Why we work with partners
Partnership working is vital to achieving better healthcare. We work with partner organisations to ensure that our projects are relevant to local health needs and are delivered in a way which will make a sustainable and long term difference to the health of pregnant mothers, newborns and children.
We form local partnerships with governments, health ministries and hospitals. We work through memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to help develop closer partnerships. Currently we have an MOU with the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
The collaboration between MCAI and ALSG began in 2001 with the aim of saving lives through the emergency care of mothers, babies and children. The objectives of the individual charities are:
MCAI: to protect and preserve good health and to provide relief to persons in any part of the world who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress as a result of extreme poverty.
ALSG: the preservation of life by providing training and education in life saving techniques to the general public and in particular but not exclusively to doctors, nurses and other members of the medical profession.
MCAI has always been committed to speaking up against armed conflict and its effect on health. MCAI has a subsidiary advocacy arm, The International Health Protection Initiative (IHPI), which is is a movement of individuals, organisations, institutions and charities (including non-Governmental Organisations-NGOs) who have agreed to help lobby the United Nations to act to uphold the Geneva Conventions, especially as regards safe-guarding health facilities/equipment/transport, and healthworkers.
MCAI is delighted to be approved as a member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), an umbrella organisation that joins the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health communities into an alliance. The PMNCH is governed by a Board, and administered by a Secretariat hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Healthcare Information For All by 2015
HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) is a global campaign and knowledge network administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organisation working to improve the quality of health care in developing countries. We are more than 12,000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers, committed to accelerate progress towards the HIFA Vision: a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others - people will no longer be dying for lack of knowledge. One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. HIFA members represent more than 2500 organisations across 171 countries worldwide, and interact on five global email discussion forums (HIFA Global Forums) in three languages:
2. CHILD2015 in collaboration with the International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the International Society of Social Paediatrics and Child Health
3. HIFA-Portuguese in collaboration with WHO, Geneva
4. HIFA-EVIPNet-French in collaboration with WHO, Geneva
5. HIFA-Zambia in collaboration with the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance
We also work with:
Other non governmental organisations (NGOs)