About the directory

Research-based pharmaceutical companies have a unique role as innovators of life-saving and life-changing medicines. Innovation has improved millions of lives around the world. While there has been much progress, much more remains to be done especially in the developing world.

Over the past 15 years, major pharmaceutical companies have forged many new partnerships with NGOs, governments, international organizations, universities and hospitals to tackle healthcare challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Today, these public-private partnerships focus on disease prevention, improvements in health system infrastructure, training, research and development (R&D), medicine and vaccine donations, and other measures to improve the availability of treatment.

The IFPMA Health Partnerships Directory documents more than 200 public private partnerships to improve health in developing countries which are supported by IFPMA member associations and companies and their many partners.