Vision & mission

hera envisages a world where all people are able to realise their fundamental human right to health and development, and where government, civil society and individual duty bearers respect their obligation to provide timely and equitable access to appropriate health care and health-promoting services.


hera will work towards fostering the right to health and development, including timely access to appropriate health care and health-promoting services that address the determinants of health through:

  • Providing advice to governments, civil society organisations and the private sector in the fields of policy, systems, logistics, financing, training, technology and research, related to health services and health promotion;
  • Providing advice, programming and assessment/evaluation services to international partners engaging in health and development strategies and programmes;
  • Contributing to national, regional and global discussions on sustainable, efficient and equitable ways to improve health for all;
  • Ensuring capacity building, coaching and transfer of knowledge and tools to stakeholders in all our assignments; and
  • Applying evidence-based approaches of systems strengthening.


In all of its work, hera focuses on the community and the people who are the ultimate beneficiary. hera partners work together to implement this mission and adhere to the following values:

  • Equality and diversity;
  • Partnership for development, i.e. developing problem-solving and evidence-based strategies and solutions is a joint effort of hera and its local partners / clients;
  • Respect for the local cultural, political, socio-economic environment;
  • Quality;
  • Independence;
  • Positive change.


1. We are influential in health and development policy at local, national, regional and global level.
2. We contribute to building capacity of duty bearers to provide equitable access to health services.
3. We listen to, integrate and advocate the views and priorities of rights holders in our work.
4. We integrate local content and knowledge in our practice.