Regional Partners

Since our launch in 2010, CHMI has worked with partner organizations in more than 20 countries around the world to identify innovative healthcare programs, study promising practices, and connect innovators to others who can help them scale up, replicate, or improve on their model. In 2013, CHMI began working with new partners in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, and other countries in East and Southern Africa.

These organizations represent CHMI in their country and region, carrying out a range of activities such as convening innovators with high‐potential business models, brokering relationships between innovators and policymakers to initiate cooperation between the public and private sectors, and building relationships between innovators and donors, investors, and others that can help them grow and scale‐up their activities.

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Bertha Centre) at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) was established in 2011 as the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to research, teaching, dialogue and support of social innovations that positively change and challenge rules, policies, technologies, structures, beliefs and institutions. 

Today the Bertha Centre is an innovative and dynamic space with priority areas including:

  • Local and civil-led solutions
  • Private sector and public-private partnerships (PPP) in education, health, innovative financing mechanisms, poverty and inequality in Africa
  • Involvement with the specialised unit, the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, hosted at the UCT GSB
  • Inclusive Innovation Studies: The programme creates an environment for multidisciplinary teams to find new and future-focused practical solutions for market or social challenges in Africa.


Visit the Bertha Centre's homepage here.


Beginning in 2014, CHMI partners with the Bertha Centre's initiative on Healthcare Innovation. The Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Initiative (IHII) serves as a trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral platform for thought leadership, capability building, research and development of inclusive, effective, and affordable health innovations. The Bertha Centre's education initiatives also partner with CHMI's education counterpart organization, the Center for Education Innovations.

Swasti Health Resource Centre

Swasti is a registered not-for-profit and to advance health and well being by:
* Mobilizing communities to better address healthcare priorities;
* Improving the effectiveness and efficiencies of organizations in the health sector;
* Combining sector knowledge with gender, equity, vulnerability, anti-poverty perspectives and management skills.

Swasti is part of the Catalyst Group of institutions that has been working in the development sector for over 19 years. This group, in addition to Swasti, comprises of Catalyst Management Services, a professional services company; Vrutti, a livelihoods resource centre and Fuzhio, a health foods and business services organization.

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Solina Health

Solina Health is a global healthcare consulting group that collaborates with governments, businesses, researchers, and donor organizations to develop innovative solutions that address pressing healthcare challenges. They apply proven business methods to ensure sustainable impact in health systems and to optimize population health outcomes.

Africa Capacity Alliance

The Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) represents CHMI in Kenya and other East and Southern African countries.

Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA), formerly the Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN), builds the capacity of individuals and institutions across Africa to effectively strengthen health and community systems in relation to Significant Infectious Diseases (SIDs), Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and health equity and rights. ACA does this through training, capacity development, information sharing and advocacy.


ACA is a membership organization currently consisting of 37 Member Institutions (MIs) across 12 countries. namely Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya (where its secretariat is based), Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. ACA’s Member Institutions have diverse technical expertise and recognized competencies in improving health outcomes through their training and capacity development programs.  Each has significant reach across the health sectors within their own countries and throughout the region.  ACA MIs include International NGOs, National and Local NGOs, Management Institutions and University Departments.


ACA specializes in capacity building, training, information sharing and advocacy. 

Institutional Capacity Building

ACA develops and delivers institutional capacity building programs that break down the obstacles that inhibit people, organizations and governments from realizing their development goals.  ACA’s capacity building programs maintain a strong emphasis on Results-Based Management (RBM) as well as governance and leadership development.


The demand for quality human resources in health continues to outpace the supply, and the need for continuous professional development of those working in the sector is crucial.  ACA facilitates the design, development and delivery of both short- and long-term courses for healthcare workers.  Each year, ACA and its MIs deliver more than 50 courses which provide healthcare workers with the capability to respond to emerging issues.

Information Sharing

Accurate and timely communication and information is critical to knowledge building as well as empowerment of individuals and organizations working in the rapidly evolving health environment.  ACA creates and manages a variety of virtual and in-person forums which support its Member Institutions and other strategic partners to engage and share information.


ACA Member Institutions are uniquely placed to influence policies that will increase support towards capacity development for healthcare response.  ACA advocacy efforts focus on building the capacity of healthcare actors to advocate for coordinated scale-up of quality healthcare at both national and regional levels.

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The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is a think-tank created to respond to the demand for systematic and comprehensive studies that can guide and support policymaking and planning in government. One of its core research areas is health policy. Through the years, PIDS has implemented the baseline studies for healthcare financing, health service delivery under decentralization, equity in healthcare utilization, benefit incidence of public subsidies in healthcare and efficiency of government hospitals. Recently, it started its research on the extent of private sector participation in pharmaceuticals, HMO and hospitals industries. It has collaborated with local and international organizations such as Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, The World Bank, World Health Organization, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Pew Charitable Trusts.

For more information on CHMI's work in the Philippines, click here.

Interactive Research & Development

IRD’s mission is to improve the well-being of vulnerable communities through innovation in research and health delivery.

IRD was founded in Karachi, Pakistan where a lack of well-trained researchers and development professionals, unrealistically low salaries in academia and the non-profit sector, and working environments that do not support innovation presented real challenges to overcome. Their solution lay in attracting back to Pakistan as many recent graduates as we could from some of the best global health and development training programs in the world.

Our managers and associates have world-class training, and access their local and global networks to develop and implement innovative new solutions to health and social problems. Our pioneering work in areas where global health, behavioral economics and information technology converge have provided an exciting impetus for growth. In 2012, IRD is spinning off two project teams as independent social enterprises operating completely on business principles. While our growth has been remarkable by any standards, it is the people that work here that truly stand out. Because no matter where we work, our team brings the same drive for innovation and commitment to saving lives.

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Research (IHPMR)

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Research (IHPMR) is a company that endeavors to contribute to the improvement of access to and quality of healthcare through training, education, research and advocacy. IHPMR aims to be a leading institute for capacity building and research in policy and management for the health sector in Africa. IHPMR targets healthcare professionals, healthcare support staff, health institutions, pharmaceutical companies, health management organizations, faith-based organizations, NGOs, and development agencies. Its activities include: holding training and education programs, implementing studies on health policies and management, creating an award scheme that recognizes excellence and innovation in health care, and providing a forum that brings together various stakeholders form the health sector.

ACCESS Health International

ACCESS Health International, Inc. has the founding conviction that all people, no matter where they live, have a right to access high quality, affordable healthcare. The organization identifies and documents models and policies for high-quality, affordable health care. It transfers knowledge of these solutions through publications, workshops and teaching material. ACCESS Health International also supports design and implementation of models for efficient health care delivery and financing.

For additional information, visit their website.