Secure the Future Partnership

Fighting HIV/AIDS through medical treatment and care with research, social support and training for healthcare professionals with new facilities and infrastructure investments in remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa where resources are extremely limited.

Secure the Future

Since 1999, BMS has invested more than USD 160 million to develop and replicate innovative and sustainable solutions for vulnerable populations, including women and children, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The project involves NGO and IGO partners in Africa.

This work has focused on three phases:

  • Building the healthcare infrastructure (completed).
  • Grant-making to build the capacity of healthcare providers and communities (completed).
  • Transfer skills and know-how to additional countries to additional countries in sub-Saharan Africa (ongoing).

Secure The Future is a comprehensive initiative to fight HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, sponsored by BMS and the BMS Foundation.

The program combines medical treatment and care with research, social support and training for healthcare professionals with new facilities and infrastructure investments in remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa where resources are extremely limited.

Partnership objectives:

  • Prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS, related illnesses and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals by empowering infected and affected women and children.
  • Expand access to antiretroviral treatment by informing public health policy.
  • Reduce mortality and improve overall health for patients with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Address the impact of HIV/AIDS on mental health.
  • Reduce the impact of cervical cancer for at-risk women.


  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail against serious diseases. Around the...

  • Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)

    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Baylor College of Medicine in Houston is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. Read more about Baylor...

  • Cabrini Ministries

    Implementing NGO
    Swaziland | Staff size: Unknown

    Cabrini Ministries is a faith-based / community-based nonprofit organization working in the Lubombo lowveld of Swaziland. Its mission is to provide comprehensive care for those infected...

  • Christian Care Prisons, Ghana

    Advocacy NGO
    Ghana | Staff size: Unknown

    Formed in the year 1992 as an NGO in Ghana, the aim is one of information collection and dissemination not only to improve and update the knowledge and skills of those involved in the prisons...

  • Comfort the Children

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Comfort the Children International works alongside Kenyan communities to provide resources that create sustainable change. Instead of simply giving aid and money to those in need, they build...

  • Institute of Development Management (IDM)

    Botswana | Staff size: 101-250

    Institute of Development Management (IDM) was established in 1974 as a regional organisation in Botswana , Lesotho and Swaziland (BLS) countries to help meet the management needs of the Region...

  • Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)

    Kenya | Staff size: Unknown

    KANCO is a membership organization established in the early 1990s in Kenya with operations in the eastern Africa region. Its membership comprises of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs),...


    Staff size: Unknown
  • Save the Children International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

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

  • St. Paul's University, Kenya

    Kenya | Staff size: Unknown

    St. Paul’s is a Christian Chartered University in Kenya that offers societal relevant education focusing on the whole person. The graduates are therefore competent in areas of study and...

  • Super Buddies Club

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Touch Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Touch Foundation is a secular, non-profit organization committed to improving the health of the Tanzanian population by strengthening the health system across the different levels of care. Touch...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Central Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Africa, Senegal, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Mali, Malawi, Liberia, Lesotho, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cote d Ivoire, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Benin, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Start Date 1999