HANSHEP is a group of development agencies and countries, established by its members in 2010, seeking to improve the performance of the non-state sector in delivering better healthcare to the poor by working together, learning from each other, and sharing this learning with others.
The current HANSHEP members are:
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Government of Rwanda (Ministry of Health)
- Government of Nigeria (Ministry of Health)
- International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- Rockefeller Foundation
- UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID)
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- World Bank
Membership of the HANSHEP Group can include governments, agencies, foundations, representatives of Poorer Developing Countries, civil society organisations, non-state actors and technical organisations.
Each member appoints a representative to the HANSHEP Group, who then attends quarterly member meetings by video/teleconference. These meetings are convened by the Chair of the HANSHEP Group, who is elected by its members and rotates on an annual basis.
Following a competitive tender, the members have appointed a Secretariat to manage the day-to-day activities and to coordinate the funding of HANSHEP programmes.