As partners we refer to the major institutions that support and promote our work with third-party funding – such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union (EU) or the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The institutional donors and our partners from the private sector only give their grants to organisations which can prove the high quality of their work – DAHW enjoys great confidence in this respect. The most important pillar of our work in the countries where we are active on the ground is our cooperation with local organisations, some of which have been running for decades. They pursue the same strategic and operational objectives as DAHW and often offer the ideal complement to our fields of competence with their expertise. As partners at eye level they make a decisive contribution to coordinating our work in the countries and to implementing it at a high quality level. In the context of larger programmes we increasingly work in consortia of several partners. In some cases, we only gain access to affected people and regions thanks to our long-term partners.

Implementation partner

Cooperation partner


Long-term experience

DAHW cooperates with institutional funders such as the European Union (EU), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). It is since many years an acknowledged and reliable partner for international implementing agencies where it provides medical and social services and a well-established infrastructure, e.g. in the areas of humanitarian aid. DAHW works at all levels of development co-operation – from policy advice and technical support to implementation. Financial management, cost control and accounting in line with international standards ensure the effective and effi cient use of project resources.

Building local capacity

DAHW is committed to transparency, accountability and respect for cultural differences. The organization makes use of NTD and TB professionals, including medical doctors and public health experts, laboratory technicians, social and community workers as well as rehabilitation and training experts.
With substantial local expertise and well-established offices in Latin America, Africa and Asia, DAHW supports more then 165 projects worldwide. All DAHW offices in partner countries are managed by local staff cooperating with governmental health departments and local and international partners in the fi elds of health and social works.

Smart partnerships with the private sector

DAHW cooperates with the private sector engaged in Corporate Fundraising and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects focusing on Corporate Citizenship initiatives.
Over the years, DAHW has gained valuable expertise in national and international markets in the areas of Corporate Giving, Corporate Foundations, Know-How-Transfer-Programmes, Corporate Volunteering, Cause-Related-Marketing, Sponsoring. International CSR projects are managed locally by the DAHW staff, e.g. in India, Brazil and Pakistan.

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