Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
Since its inception in 1999, the Alliance's overall goal has remained unchanged – promoting the generation and use of health policy and systems research (HPSR) as a means to improve health and health systems in developing countries. The Alliance pursues this goal by developing and harnessing existing methods and approaches to improve both the quality of research and its ultimate uptake.
Among the Alliance's objectives are stimulating the generation and synthesis of policy-relevant health systems knowledge; promoting the dissemination and use of health policy and systems knowledge; and strengthening capacity for the generation, dissemination and use of health policy and systems research knowledge among researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders.
The Center for Disease Control collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, and provide leadership and training.
Those functions are the backbone of CDC's mission. Each of CDC's component organizations undertakes these activities in conducting its specific programs. The steps needed to accomplish this mission are also based on scientific excellence, requiring well-trained public health practitioners and leaders dedicated to high standards of quality and ethical practice.
Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.
The Fogarty International Center's vision is a world in which the frontiers of health research extend across the globe and advances in science are implemented to reduce the burden of disease, promote health, and extend longevity for all people.
Global Health Workforce Alliance
The Global Health Workforce Alliance was created in 2006 as a common platform for action to address the crisis. The Alliance is a partnership of national governments, civil society, international agencies, finance institutions, researchers, educators and professional associations dedicated to identifying, implementing and advocating for solutions.
The Alliance strives to provide people everywhere will have access to a skilled, motivated and supported health worker, within a robust health system. Additionally, they advocate and catalyze global and country actions to resolve the human resources for health crisis, to support the achievement of the health-related millennium development goals, and health for all.
International Telecommunication Union
As the United Nations' specialized agency for information and communication technologies, the International Telecommunication Union is ensuring seamless network and technology connection. With this goal in mind, ITU supports everyone's fundamental right to communicate by bringing interfaces to underserved communities worldwide.
Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative
The Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative (JHU GMI) is a university-wide community of excellence, connecting faculty, staff and students in transdisciplinary collaborations in the field of mobile health. JHU GMI serves faculty, staff and students at Johns Hopkins, as well as global public and private sector partners, in identifying appropriate mHealth strategies for global health challenges and providing expertise in technology development, health content, efficacy research and program evaluation.
JHU GMI is on a mission to develop responsive innovations and provide rigorous, evidence-based support for mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve global health, focusing on resource-limited settings where the global burden of disease and mortality are highest. Their focus is on technology that is appropriate and scalable.
The mHealth Alliance champions the use of mobile technologies to improve health throughout the world. Working with diverse partners to integrate mHealth into multiple sectors, the Alliance serves as a convener for the mHealth community to overcome common challenges by sharing tools, knowledge, experience, and lessons learned.
The mHealth Alliance advocates for more and better quality research and evaluation to advance the evidence base; seeks to build capacity among health and industry decision-makers, managers, and practitioners; promotes sustainable financing models; and supports systems integration by advocating for standardization and interoperability of mHealth platforms.
PEPFAR: The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum. PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donor and partner nations and others to make smart investments to save lives.
PEPFAR is the cornerstone and largest component of the U.S. President's Global Health Initiative. With a special focus on improving the health of women, newborns and children, the Global Health Initiative's goal is to save the greatest number of lives by increasing and building upon what works and, then, supporting countries as they work to improve the health of their own people.
United Nations Office for Partnerships
The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for collaboration between the private sector, foundations, and the United Nations family. It promotes new partnerships and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General.
Carrying out US foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress, USAID helps expand stable, free societies, create trade partners for the United States, and foster good will abroad. Thanks to USAID assistance, markets of the future are being developed. With a commitment to partnerships focused on sustained economic growth to open platforms for American goods, overseas trade, and new domestic jobs, USAID is merging private sector investment with global expansion.