Global health challenges

Health partnerships

Health Partnerships

Expanding access to care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) requires a collaborative effort that ensures health systems use resources efficiently. Our industry,through 300 partnerships,is taking the lead in developing shared value for communities.

Our members’ health partnerships help to:

  • Build stronger health systems and improve healthcare access, health awareness and training;
  • Pioneer innovative tools and approaches;
  • Improve scientific knowledge in LMICs to aid discovery of new medicines and vaccines;

Help economies grow by improving health in developing countries.

As an association, we have instigated a number of innovative collaborations to strengthen health systems across low- and middle-income countries and improve the quality of care for patients. For example, we teamed up with the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to develop, pilot and scale up the implementation of 4HealthyHabits, a tool to help people in the Federation’s volunteer network reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in their community.

Recognizing the huge potential mobile technology has to leap-frog and overcome barriers, we joined forces with the International Telecommunications Union’s multi-stakeholder partnership Be He@lthy, Be Mobile, sharing with national governments best-practices for mobile health strategies and providing important information on disease prevention and management direct to mobile phone users.

We have also entered into a pioneering partnership with PAHO Foundation to strengthen prevention capacity focused on the biggest women killers – breast and cervical cancer – as well as on supporting national cancer policies and planning with improved collection of reliable data.

Moreover, committed to improve access to health services, our members are involved in 300 health partnerships, with thousands of on-the-ground operators in the field. Many of these programs facilitate access to treatments, strengthen health systems by addressing issues of infrastructure and capacity building, raise awareness, along with delivering better treatments. They aim to improve the lives of people suffering from HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases and non-communicable diseases as well as tackling cross-cutting challenges such as women’s and children’s health. Our members work hand in hand with governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector companies, universities, and foundations.

We invite you to visit our Health Partnerships Directory to read the stories of people working to implement health partnerships on the ground and the testimonies of people who have felt these programs changed their lives.

Over 300 health partnerships

implemented by the R&D-based biopharmaceutical industry

Over 1000


Tanzania, Kenya, India

are the top recipient countries

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