hera has access to a global network of consultants and collaborates with several European consulting companies. hera participates in formal friendly networks such as with Alter (France).
hera manages the evaluation framework contract for the BTC, together with AEDES; and is the lead of the consortium managing the health advisory services (HAS) for the EC / DEVCO, together with AEDES, Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública; OPM; and Particip.
hera also engages in temporary framework agreements. Presently hera is a member of the AEDES consortium for the EC and of the HEART consortium with OPM for DFID.
hera collaborates regularly with other firms in the North such as ADE, AEDES, CHD, Crown Agents, ECORYS, GFA Medica, IDS, LSTM, MDF, MSH, Options, OPM, PHC, R4D and SHER.
In line with its vision, hera has developed relationships with institutions, consulting companies and individuals in the south and actively develops this network further. hera aims to support and develop professional consultant capacity in the South. Some of the organisations hera works with in the South are AGESFO (Cameroon), Arcadie Consulting (DRC), CRC (Uganda), CREDESS (Burundi), Focus 1000 (Sierra Leone), Gerege Partners LLC (Mongolia), Koni Expertise (Mali), HAL (Bangladesh), SECHABA (Lesotho), SEDES (Niger).
hera has research links with Schools of Public Health and other academic and research institutions throughout the world. Examples are the Centre Muraz (Burkina Faso, College of Health Sciences (Nigeria), Equinet Africa (Zimbabwe), Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), the Hanoi School of Public Health (Vietnam), INASA (Guinee-Bissau), Institute of Development studies (IDS), Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM), KULA (Mozambique), the National Institute for Public Health (INASA, Guinea Bissau), the National Institute for Public Health (GECO, Madagascar), the Public Health Institute (Sudan), the Regional Public Health School of Benin, the Public Health School of the Free University of Brussels (ESP), the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), the University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA).
hera is also a member of the Belgian Platform Be-cause Health and contributes actively to its functioning.
These networks allow hera ready access to many types of specific expertise in the health and development sector.