, environment, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
FHI 360 provides overall program and financial management as the prime partner for END in Africa. Specifically, FHI 360 is charged with grants management and oversight as well as coordinating capacity building in areas such as grantee management, work planning, and data management. FHI360 also coordinates all END in Africa project activities in Ghana (as of October 2013) and in Cote d’Ivoire (as of October 2015).
Deloitte’s Global Health and Social Protection group is a leading provider of advisory services in the areas of health sector strengthening, pension reform, and social protection. Our professionals focus on developing and implementing sustainable national and regional health care policies, public health and social welfare programs to improve access to quality health care and social support programs throughout emerging market countries.
For the END in Africa project, Deloitte provides capacity building expertise, particularly in the areas of financial management and oversight. Deloitte brings its capabilities in change management and performance-based budgeting ensure that Ministries of Health have the correct resources and tools in place to manage and evaluate financial activities; to increase Ministry capacity to use data for decision-making, including data collection plans and methodologies; and to assist Ministries in resource mobilization and public-private partnerships.
END in Africa Sub-grantees
Health & Development International
Health & Development International (HDI) is a small and innovative non-governmental organization whose mission is to advance world public health, strengthen economic development, and augment human dignity among some of the world’s most unfortunate people by helping to permanently free them of specific diseases. Established in 1990, HDI targets debilitating diseases that are deemed to be eradicable as public health problems but which have been insufficiently addressed at the time HDI becomes engaged. HDI has been actively engaged in efforts to:
- eradicate guinea worm
- stop lymphatic filariasis transmission
- prevent deaths during childbirth and prevent obstetric fistula among survivors of obstructed labor
HDI coordinates END in Africa’s activities in Togo.
Helen Keller International
Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness. Its mission is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. HKI combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. HKI is known for sustainability, reliability, efficiency, and the highest level of technical expertise in fighting and treating blindness and malnutrition. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven effectiveness in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures.
Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) cuts across HKI’s two longstanding areas of program focus: Eye Health and Nutrition. The organization is one of the leading global experts in combating the two blinding NTDs, onchocerciasis and trachoma. HKI also has extensive involvement in controlling soil-transmitted helminthes combating schistosomiasis because of its link with anemia. The strategy to eliminate lymphatic filariasis is built on the community-based drug distribution strategy that HKI and partners helped to develop for onchocerciasis control.
HKI coordinates END in Africa’s activities in Burkina Faso, Niger and Sierra Leone. HKI is a founding member or partner of the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC); VISION 2020; The Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma (GET 2020), the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC); the Global Alliance for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF); and others. HKI’s President and CEO is the Chair of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control (GNNTDC).
Previous END in Africa Partners
JSI (October 2010 – July 2015)
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., is a leading international public health consulting firm engaged in a wide range of global public health issues in the developing world and the United States. These issues include commodity security, medicine procurement, and supply chain management, and many other health-related issues. Our work with national, bilateral, multilateral, and global partners on supply chain management since 1986 has spanned more than 40 countries and has focused on: customer service; product selection; quantification; procurement; quality assurance; warehousing; inventory management; transport and distribution; logistics management information systems; drug policy; organizational strengthening; and technology solutions.
The JSI-coined slogan, “No Product? No Program,” reminds stakeholders that health improvement is dependent on health products reaching clients. Because lasting logistics system change occurs with the transfer of supply chain management skills and ownership by professionals and counterparts from host-country institutions, JSI’s contributions to END in Africa emphasize joint assessment, system design/refinement, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Our approach to technical assistance highlights the importance of capacity building, and enables long-term acquisition of skills and local ownership for solutions. We apply these principles to our procurement, commodity donation program coordination, and supply management system improvement contributions to END in Africa.
FHI 360 assumed the responsibility for supply chain management for the END in Africa project in August 2015.
LATH (October 2010 – September 2015)
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) established Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH) in 1986, as an independent company to help it respond more effectively and efficiently to the increasing demand for international development assistance. As LSTM’s consulting arm, LATH is a gateway to internationally recognized research, channeling this expertise into influencing policy and transforming practice. LATH’s unique partnership with LSTM is fundamental to our work. Together we aim to deliver sustainable improvements to health systems in developing countries. Our work directly contributes to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) for reducing poverty and inequalities in the developing world. This includes reversing the spread of endemic diseases, cutting infant mortality and improving maternal health.
While working with END in Africa, LATH will provide training and technical assistance for Ministry of Health capacity building in M&E, identification of technical constraints and knowledge management (KM). LATH’s contributions will include providing technical assistance in M&E systems design, planning, implementation and capacity building; assisting sub-grantees and countries in data collection, verification, analysis and report writing and implementing data quality systems; and, conducting analysis of program implementation to identify areas of weakness or opportunity.
FHI 360 assumed the responsibility for both M&E and KM for the END in Africa project in August 2015.
Catholic Relief Services (October 2010 – September 2013)
Prior to FY 2014, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was the designated sub-grantee in Ghana for the END in Africa project. With more than 50 years of experience in Ghana, CRS has a diverse health portfolio of programs in leprosy; guinea worm; water and sanitation; school health programs that include control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis; HIV/AIDS prevention and education; infant and young child feeding; and maternal, newborn and child health.
FHI360 assumed responsibility for coordinating all END in Africa project activities in Ghana in October 2013.
Photo Credit: Yaobi Zhang, Helen Keller International