The ESTHER Alliance is a network of countries working in partnership to tackle major diseases and improve healthcare in less developed countries. It involves the twinning of European health institutions with counterparts in less developed countries to strengthen healthcare services by building expertise and sharing experience.

ESTHER Ireland works to foster international partnerships between Irish health institutions and organisations, and their counterparts overseas, to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes. Read more about the different stages of partnerships and about the type of programmes carried out below. ESTHER Ireland’s work is supported by the generous assistance of the Health Service Executive.