Partners

Our Partnerships

The Albion has partnerships with a number of organisations. These organisations partner with The Albion in one or more of the following ways provision of donor funds, project management, technical expertise and capacity development.

Partnerships include

Anglican Board of Mission (ABM)

ABM is an implementing partner and is an Australian-based development agency operating under the auspices of the Anglican Church of Australia. The Albion has worked with ABM since 2007 to design and implement the Papua New Guinea Australia Sexual Health Improvement Program (PASHIP; 2007-2012). Together with partners in Papua New Guinea – the Anglican Health Service and Anglicare StopAIDS – ABM and The Albion are known as the 4As Consortium within this Program.

Anglican Health Service (AHS), Papua New Guinea

AHS is an implementing partner as part of the 4As Consortium (see above Anglican Board of Mission) of the Papua New Guinea Australia Sexual Health Improvement Program (PASHIP; 2007-2012). AHS is based in Popondetta in Oro Province, and is a registered health service provider with the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea. AHS provides primary health care and its services are located in rural locations where there are no other available health resources.

Anglicare StopAIDS, Papua New Guinea

Anglicare StopAIDS is an implementing partner as part of the 4As Consortium (see above Anglican Board of Mission) of the Papua New Guinea Australia Sexual Health Improvement Program (PASHIP; 2007-2012). It is a leader in the provision of HIV and AIDS services in Papua New Guinea.

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

ADB is a donor partner. The Albion has worked with ADB on infection control projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Australian AID (formerly known as AusAID)

AusAID is a key donor partner. The Albion has been working with AusAID since 1995. The partnership commenced with the implementation of the Thailand-Australia HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Project (1997-2001). The Albion currently manages and collaborates on a number of projects funded by AusAID, provides advice to AusAID in regards to HIV, health and development and is a member of the HIV Consortium for Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific which is implementing the Regional HIV Capacity Building Program, funded by AusAID.

Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing of the Australian Government

The Commonwealth of Australia, as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing, is a donor partner. The support of the Commonwealth has assisted the establishment and foundations of the World Health Organization (WHO) Network for HIV and Health in the Western Pacific Region (WPR), for which The Albion is the key facilitator and performs Secretariat functions.

Dreaming of a Brighter Future People Living with HIV Group (DBFPLHIV Group), Lao PDR

DBFPLHIV group is an implementing partner. The partnership commenced in 2008 as part of the Lao PDR-Thai-Australia Collaboration in HIV Care and Nutrition (Laos-TACHIN; 2008-2011).

Family Health International (FHI)

FHI is a technical partner. The Albion has worked with FHI since 2005 at both global and national levels with a focus on HIV, HIV testing, counselling and psychosocial care, food and nutrition.

Fiji National University (FNU) (formerly Fiji School of Medicine)

FNU is an implementing partner. The Albion has worked with FNU since 2007 to develop and establish the Support for the Fiji School of Medicine to Strengthen Health Care Worker Education in HIV and Sexual Health (2008-2011) project and the Pacific Sexual Health and HIV Health Care Worker Support project (2012-2014)

HIV Consortium for Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific (the Consortium)

The Consortium is funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) as part of the implementation of AusAIDs Regional HIV Capacity Building Program 2007-2011. The overall program goal is the strengthened role of organisations and individuals in the Asia-Pacific region to contribute to effective responses to HIV. The purpose is to foster strategic partnerships and linkages between Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to increase the capacity of partners to contribute to effective HIV responses. The Albion has been a member of the Consortium since its formation in 2008 and works in partnership with consortium members.

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic Ministry of Health – Centre for HIV/AIDS and STI (CHAS)

CHAS is a key government partner in the implementation of the Lao PDR-Thai-Australia Collaboration in HIV Care and Nutrition (Laos-TACHIN; 2008-2011). The Albion has formed a strong partnership with this important section of the government of Lao PDR.

Oceania Society for Sexual Health and HIV Medicine (OSSHHM)

OSSHM is an implementing partner. The Albion has consulted and worked in collaboration with OSSHM on a number of activities in the Pacific region. A key focus has been the implementation of the Support for the Fiji School of Medicine to Strengthen Health Care Worker Education in HIV and Sexual Health (2008-2011) project.

Scarlet Alliance (Australian Sex Workers Association)

The Albion has a history of working informally with the Australian Sex Workers Association, however the partnership became formalised in 2008, to implement the project titled Support for the Fiji School of Medicine to Strengthen Health Care Worker Education in HIV and Sexual Health (2008-2011).

Champassak Health Services (CHS) and Champassak Provincial Committee for the Control of AIDS (CPCCA), Lao PDR

CHS and CPCCA are key implementing partners. The partnership commenced in 2008 as part of the Lao PDR-Thai-Australia Collaboration in HIV Care and Nutrition (Laos-TACHIN; 2008-2011).

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

SPC is a donor partner. The Albion has worked in collaboration with SPC on several projects in the area of infection control such as the Emergency Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS; 2005-2006) and most recently in the area of policy and guidelines to support HIV Testing and Counselling in the Pacific Islands and Territories. The Albion has been involved in the Development of Standard Guidelines for Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing Services and Desk Audit of Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing Policies in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (2007) and Support for the Fiji School of Medicine to Draft a Fiji National Policy on HIV Testing and Counselling (2009-2010), Evaluating the performance of the Pacific Counselling & Social Services (PC&SS) (2011)

Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC)

TRCARC is a capacity development partner. The Albion has had a significant partnership with the TRCARC since the late 1980s, in the areas of HIV testing and counselling, care and support, clinical research, HIV nutrition and international development. The current focus of the partnership with TRCARC is the development of a key south-south cooperation capacity building partnership with the Albion. Although our two organisations have had a long history, TRCARC became an implementing partner in 2005, with the commencement of the Thai Australia Collaboration for HIV Nutrition (TACHIN; 2005-present), and is now the capacity development and implementing partner in the Lao PDR-Thai-Australia Collaboration in HIV Care and Nutrition (Laos-TACHIN; 2008-2011) project.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Albion has worked in partnership with Family Health International on USAID funded projects, mostly in the area of HIV nutrition.

United States Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project II (FANTA-2)

FANTA-2 is a technical partner. FANTA-2 works to improve nutrition and food security policies, strategies and programs through technical support to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, including host country governments, international organisations and non-government organisation implementing partners. The Albion has worked in partnership with FANTA-2 since collaborating on a Family Health International project with Vietnam in 2008. More recently the partnership was formalised by the provision of technical support to FANTA-2 in Vietnam in 2010, with the development and finalisation of the Standard Operating Procedure for Food Supplementation for People Living with HIV.

University of Wollongong (UOW)

UOW is a technical and implementing partner. The Albion has various past and ongoing collaborations with UOW. Albion staff regularly support student placements, lecture at the university and are honorary faculty members. The Centre for Health Initiatives in UOW collaborated with the Albion to complete the Indonesian Health Worker Safety Project (2006-2007) to explore the attitudes, beliefs and practices of nurses caring for people living with HIV. Current collaborations exist with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute based at UOW, for which the Director of the Albion, Professor Julian Gold, is the Medical Director.

World Bank

World Bank is a donor partner. The Albion has worked with the World Bank since 1997 on projects in the Asian region. The China Health VII Disease Prevention Project (1997-2000) in China was collaborative with AusAID and focused on HIV prevention and education and health promotion programs with the Chinese Ministry of Health – targeting sexually transmissible infections, HIV, non-communicable diseases and injury. Significant work has also been conducted in the field of health care worker safety with the World Bank. This has included the publication of the World Bank Guidance Note on Health Care Worker Safety from HIV and Other Blood Borne Infections (2001-2002; published in 2004) and the Indonesian Health Worker Safety Project (2006-2007) implemented in partnership with the University of Wollongong.

World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP is a technical partner. The Albion commenced a formal implementing partnership with WFP in 2007, to implement the World Food Programme Service Agreement. The partnership operates at both the regional and global level with the Regional Bureau for Asia and WFP Headquarters in Rome respectively. The goal of the agreement is to deliver technical support, staff capacity building and assistance with the development and review of technical guidelines and policy documents.

The Albion has also participated in the Strengthening the National Response on Food and Nutrition through Working with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: A Manual for Stakeholders in the Provision of Food and Nutrition (2010) and the WFP Global Fund Manual (food and nutrition) (2011).

World Health Organization (WHO)

(See World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for further detail)

The Albion has a longstanding partnership with WHO. Various activities have been completed including technical assistance consultancies, the design and development of training manuals, and the development and review of guidelines and normative documents. These activities have been conducted in areas including HIV testing and counselling, HIV care and antiretroviral therapy, home and community-based care, infection control, health care worker safety, HIV post exposure prophylaxis, men who have sex with men, and HIV day care centre operations and volunteers. The Albion regularly contributes to WHO consultations within these fields of expertise. In addition, the Albion hosts WHO Fellowships for health workers in the region.

In recognition of this work and the Albion's expertise, WHO designated The Albion as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Health Care Worker Training in HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment and Support. The first designation was in March 2006 and the Albion was successfully redesignated in 2014 for a third term for a further four-year period.

In collaboration with WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, The Albion is the key facilitator of the World Health Organization (WHO) Network for HIV and Health in the Western Pacific Region (WPR), established in December 2008. This Network has 20 multidisciplinary member organisations across nine countries in the region. The Albion works with these organisations in accordance with the mission of the Network – To collaborate in supporting Member States to implement effective multidisciplinary public health approaches to HIV according to WHO strategic directions.