Nongovernment Agency


International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA)

  • Focus on infectious diseases with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS.

  • Deploy physicians and nurses to improve clinical skills of local health care providers by using a method of clinical mentoring and informal didactic training.

  • Deploy physician assistants, and pharmacists to work as a team with volunteer physicians.

  • Volunteer service is a minimum of 2 months, not usually long term.

  • Of the PEPFAR countries, have experience in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

  • Volunteers do not provide care but only build local clinical expertise.

  • Volunteers donate their time.

  • Addresses HIV/AIDS.


  • Focus on building capacity, promoting sound health policies, learning innovatively, developing networks, and promoting best practices.

  • Hire local staff, third country nationals, expatriots, or consultants.

  • Works in 37 countries, has offices in 14 countries including many of the PEPFAR focus countries.

  • Addresses HIV/AIDS and close ties to Johns Hopkins University provide easy access to expertise from internationally known leaders in the field.


  • Work in 88 countries, 20 of which have large projects.

  • Deploys about 187,000 volunteers a year (both domestically and internationally) in teams of 10.

  • Volunteers pay their own way.

  • Deployments range from months to years.

  • Qualifications vary with assignment.

  • Some assignments may address HIV/AIDS.

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