ESTHER Ireland Accreditation


ESTHER Accreditation
ESTHER Ireland grants accreditation to established international health partnerships which have demonstrated the highest quality of partnership and reciprocity.
Accreditation with ESTHER Ireland indicates that the partnership is committed to quality service delivery, to influencing health policy and the creation of a sustainable partnership which will have a long-term impact on health outcomes.
The ESTHER Ireland team held an Accreditation Webinar in August 2023 to talk about the accreditation process, criteria, and standards that partnerships need to meet in order to attain this prestigious recognition.  A recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

Accreditation Process

The process of applying for accreditation involves completing the Accreditation Tool. The tool is designed to allow partners to self-assess their adherence to each key principle for quality of partnerships. The principles for quality of partnerships are parameters identified within the ESTHER Charter for Quality of Partnerships. Partners are also asked to state the source of evidence for their answers within each area.
Instant feedback will be provided upon submission of the Accreditation Tool and all applications will be reviewed by ESTHER Ireland.
Partnerships that do not yet meet the criteria for accreditation will be offered a follow-up meeting to discuss their application and recommend steps to gain accreditation in the future.
Partnerships that are successful in gaining ESTHER accreditation will be awarded a plaque. A certificate will be awarded every 2 years upon re-accreditation. 
While this is a self-assessment tool, all applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet ESTHER Ireland Accreditation quality standards and audits will be carried out to ensure that partnerships are adhering to the key principles and maintaining quality partnerships.
For those partnerships interested in gaining accreditation in 2023 or in the future, please get in touch with us.
ESTHER Accreditation/Reaccreditation Tool