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

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.