As a key component of the Global Health Initiative, BD provides technical assistance by training healthcare workers, and by sharing expertise and tools that help strengthen laboratories. This technical assistance directly improves the fundamental capacity to deliver health care in developing nations.
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and BD will support the improvement of overall laboratory systems and services in African countries severely affected by HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB).
Through this five-year, public-private partnership, valued at up to $18 million, the Emergency Plan and BD will work on the ground with national reference laboratories, Ministries of Health and implementing partners to provide direct support to countries to assist with their efforts to strengthen laboratories.
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Training
To create sustainable improvements in healthcare, BD is making available our most valuable asset - our people. Through training and lab strengthening programs, BD associates are able to transfer their knowledge and expertise to strengthen the healthcare systems of the developing world. Our Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) training program has grown over the years to include more than 58 countries with more than 4,000 participants trained in hundreds of workshops.
World Economic Forum
BD has provided funding to and is engaged with the World Economic Forum Global Health Initiative to contribute to the strengthening of health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. A pilot in Ghana, focused on the issue of management and leadership development, will seek to leverage the untapped knowledge and skills of the private sector in this area to benefit the public sector.