Global Health Resources

This page provides details of organizations and resources relevant to the development of global health policies, agreements and alliances.

Academic Groups

  • Duke Global Health Institute: brings together knowledge and resources from across Duke University to address the global health issues.
  • Duke Kenan Center for Ethics: creates scholarly frameworks, policies, and practices to address moral challenges.
  • Duke Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, & History of Medicine: connects scholars at Duke University interested in issues around medicine and its role in society.
  • Global Access in Action (GAiA): convenes workshops, facilitates stakeholder engagement and publishes global health research, as well as providing assistance and guidance to developing countries.
  • The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics Harvard Law School: center for health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.

Funders & Funder Policies

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (global access statement): philanthropic foundation working with partners to tackle critical global problems in five program areas.
  • CARB-X: organisation working to accelerate global antibacterial innovation by investing in the development of new antibiotics and other life-saving products to combat the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria.
  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (governance policies): funder and a facilitator focusing on vaccine development, licensure, and manufacturing.
  • Donor Tracker: provides data-driven insights on countries’ strategic priorities, funding trends, and decision making processes.
  • EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (intellectual property policy): EU public-private partnership funding health research and innovation.
  • Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (access policy): public-private partnership fund for global health R&D investing in nonprofit product development for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and NTDs.
  • Wellcome Trust (governance policies): politically and financially independent foundation funding science and health research.

Other Global Health Organizations

  • Access to Medicine Foundation: non-profit organization analysing how pharmaceutical companies are addressing access to medicine. Publishes an Access to Medicine Index and Access to Vaccines Index.
  • Engineering World Health: non-profit organization engaging the skills and passions of students and professionals to improve healthcare delivery in low-income countries.
  • Global Health Technologies Coalition: coalition of more than 25 non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses advancing policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools.
  • PATH: organization working on vaccines, drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, digital tools, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems through partnerships with governments, philanthropists, non-profits and the private sector.
  • Triangle Global Health Consortium: organization working to establish North Carolina as an international center for research, training, education, advocacy and business dedicated to improving the health of the world’s communities.

Contracting Resources

  • AUTM Global Health Tool Kit: provides examples of how to structure license clauses that promote innovation and product development while encouraging access to essential medicines by developing countries.
  • Marshall Gerstein IP: law firm providing intellectual property advice and legal services across a range of industries, including non-profit technology transfer.
  • Medicines Law & Policy Tools: provides tools including model licenses and guidance on compulsory licensing. 
  • Medicines Patent Pool: United Nations-backed public health organization working to pool intellectual property to encourage generic manufacture and the development of new formulations.
  • NIH License Policy Agreements: IP document and agreement templates.