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Focus Areas

Global Health

Partnering to strengthen health systems and combat infectious and noncommunicable diseases

Relying on partnerships with governments, local organizations, universities, service providers, and communities, we identify and address the root causes of public health challenges. Working with and through our country counterparts’ own systems, we help them improve the quality of policies and practices using data and feedback from every level—from village health volunteers to local government authorities to health officials.

Our team focuses on strengthening health systems, controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases, improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, addressing the global burden of noncommunicable diseases, and supporting programs to combat malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases—with the goal of assisting countries to prepare for and respond to emerging health threats. We incorporate learnings from monitoring, evaluation, and operations research to refine and improve the effectiveness of our programs.

By the Numbers


country partners in the past 10 years

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people reached with treatment or care

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medications delivered

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cases of pneumonia, diarrheal disease, or malaria treated

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individuals trained to improve health services

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people reached with social behavior change interventions

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bed nets distributed

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people no longer at risk of at least one neglected tropical disease

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has put a strain on health systems around the world, threatening progress and putting lives at risk. Leveraging our multidisciplinary expertise in infectious disease prevention and control, noncommunicable diseases, and health systems strengthening, we are working closely with local governments and stakeholders to safely adapt our health programs, support emergency response, and provide data and analysis to governments and policymakers that lays the foundation for stronger health systems equipped to weather future shocks.