Our
Approaches

Achieving universal health coverage calls for innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s toughest health issues. We use proven business practices, like marketing and franchising, to help build strong health systems in the private and public sector.

01

Shape Markets

  • Understanding and Influencing Consumer & Market Behavior
  • Moving Care Closer
  • Harvesting Technology and Innovation
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02

Shift Global Health Policy and Funding

  • Evolving Global Health Funding
  • Influencing Global and National Priorities
  • Building a Movement
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03

Strengthen Global Capacity

  • Building People and Leadership
  • Fostering Technical and Operational Excellence
  • Expanding Strategic Partnerships
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Our
Commitments

Providing even more individuals the ability to design their own healthcare.

We’re a nonprofit,
but we take a business approach to saving lives

We break the traditional development model and tackle the toughest health problems by using proven business practices like marketing and franchising, by helping build strong health systems in the private and public sector, by tapping into the expertise of 6,000 local staff in more than 50 countries around the world, and by measuring our impact.

Read on to see how we do development differently.

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Identifying Challenges and Taking Action – The Phil Harvey Innovation Award Winners

When Innocent Grant was just 18 years old, he started school to become a doctor. As part of his education, he was sent to his home region in Southern Tanzania to do fieldwork in rural clinics. It was in these remote, under-resourced clinics that Grant says he first became aware of the perils women face in seeking access to safe abortion.

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WHAT WE LEARNED FROM PILOTING THE WHO’S SELF-CARE GUIDELINES

With the WHO’s published, Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health, self-care had been formally recognized as a core strategy for strengthening health systems and advancing universal health coverage, while reducing strain on overburdened health systems.  

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A DECADE OF LEARNINGS FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF PROGRESS

Effective, evidence-based advocacy can increase access to quality and voluntary family planning. From its beginning in 2009, the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative has aimed  to demonstrate just that. Using the  SMART Advocacy[1] approach, AFP advocates have achieved nearly 3,000 advocacy wins contributed to improved family planning policies, and generated $168 million in funds from national and local governments and the private sector.

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4 PRIORITIES TO REACH THE OUAGADOUGOU PARTNERSHIP’S 2030 GOALS

In 2011 – the year the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) launched—the nine Francophone West Africa (FWA) countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinee, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo) had some of the lowest contraceptive rates in the world.

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THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S CRITICAL ROLE IN LAST MILE MALARIA ELIMINATION

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), 70% of the population first seek fever treatment from the private sector, meaning that private providers see most of the malaria cases in the region.

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Universal Health Coverage, but not without Family Planning

Family planning is a fundamental pillar in universal health coverage, and in ensuring the well-being of individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

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