GSK/Save the Children Partnership

Save the Children and GSK to transform children’s health through a unique partnership.

GSK/Save the Children Partnership

In 2013, GSK and Save the Children embarked on an ambitious global partnership to share expertise, resources, influence and R&D expertise to save the lives of a million of the poorest children in the world. Going beyond the traditional charity corporate funding model, the partnership focuses on three areas detriment to child mortality: providing more health workers, widen vaccine and medicine coverage, and address simple nutrition needs. Specifically, the GSK and Save the Children partnership focuses on:

  • Developing child-friendly medicines to reduce child mortality and new-born deaths - widening vaccination coverage to reduce the number of child deaths in the hardest to reach
  • Increasing investment in the training, reach and scope of health workers in the poorest communities to help reduce child mortality
  • Researching new affordable nutritional products to help alleviate malnutrition in children Flagship programmes will run initially in Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. These will be closely monitored and the evidence on how to save children’s lives at scale will be used to replicate programmes in other countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.


  • Save the Children International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill...

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world,...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Kenya, Central Africa
  • Start Date 2013