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Global health philanthropy

A call for coordination: philanthropy’s response to Covid-19, HIV, and systemic inequalities

John Barnes and Kali Lindsey 9 April 2021

The challenges presented by Covid-19 are not new to people living with, or at risk of HIV. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Indigenous and people of Colour (BIPOC) communities in the …


New report outlines need for investment in menstrual health and hygiene

Alliance magazine 4 February 2021

In a new report, leading global health organisations have unveiled an analysis outlining what donors, national governments, and the private sector need to invest to accelerate progress for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The report, …


Philanthropy must invest in tackling non-communicable diseases

Mukul Bhola 8 January 2021

‘We had to ask a trader going across the border to China to buy insulin. This was animal insulin, it was very hard to get and very expensive,’ shared Sai Sam Noon, a 49-year-old public …

New report explores community philanthropy’s response to Covid-19 in Latin America

Alliance magazine 31 December 2020

A report from Ellas and the Global Fund for Community Foundations released recently looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Latin America’s national and regional capacities to meet a challenge – and where community …

Reaching youth with sexual health information in rural Zambia demands innovation

Mavis Banda 29 December 2020

Kalumba, 19, lives with his grandmother in a remote rural community on Mbabala island on Bangweulu, Zambia’s largest lake. He lost his parents at a young age. The island, located in Samfya district, is home …

WHO Foundation appoints Anil Soni first CEO

Alliance magazine 9 December 2020

The World Health Organisation Foundation has appointed Anil Soni as its CEO. Soni, who will start in January, will be the inaugural CEO of the independent grant-making agency. He plans to accelerate the Foundation’s work …

Open Society Foundations urge reset of global health funding

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 8 December 2020

Health philanthropy leaders at the Open Society Foundations have called for a change of direction in global health funding which they say too often favours ‘private interests over public provision’. The Open Society Foundations’ Julia …

Register for our webinar on global health philanthropy – 10 Dec., 3pm GMT

Alliance magazine 3 December 2020

At £46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related causes than anything else. As the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, philanthropy has provided critical funding of vaccine development, medical equipment, mutual aid, social welfare, and global …

Dr Tedros: There is great potential and need for philanthropy to partner with the global health field

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 1 December 2020

Alliance magazine exclusive – In a wide ranging and poignant interview, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on philanthropic foundations to advocate for increased investment in public health, …

Funding maternal and newborn health innovation: 5 ways to accelerate SDG progress

Krista Donaldson and Stephanie Heckman 30 November 2020

For hundreds of thousands of women and babies around the world, health disparities continue to cause too many tragic and preventable deaths each year. The Sustainable Development Goals challenge us to reduce global maternal mortality …