Takeda Initiative and the Global Fund

The Takeda Initiative is an endowment program that aims to strengthen healthcare systems mainly by developing and upscaling healthcare-related human resources.

Takeda Initiative and the Global Fund

The lack of trained healthcare workers is particularly severe in Africa and poses a major obstacle to providing the healthcare services required to combat infectious diseases.

‘The Takeda Initiative’ is an endowment made by Takeda Pharmaceutical, with an annual value of JPY 100,000,000 (approximately $1 million). It supports the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the period of 2010-2019 by strengthening healthcare systems mainly through training of individuals involved in providing healthcare in Africa.

The initiative focuses on Health System Strengthening by supporting for the scale-up of comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment and care in Nigeria; Supporting the National Insecticide Treated Nets Implementation Plan (NATNETS) in Tanzania; and reinforcing tuberculosis treatment and diagnosis by training healthcare workers in Senegal and Kenya.


  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

    Switzerland | Staff size: 501-1000

    The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

    Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a...

  • Takeda

    Service Providers
    Japan | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    For more than 230 years, Takeda has been serving society with innovative medicines, helping patients reclaim valuable moments of life from illness. Now, with new healthcare solutions from...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Kenya
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2020
  • ValueJPY 1 Billion