Registration of PH as a local organization was finished in 2007, but the effective transfer occurred in January 2009, when all programmes, projects, systems, procedures and staff were transferred to the locally registered Partnerships in Health. This administrative change has not had any adverse effects on the capacity or financial portfolio of the organization. Prior to 2005, Fondation PH Suisse – Partnerships in Health, including its country office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was a part of the Project HOPE network and one of the Project HOPE’s country offices. As the name suggest, PH acts in the field of health in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region and it has close cooperation with partner institutions and organizations, with the aim to improve health services. Programs and projects are developed in cooperation with relevant partners (Ministries of Health or health institutions, according to health priorities) and are implemented according to instructions from project steering mechanisms, in order to ensure efficient implementation of project activities.
As part of ongoing activities, PH coordinates work of 22 Voluteer Counseling and Testing centers for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases across Bosnia and Herzegovina. We also coordinate the work of mobile testing units, which provide testing services to key populations in community based settings.
Partnerships in Health has established its own mobile testing unit, which has been accredited for provision of mobile testing services for HIV by the Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AKAZ) since 2018.
Excutive director of PH, Mrs. Aida Kurtović served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund from 2016 unitl 2018, and as the Chair of the Board of the Global Fund from 2018 until 2020.
Because “good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic development,”* as well as an inalienable right, PH, is dedicated to building critical health knowledge and skills through health education and training of the primary care providers. PH assists institutions to build their capacity and achieve sustainable improvements in the quality of basic and essential health services. Our projects are changing the life of vulnerable populations.
Partnerships in Health strives for a human society in which all people have an equal and fair access to health, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliations.
• Develop and implement results-based projects in partnership with governments, health care institutions, providers, NGOs, and donors;
• Work closely with the health care systems and health care providers in the design and implementation of joint activities;
• Transfer skills and know-how to build capacity and promote sustainable health improvements;
• Strengthen the primary health care level to increase the availability of affordable and cost-effective curative and preventive health services;
• Guide staff and partners to be results-oriented.