SIOUIX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health is extending its global reach with clinics, research centers and new partnerships in seven countries.

The Sioux Falls-based health care system will open a clinic in Auckland, New Zealand in February in partnership with Omni Health Limited. A research office to study oncology services will open in Ireland in partnership with Hermitage Medical Clinic. Sanford will also help expand government clinics in Ghana.

Sanford will also add programs in Costa Rica, Vietnam, South Africa and China. The health system now has a presence in nine countries.