Map depicts the worldwide outreach of GHI's partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations, Hospitals/ Medical Centers, Governments, Universities and Community Organizations.

Regional hubs


Since 2016, GHI has partnered with local, national, and multinational organizations in Nepal to support research, program development and implementation, and capacity-building. Our partner organizations include the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP), the Ministry of Health and Population, National Public Health Laboratory, the Department of Drug Administration, Public Health Concern Trust (PHeCT Nepal) including Kathmandu Model and Kirtipur Hospitals, Pokhara Health Science Academy, the Group for Technical Assistance (a local non-governmental organization), and other local educational organizations, health systems and non-governmental organizations.
Through our AMR and stewardship projects, GHI collaborates with our partners on research, programs, and policies, as well as recommendations for data and program dissemination and future directions for projects to reduce AMR and expand stewardship programs in communities and health facilities throughout the country. These projects have resulted in multiple funded projects totaling over $1.8 million USD as well as 8 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

GHI in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population conducted one of the first COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy surveys in Nepal, contributing to our understanding of the drivers and components of vaccine confidence prior to and during the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the country. In addition, GHI, in collaboration with the Group for Technical Assistance and the Ministry of Health and Population, adapted Henry Ford Health’s model for a COVID-19 helpline call center strategy – Himalaya Home Care (HHC). Initially deployed in Detroit, this strategy addressed the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. In Nepal, home-based quarantined patients were monitored and provided information, counseling, and referrals for the prevention and control of infection within households and COVID-19 treatment. The HHC covered seven provinces within Nepal focusing on rural and remote regions. Counselors made initial calls to 5,332 patients and 3,988 follow-up calls between May and November 2021. In addition, 530 COVID-19 care kits were distributed consisting of a pulse oximeter, thermometer, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, face mask, over-the-counter medications (e.g., Tylenol®), and an infection prevention and control guide/handbook.

In 2022, GHI, Henry Ford Health Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research, and the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population co-hosted a Suicide Prevention Symposium. Over 50 stakeholders from Nepal, including national-level government officials, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, hospitals and health care clinics, police, community organizations, schools, and community leaders were in attendance. Since the symposium, a Stakeholders’ Advisory Board was established, and grants submitted to help fund projects focused on feasibility of implementing the HFH Zero Suicide framework and piloting an adapted version of the framework within a hospital setting.

In 2023-2024, GHI in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, Division of Family Welfare Services is implementing a cross-generational program to increase knowledge regarding HPV, HPV vaccines, and cervical cancer screening within communities and healthcare facilities. The project is designed to assess current knowledge and perceptions and to develop community-based strategies and healthcare worker trainings to increase awareness of HPV and cervical cancer and increase vaccine up-take and screening.


The King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan and Henry Ford have collaborated on multiple projects. Our collaborations included two country-level stakeholder workshops on establishing AMR stewardship programs in five hospitals throughout the country. The training curriculum was based on the WHO’s toolkit for antimicrobial stewardship in low- and middle-income countries. The goal is to establish twinning programs between target hospitals King Hussein Cancer Center and Henry Ford to evaluate the performance of antimicrobial stewardship programs across the two countries. In 2023, two King Hussein Cancer Center infection control personnel rotated through Henry Ford’s Division of Infectious Diseases for one month with future endeavors planned to strengthen antibiotic resistance, infection control, and infectious diseases education in Jordan.


Since 2015, GHI has collaborated with local hospitals, academic institutions, government agencies, and community organizations to improve health outcomes in Colombia. Collaboration activities include: hosting medical and public health students and faculty for observations at our flagship hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA; providing training and education at various local academic institutions; conducting a bi-directional Dermatology Resident Exchange Program; coordinating an Oncology Preceptorship Program and supporting the implementation of a community health project to address cardiovascular and mental health in youth and young adults in Quibdó, Chocó. Main partners include Universidad El Bosque, Los Cobos Medical Center, Universidad de los Andes, the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Bogotá, Universidad Icesi, Clinica Imbanaco, Fundacion Valle de Lili en Cali, the Universidad Tecnologica del Choco, and community coalition COAINTSI in Quibdo. In 2023-2024, GHI is embarking on collaborative research with Clinica Imbanaco that focuses on HPV vaccine acceptance and uptake in Cali, Colombia.


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