8 September 2016
Health Partners International is pleased to announce the launch of Health Partners Zambia (HPZ), a wholly-owned subsidiary company, registered in Zambia.
At celebratory reception held in Lusaka, HPI’s Managing Director, Dr Rodion Kraus, spoke about why we care about women-centred and equitable development, what partnering means to us, how we innovate and why we have enjoyed working in Zambia for the last two decades. He said, “To make a difference today, no one organisation has all the skills …we live in an era where it is vital to partner with other organisations to achieve synergy…We don’t believe in one solution for any problem…it is through partnership that we innovate and adapt varied approaches.”
Dr Kraus highlighted how our marriage and recent merger with gender specialists, WISE Development, strengthens our ability to assist development partners in addressing the vastly important area of women’s and girls’ empowerment in an integrated way.
The founding of HPZ was inspired by our long track record of partnering on both supply and demand-side work in Zambia with a particular focus on the interface between service delivery and community engagement. Our most recent work in Zambia includes the Moblising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia programme and its follow-on MORE MAMaZ both of which achieved significant successes in increasing skilled birth attendance rates and increased the evidence base understanding at national level about effective ways to intervene at community level in support of improved access to maternal and newborn health services.
Dr Kraus highlighted how we have innovated and adapted our programmes over the years and much of the learning applied in Zambia is a result of innovations tested in our programmes in northern Nigeria. For a small company we cover a huge spectrum of health systems strengthening work because we are constantly innovating.
HPI looks forward to opportunities to strengthen our relationships and forge new partnerships for strengthening primary health care in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and build on the progress made towards increasing maternal and newborn health access for women and girls and improving health outcomes in Zambia.
The launch reception was well attended by many old and new friends. Thank you to everyone involved for making the evening such a success. We look forward to continuing to work with you and sharing the genuine passion we have for strengthening systems for health for all.
We have some exciting opportunities coming up and we would love to hear from you if you are interested in working with Health Partners Zambia, please do explore our jobs page and get in touch.