When you know about the problem, have knowledge, capacity and you deeply care about it, you cannot close your eyes and continue as before. Since 2004 we worked with health system strengthening programmes in Asia, Uganda and other countries within maternal, child health, HIV/AIDS, family planning etc. With support from Gates Foundation we learned about the root causes of high child mortality from preventable causes. These initiatives provided evidence for us and were the foundation to create Shifo. For us Shifo's impact is beyond health. It is our way of contributing to a world without poverty, hunger and gender equality where healthy people aspire to achieve their dreams.
We have a dedicated team that works every day to come closer to achieve our vision. The team comprises global health specialists, engineers, graphic designers, business analysts, health economists, and researchers working within partnership building, communications, strategic planning, programme management, research, capacity building, implementation, maintenance and sustainability models.
Currently, 10 people are working full time.
We have a Board of Directors and Advisors. www.shifo.org.ourboard
We want to evolve the team with passionate members within established departments in Shifo in order to work in as many regions where the need to our work in great.