Private and nongovernment partners help Global Fund-supported disease and health systems programs work better by sharing their knowledge, skills and technologies. Our partners tackle critical and complex challenges in program implementation, operations and delivery. Often in the form of in-kind resources, these contributions enhance efficiency, increase effectiveness, support cost effectiveness, create innovative solutions and leverage new technologies.
Some of our innovative partnerships:
Improve data collection, analysis and management
Build mobile platforms for behavior change
Strengthen in-country supply chain management
Enhance implementer financial management
Africa Health Business
Africa Health Business, a health consultancy based in Nairobi, supports the Global Fund by working with businesses to increase their engagement in health. Africa Health Business aims to create public-private partnerships in Africa, build the voice and advocacy of business leaders, mobilize resources, and find innovative solutions to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
The Global Fund’s partnership with GBCHealth leverages a network of over 200 companies committed to investing their resources and capabilities to strengthen supply chain management across Africa. A new platform coordinated by GBCHealth and intended to grow to include a diverse range of sectors enables the engagement of the great range and depth of corporate core competencies such as cold chain, route to market optimization, and last mile delivery – contributing to increasing medicine availability and improving supply chain efficiencies.
The Global Fund joined forces with Manchester City’s global foundation to build in-country capacity in blending football and health for greater programmatic efficiency and reach. The partnership uses the positive power of football to promote behavior change and disease prevention and promotes leadership development and training in support of young women and adolescent girls. The program was first rolled in Tanzania and aims to reach 14,500 young boys and girls and train up to 180 youth leaders.
The Global Fund and Mastercard have partnered to improve the delivery of health programs in a number of African countries over 2020-2022. Mastercard brings its expertise on data and deploying technology to improve the delivery of frontline health services. Building on its experience of building and running a global payments network, Mastercard has designed and built a number of digital platforms and products to help the most marginalized individuals and communities get access to critical services, such as education and agriculture. Mastercard is now applying this approach in the health sector. For example, Wellness Pass, a platform currently being piloted with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, enables the digitization and safe storage of patient records to help patients access their records more easily and health workers to deliver a more consistent continuum of care.
The Global Fund’s partnership with PharmAccess Foundation supports African countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage by harnessing digital technology. PharmAccess, a Dutch nongovernmental organization with a presence in Africa, is dedicated to championing the development of mobile and digital technology platforms to expand access to affordable health care in sub-Saharan Africa.
Société Générale, a leading international bank with a strong presence in Africa, has partnered with the Global Fund to support women’s economic empowerment and gender equity in West and Central Africa. Recognizing the importance of access to health services and that women are at the core of Africa’s transformation, the bank has committed to put its expertise and resources to work to strengthen women’s financial and entrepreneurship skills, as well as support empowerment and engagement in health programs. Société Générale will also provide its expertise in social impact finance to support the development of innovative financial mechanisms and mobilize private and public financing.
ViiV Healthcare, through its Positive Action programs and partnership with the Global Fund, continues to empower adolescent girls, young women and their communities to take the lead in shaping and driving community-led responses to the HIV epidemic. As part of its three-year strategic partnership with the Global Fund, ViiV supports the next phase of HER Voice. Specifically, it focuses on financing and capacity building among adolescent girls’ and young women’s groups to improve programmatic effectiveness, strengthen participation in Global Fund country processes and build the capacity of organizations and networks of young women. Learn more