The Ihangane Project empowers local communities to develop sustainable, effective, and patient-centered health care delivery systems that holistically respond to the needs of vulnerable populations. Our model, that began as a means of improving HIV care, provides a unique opportunity to rethink how all health care delivery is approached.
- Understand current upstream expectations and the evidence-based reasoning behind these expectations
- Empower health care workers and patients to make lasting change in the health outcomes in their communities within the framework of these expectations
- Partner and Engage with patients in their own health care
- Identify and Address barriers to care,
- Improve collaboration within the health system and between sectors
- Learn and Strengthen programs through continuous capacity-building and high-quality data-driven continuous improvements.
- Invest in Sustainability
Because our area of expertise lies with our medical knowledge and our ability to build relationships within communities, we form strategic alliances with organizations that provide technical expertise for the non-medical aspects of the programs. Our most important partnerships lie within the communities served by Ruli District Hospital. We collaborate with community leaders in health, business, and agriculture, in addition to recipients of medical care.
Our holistic approach provides an opportunity to apply gold standard Global Health initiatives in vulnerable communities through integrated approaches that engage community stakeholders, minimize program silos, improve system efficiencies and address socioeconomic challenges to long term success.
TIP envisions a world in which quality health care leads to healthy and empowered communities.