• Focus on: Malaria

    From increased access to treatments, improved education and training of health workers and the research and development of new medicines and vaccines, the control and elimination of malaria requires actions from all angles.

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  • R&D Open Lab for Non-communicable Diseases

    Today, we are setting out further steps to tackle Africa’s dual health burden of infectious and emerging non-communicable diseases and help build crucial capacity to underpin the development of the healthcare sector in the region.

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  • Improving Children’s Nutrition Through School-Based Services

    The program trains teachers, school staff and parents in the basics of child nutrition so they can all work together to ensure the children receive well-balanced diets.

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  • Worldwide Support for Family Planning

    Each year, more than 80 million women in developing countries become  pregnant unintentionally and as a result are at increased risk of falling deeper into poverty. Since 1966, more than 2.7 billion cycle packs of oral contraceptives have been provided to family planning organizations.

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  • Sanofi and DNDi Partnership on Malaria

    With malaria affecting millions of people every year, it is crucial to develop a non-patented fixed-dose combination of artesunate-amodiaquine to better meet the patients’ need, specifically those of children.

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  • Dementia Public-Private Partnership in India

    Since 2005 the Dementia Public-Private Partnership has worked to raise awareness of dementia by supporting memory clinics, developing and distributing educational materials and providing discounted medications.

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  • African Malaria Partnership

    The cause may be microscopic, but the problem it presents is huge. About half the world’s population is at risk from malaria, with the most infections occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Freedom of Breath, Fountain of Life

    Birth asphyxia— an inability to breathe at birth — happens with approximately one out of every 10 babies. Birth asphyxia is a major cause of infant mortality and can contribute to developmental issues.

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  • Merck Praziquantel Donation Program

    Over 200 million people in Africa suffer from the widespread tropical worm disease schistosomiasis. Every year, more than 200,000 die as a result of this insidious illness, which is caused by flatworms and spread through stagnant water. 

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  • Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases

    NTDs are a group of diseases that disproportionately impact people living in poverty. These diseases can be affordably controlled through existing  interventions and education.

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  • Nourimanba Facility to Fight Malnutrition and Spur Development in Haiti

    A new manufacturing plant will dramatically increase the production of Nourimanba – a therapeutic product derived from peanuts that is used to fight malnutrition. The results: life-saving nutrition to thousands of under-nourished children and local jobs.

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  • Young Health Program

    Adolescence is a critical time but is sometimes an under-recognized popluation by the healthcare agenda. The Young Health Program helps address the health needs of disadvantaged adolescents and aims to reach 1 million young people by the end of 2015.

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  • Secure the Future ®

    Before 1999, 14.8 million people in sub-Saharan Africa died from HIV/AIDS. Secure the Future® has supported research, community education, doctor training and the construction of new health facilities.  

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  • MDR-TB Partnership

    Since 2003, Lilly has worked hand in hand with partners to prevent multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from gaining ground and taking more lives. The partnership increases the availability of quality-assured medicine used to treat MDR-TB, enhance education for healthcare professionals where the need is greatest and raise awareness of the disease amongst communities most at risk.

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  • Mobile Healthcare Field Clinics

    A mobile clinic carries medical equipment and supplies for basic medical care, immunizations, maternal & child health services, health education, etc.  Making the most of its mobility, it can provide greater access to medical and primary healthcare and save many lives in areas that are far from regular healthcare facilities.

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  • Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF)

    An estimated 120 million people in at least 72 countries suffer from lymphatic filariasis. To eliminate LF, the program emphazes integration with other public health programs that focus on bed nets for malaria control and drugs for controlling intestinal parasites, schistosomiasis and River Blindness.

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  • Roll Back Malaria Partnership

    Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, but yet it continues to kill. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership is a global framework for implementing coordinated action against malaria, scaling-up preventive and therapeutic interventions and sustaining control over time.

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  • Regional Psychological Support Initiative

    HIV/AIDS has left millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa without parents.  Psychological support helps them cope with the loss and regain confidence.  So far the program has reached 5 million children.

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  • Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train

    In rural communities, healthcare clinics are often scarce and many people can't travel long distances for vital care. This solution is a healthcare clinic on a train that travels to remote areas.

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  • International Trachoma Initiative

    Trachoma is the world's leading cause of blindness from infection. It blinds one person every 15 minutes despite being readily preventable and treatable. The challenge is to reach people who are suffering in time and to educate those at risk.

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  • Sanofi Mental Health Initiatives

    Four mental illnesses are among the 10 leading causes of disability: major depressive episodes, disorders linked to alcohol, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. 

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  • SMS for Life

    Stock-outs of malaria drugs were an ongoing and persistent problem in many sub-Saharian countries for many years.  SMS for Life harnesses everyday technology to improve access to essential malaria medicines so that they reach patients on time.

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  • Telemedicine Project in Ghana

    Poor road conditions and a lack of sufficient vehicles often make healthcare delivery difficult and sometime impossible. The Telemedicine Project uses information and communications technology (ICT) to improve the medical referral system and reduce unnecessary travel.

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  • Aeras

    Despite millions of people being affected by TB, only one innovative TB drug has been approved in recent decades. So the search for a preventative vaccine is on. 

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  • Tres Cantos Open Lab for Diseases of the Developing World (DDW) R&D

    Open lab projects are designed to explore new ideas that may lead to finding new medicines for diseases of the developing world. Projects are focused on early stage drug discovery and could involve research into new targets, tools, screening, lead identification and optimisation.

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  • Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance)

    The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), established in 2000, brings together industry, NGOs, governments and foundations and more than 30 partners around the world to accelerate the discovery and development of cost-effective new medicines. 

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  • Advancing Diabetes Care in Bolivia

    Chronic diseases like diabetes affect a growing number of people in developing nations such as Bolivia, where an estimated 10 percent of adults have diabetes.

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  • Life for a Child

    Lack of access to insulin remains the most common cause of death in children with diabetes and the estimated life expectancy of a child with diabetes could be less than a year in some areas.

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  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

    The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) was created in 1996 out of recognition that the best long-term solution to the growing AIDS epidemic was a vaccine. As a global organization operating across borders to meet the challenges posed by the epidemic, IAVI works to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible and preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world.

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  • International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)

    HIV/AIDS is one of the world’s most serious and immediate threats to women’s health and has claimed more than 25 million lives worldwide. That is why the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is focusing on providing women with safe, effective and affordable products they can use to protect themselves against HIV infection.

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  • Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

    Among the millions of people around the world that are afflicted with malaria every year, children and pregnant women are hit particularly hard.  MMV brings public sector, private sector and philanthropic partners together to fund and manage the discovery, development and delivery of new medicines for the treatment of malaria.

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  • Otsuka MDR-TB R&D

    Not only is Tuberculosis still a major health threat, it is also often resistant to available first line treatments. Otsuka is committed to helping eliminate this devastating disease by researching and developing new compounds for multi-drug resistant TB.

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  • GAVI Alliance

     Industry partners of the GAVI Alliance invest in development of new vaccines and enhanced manufacturing capacity to improve vaccine access, especially in developing countries. They also help to educate healthcare providers and develop new technologies to facilitate vaccine distribution.

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  • Eisai Technology Transfer

    Many people in emerging and developing countries do not have sufficient access to high quality medicines. Through technology transfer and local manufacturing, Eisai implements its Affordable Pricing Policy and supplies products in a sustainable manner at affordable prices.

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What Health Partnerships do?


Build stronger health systems, improve healthcare access, health awareness and training...

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Pioneer innovative tools and approaches...

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Improve scientific knowledge of in low and middle income countries and discover new medicines and vaccines

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Help economies grow by improving health in developing countries...

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Partnership Voices

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  • Florence Ngobeni

    I have HIV/AIDS and I was devastated when I lost my daughter to AIDS. Thanks to EGPAF, I felt confident to become pregnant again, sure that I was going to have an HIV-negative child.

    Florence Ngobeni , Mother and HIV Trainer , Organizations fighting against HIV/AIDS

  • Tsiyon Tariku

    My life has changed for the better. I have continued my education and got a shot to prevent early pregnancy. We give advice to young people who married early, hoping they will follow our example.

    Tsiyon Tariku , DSW Family Planning Beneficiary

  • Chen Lee

    I think the disease is kind of a trial for me. I am looking forward to a brand-new life more than ever before, to face up to the difficulties optimistically and proactively. Hardship cannot beat me as long as I deal with things with an upbeat attitude.

    Chen Lee , MDR-TB Survivor , China

  • Crystelle Telus

    Not only am I learning, personally. But I love what I do because it has a social impact.  

    Crystelle Telus , Quality Control Technician , Nourimanba Facility

  • Robert D. Newman

    If you look at the countries with the highest malaria burden and you look at the places where people are living on less than 1.25 dollars a day those countries are related. Malaria is both a contributor to keeping countries in poverty and poor countreis are less able to fight malaria. We are at this juncture where we either keep accelerating forward or we risk being swept backwards.

    Robert D. Newman , Director, Global Malaria Programme , World Health Organization

  • Angela Malik

    At the center we tell them that they are children. Let them behave like children. There are people, adults, who can care for them, who love them. Whatever dreams they had with their parents, those dreams should not die now. 

    Angela Malik , Director , Kondwa Orphanage

  • Dawi Denku

    I couldn't see. My eyes were crying all the time. For ten years I was not able to take care of my home and grandchildren. Since my surgery 9 months ago I'm releived and in a hurry to go to the market  - doing the daily work I used to do.

    Dawi Denku , Patient , Ethiopia

  • Cheinabih

    Now that she is doing better, I feel less stressed than before. I used to watch over her night after night. It exhausted me. 

    Cheinabih , Mother of woman with schizophrenia , Mauritania

  • Jim Barrington

    We said, if we could develop a way where you could see, every week, the exact stock level of medicine in all of your health facilities –would that help solve the problem? 

    Jim Barrington , SMS For Life

  • Joao da Silva

    We take advantage of the knowledge existing here, and we have everything condensed in the same space. We have the chemists, the biochemists, the biologists; we have the support from all the departments.

    Joao da Silva , Open Lab Scientist , North Eastern University

  • Jean-Claude Mbanya

    Partnership is the key and we have all over the world people who have sacrificed time, money and everything to ensure that no child dies because they have Type 1 diabetes.

    Jean-Claude Mbanya , President , International Diabetes Foundation

  • Madine Nakanjako

    My husband was HIV positive; I was not. I told my husband, “They said you must not have sex with me without a condom.” And he said, “If I didn’t infect you in all those years we’ve been together, it means I can’t infect you now.” Then he asked me, “Do you really love me?” I said, “I love you, but I also want to live.” We fought for two months, until he convinced me like a man does.

    Madine Nakanjako , Wife of HIV+ Patient , Uganda

  • David Reddy

    MMV's role is to meet unmet medical needs in malaria by discovering new medicinces for malaria. In the last five years we have been successful in bringing four new medicines to market. One for children, one for severe malaria and two new gold standard treatments.

    David Reddy , Chief Executive Officer , Medicines for Malaria Venture

  • Hernando Caseria Jr.

    I had a patient who for five months remained positive for TB. When I told him that he was negative, I saw the joy in his eyes… When this happens, other patients notice and they will applaud as the patient goes to the tent for the negatives. They will give the patient a standing ovation. 

    Hernando Caseria Jr. , Nurse , Lung Center of the Philippines

  • Raquel Gutierrez

    It’s a horrible disease, very painful for them. I was torn to see her like that. I suffered a lot from seeing her like that and she has died because of this disease. I saw so many mothers suffering because of this illness… kids struggling to get better. Having the vaccine now, many mothers will stop suffering. We will feel better.

    Raquel Gutierrez , Mother , Nicaragua

  • Ignacio

    When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with arthritis. What bothered me about the disease was the pain and the fever. Sometimes I felt sad, because I couldn’t play with my friends. 

    Ignacio , Juvenile Arthritis Patient , Argentina

  • Fathimath Himya

    The initiative did not come from the headquarters; it came from the communities itself. So we saw in some communities they promoted physical activity and they were promoting healthy diet. 

    Fathimath Himya , Senior Program Officer , Maldivian Red Crescent

  • Fidelis Cho-Ngwa

    This is the type of “filaria” that blinds people and it is a highly debilitating disease that weakens people. It’s a disease that does not kill its patients acutely—directly—but it kills somehow. Because if average life expectancy is reduced by 15 years for the infected comparatively, then you see it as a killer. 

    Fidelis Cho-Ngwa , Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , University of Buea, Cameroon

  • Phum

    An infected person who is aware of being sick, but who doesn’t know about leprosy, often ignores and hides it. We can’t help this person. We need to change the community mentality, and bring solidarity. 

    Phum , Health Worker , Kandal Province Cambodia

  • Beneficiary of Diabetes at School Program

    When I start feeling bad, I wish someone would notice and know what to do. I wish the people around would understand me better and help me. 

    Beneficiary of Diabetes at School Program , Turkey

  • Denise Horato

    I could assess the impact this has for the children and their families. Our contribution to them is important so please continue with this good initiative, I am very proud of this.

    Denise Horato , Roche Brazil

  • Bob Einterz

    What we’re attempting to do with home-based testing is to find every individual infected with HIV, link them into a care system—the AMPATH care system, start them on therapy and then retain them in care.   

    Bob Einterz , Executive Director , AMPATH Consortium

  • Jill Sheffield

    Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, but it makes enormous economic sense. 

    Jill Sheffield , President , Women Deliver

  • Suraj

    The program has provided training to many other adolescents like me who can go into their communities and provide some solutions to their problems.

    Suraj , Young Health Program Peer Educator , India

  • Olga Popova

    The strength of partnerships and collaboration has to be at the highest speed possible; this is something that we have never lived through before.  

    Olga Popova , Director Government Affairs , Johnson & Johnson’s Crucell

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