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GLBL 240: Global Health: Policy and Governance: Global Health IGOs and NGOs

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Scientific Organizations


  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  - Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.
  • Foundation for NIH (FNIH)  - An independent non-profit organization, we accomplish this by raising private funds and creating public-private partnerships to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • UN Foundation (UNF)  - Links the UN's work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, children's health, peace and security, and poverty eradication.
  • Wellcome Trust  - A global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds.

International Organizations (IOs)

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria  - An international financing institution that invests the world's money to save lives.
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)  - An innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
  • World Bank  - A vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world to fight poverty, including making investments to improve health.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)  - The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system, responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, including shaping the health research agenda.
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)The organization spends the majority of its non-administrative budget on promoting health initiatives, and prioritizes the needs of the world's most vulnerable children.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) - an alliance driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition
  • AMREF - believes that by focusing on the health of women and children, the health of the whole community can be improved
  • PATH vaccines, devices, diagnostics, drugs, and system and service innovations
  • VillageReach improves access to healthcare around the world and improves the performance and reliability of health systems in inaccessible and isolated communities
  • BasicNeeds - their mission is to enable people with mental illness or epilepsy and their families to live and work successfully in their communities by combining health, socio-economic and community orientated solutions with changes in policy, practice and resource allocation
  • Marie Stopes International - brings quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
  • CARE — A humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working alongside poor women

Advocacy/Policy Organizations