Collaboration with Public and Private Organizations

BDs Global Health Initiative recognizes the importance of public-private collaborations in the developing world. As a result, BD regularly collaborates with several leading global health organizations to identify and implement sustainable solutions that will improve patient care in these regions.

International Council of Nurses   Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics   World Economic Forum    William J. Clinton Foundation

International Council of Nurses
The U.S. Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), BD and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) have entered into a three-year, public-private partnership valued at $1.25 million to establish a new Wellness Center for Health Care Workers. The Wellness Center located in Kampala, Uganda, will be managed by the Uganda National Association of Nurses and Midwives (UNANM), offering health and support services for healthcare workers and their families. The goals of this collaboration are to strengthen the healthcare system and address health worker shortages.

BD has a long-standing relationship with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). The original agreement was designed to improve the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in developing countries. TB is the leading cause of death for people with AIDS. BD and FIND established demonstration sites in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia to introduce advanced culture technology for rapid diagnosis and drug sensitivity testing of TB. BD and FIND have since expanded their agreement to include funding for laboratory strengthening and a pricing agreement for liquid culture TB diagnostics.

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.

William J. Clinton Foundation
BD entered into an agreement with the William J. Clinton Foundation to expand accessibility of advanced CD4 cell counting technology for immune system monitoring of people living with HIV/AIDS. This agreement resulted in deeply discounted pricing approximately 75% - for developing world countries compared with developed world pricing. BD also supports this agreement with training and equipment servicing.