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Maternity Matters: Leveraging digital solutions at scale to deliver quality health care within UHC | March 3, 2021

Maternity Matters: Leveraging digital solutions at scale to deliver quality health care within UHC | March 3, 2021

A virtual roundtable focused on identifying barriers to accelerating the implementation of digital innovations for maternal health in low- and middle-income countries, as well as potential solutions for better efficiency in collaboration. This ecosystem event held alongside Devex’s Prescription for Progress was co-hosted by the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and Merck for Mothers.

Microneedles 2023: 7th International Conference on Microneedles

Microneedles 2023: 7th International Conference on Microneedles

Join Alliance members PATH, Merck, and UNICEF the Microneedles 2023 conference. The International Conference on Microneedles provides a unique international forum for academics and industry involved in the design, development, application and clinical translation of microneedle technology. The conference includes keynote presentations from leaders in the field interspersed with early career researcher presentations and opportunities for networking where researchers at all levels can interact.

76th World Health Assembly | Alliance Members Go to Geneva

76th World Health Assembly | Alliance Members Go to Geneva

“This year’s World Health Assembly represents a pivotal moment to advance policy reforms to deliver a more fit-for-purpose, equitable research and development (R&D) ecosystem,” stated the Global Health Technologies Coalition. To accelerate global health innovation and deliver health for all, they recommend WHO member states “take collective action now to establish more inclusive, globally distributed R&D systems and approaches.” Other Alliance members also attending WHA76 include Baraka Impact Finance, Cross-Border Impact Ventures, Gilead Sciences, Global Health Council, Google, Living Goods, Meta, PATH, Pathfinder International, Pfizer, PSI, ReSurge International, and Viamo. 

DEVEX Checkup @ WHA76: With member sponsors Global Health Technologies Coalition, Gilead Sciences and MSD for Mothers

DEVEX Checkup @ WHA76: With member sponsors Global Health Technologies Coalition, Gilead Sciences and MSD for Mothers

Join Alliance members Global Health Technologies Coalition, Gilead Sciences, and MSD for Mothers for the in-person and virtual DEVEX Checkup at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. DEVEX will convene leaders in global health to discuss the lingering pandemic emergency and long-term effects of COVID-19, preparations for the next global health threat, and the innovation necessary to move the needle on access to medicines and quality health care worldwide.

MSD for Mothers: Maternity Matters – How the Private Sector can Advance Equitable Access to Care

MSD for Mothers: Maternity Matters – How the Private Sector can Advance Equitable Access to Care

Join Alliance Member MSD for Mothers for an in-person and virtual event co-hosted with DEVEX and the Country Connector on Private Sector in Health during the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva. This event will explore how more collaborative engagement with local private sector providers can advance equitable access to quality maternal health care for mothers in low- and middle-income countries.

The Alliance Joins Leaders at White House Roundtable on AI and Health

The Alliance Joins Leaders at White House Roundtable on AI and Health

Last week Sara Anderson, Executive Director of the Alliance, was honored to be part of the White House Roundtable on AI and Health. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy convened a distinguished group of leaders from across sectors to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can be safely deployed to improve health outcomes, with a special breakout session on the use of AI to improve public health and global health. To prepare for the meeting, the Alliance sought input from our multi-sector members and key stakeholders on what three-four points they would make if they were at the table.

African Health-Tech and Supply Chains: How Innovations Can Accelerate Health Access and Equity | February 8, 2023

African Health-Tech and Supply Chains: How Innovations Can Accelerate Health Access and Equity | February 8, 2023

The Alliance and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria brought together African health supply-chain innovators and global health stakeholders from multiple sectors to discuss how health supply chains are working to deliver equitable access to health in Africa. The dialogue was attended by 80 Alliance members and participants, including The Global Fund, Salient Advisory, Nivi, mPharma, Xetova, Chevron, JSI, Gilead, Stanford, BMGF, Vestergaard, Pathfinder, Americares, and Merck. The goal was to elevate the lessons learned from multi-stakeholder partnerships, especially from local innovators in Africa.

Maternal Health: Optimizing Safe Delivery Roundtable Discussion | April 19, 2023

More than 4.5 million women and babies die annually during or immediately after childbirth, according to a recent United Nations report. Most of these deaths are preventable with access to quality care. The Bay Area Global Health Alliance, together with Merck for Mothers, convened a small group of members in April 2023 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of ensuring safe delivery in both urban and rural impoverished communities. The cross-sectoral Alliance members that were engaged in discussing possible options to reduce those abysmal statistics included CCBRT in Tanzania and Chidamoyo Hospital in Zimbabwe, and representatives from Antara International, Maya Health Alliance, Simprints, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and the World Telehealth Initiative.

Our Members

Collaboration across sectors is necessary to solve global challenges We believe in the catalytic power of shared knowledge and collaboration across our sectors. The Bay Area Global Health Alliance is a membership organization and central network hub, bringing together...

Bio — Mark Allen

Mark AllenMark Allen has had over 20 years of professional experience in both the private and international development sector.  Currently Merck for Mothers’ Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Programs, Mark is responsible for managing strategic partners...

Our Story

Our StoryThe Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s mission is to advance global health innovation and equity and improve health outcomes by connecting and convening its cross-sector, multi-disciplinary members and partners.Our ValuesOur theory of change is based on the...

UNGA 78 | Historic Convening of Three High-Level Meetings on Health, Members Gather in NYC

UNGA 78 | Historic Convening of Three High-Level Meetings on Health, Members Gather in NYC

For the first time, the UN General Assembly will convene three High-Level Meetings on ending tuberculosis (TB), delivering universal health coverage (UHC) and strengthening pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response during its 78th session (UNGA 78) in New York in September 2023. To elevate and advocate for global health, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance will be attending UNGA 78, along with Alliance members.

Highlights from 2022 | Growth and Impact of our Multi-Sector Alliance

Highlights from 2022 | Growth and Impact of our Multi-Sector Alliance

Together with your engagement, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance has had a busy and productive year. Below you will find highlights, which we believe speak to our ability as a community to identify and advance opportunities to promote global health equity and innovation. As always, we welcome your feedback and continued involvement as we work to accelerate our collective health impact around the world.