Future of Health Partnerships

This focus area, powered by MSD for Mothers, explores private sector solutions and collaborations for tackling global health challenges.


Long Story Short #36: The future of family planning

Progress on family planning way off target, FP2020 update reveals

The Family Planning 2020 partnership has admitted it cannot meet its goals in an update at the International Conference on Family Planning in Rwanda.

Taking a systems-change approach to ending NTDs

While neglected tropical diseases are often portrayed as simple problems with easy solutions, the reality is far more complex. Research from a systems change fellow at the END Fund reflects that.

Meet the women providing maternity care amid conflict

Northeast Nigeria is one of the riskiest places in the world to give birth — but young women are battling the odds to provide desperately needed maternal health care.

Donors put up $1B for Global Financing Facility, with notable absences

The financing facility for women's and children's health met just half of its fundraising target at a replenishment conference Tuesday.

With less than 6 months to go, what are the plans for Bloomberg's Data for Health?

Philip Setel, director of civil registration and vital statistics at Data for Health’s implementing partner Vital Strategies, discusses the future of the initiative — and what may be left up in the air.

Health organizations make some progress on gender

A new report on gender equality shows a sort of "sea change" in the health sector. Twenty-five organizations have introduced new policies or assessed old ones to address gender gaps. But more organizations still need to step up.

At the Reinvented Toilet Expo, new commitments to bring innovation to sanitation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, together with development institutions UNICEF and the Agence Française de Développement, made new commitments to sanitation.

Opinion: A new vision for global health leadership

Four leading women in global health detail an agenda for gender transformative leadership.

Ebola vaccine technology could speed up development of other vaccines

Frontline health workers fighting the Ebola virus in DRC could be protected from the virus for longer, a study on a number of vaccines shows.

Opinion: Tech companies, here are 3 lessons for engaging in PPPs

Two Dalberg experts distill their best advice for tech companies looking to engage in the global health space.

New alliance aims to align global health activities in the Bay Area

The Bay Area Global Health Alliance will bring together a network of organizations across a range of sectors, including nonprofits and universities, to strengthen their global health impact.

Q&A: World Food Prize laureate Nabarro on nutrition and conflict

Dr. David Nabarro sat down with Devex following his World Food Prize win to discuss how conflict has an adverse impact on child nutrition and the troubling rise in obesity as a form of malnutrition.

Innovation at Gavi: 'The status quo will not suffice'

Moz Siddiqui, manager of strategic innovation and partnerships at Gavi, discusses how the vaccine alliance works with technology companies in the Bay Area and beyond to improve vaccine delivery.

Q&A: World Food Prize laureate Lawrence Haddad on how to 'clamor' for nutrition

Lawrence Haddad sat down with Devex to talk about why nutrition is a diplomacy and defense issue, and how he’s going to use his platform as a laureate to promote the global nutrition agenda.

Video: Investor appetite for social impact contributions

Monique Vledder, practice manager at the Global Financing Facility, shared that GFF is looking for joint investment opportunities to help low-income women and children.

The world's leading 'cholera hospital' looks to the future

In Bangladesh, a leading public health institution is leveraging its international expertise in infectious diseases to tackle new challenges.

Opinion: A new model of NCD care to achieve UHC in sub-Saharan Africa

There needs to be a renewed focus on digital health efforts, generic drugs, and prevention as a central tenet of care in sub-Saharan Africa, writes Nick Manuelpillai, Joep Lange Institute medical adviser.

At WHO regional meeting, an urge for better health systems

The annual regional meeting of WHO's Western Pacific office concluded with a new regional director, several new regional frameworks and actions plans, and a reminder that the region still has much to do to improve health systems and eliminate deadly diseases.

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