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AERAS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME 2013 TO 2018: NEW VACCINES FOR TUBERCULOSIS
Tackling global plant and animal health risks which threaten global food systems and health - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)UK Department for International Development
Working in partnership with BMGF to fund a portfolio of agricultural technology investments to secure global food supplies, with a strong focus on tackling global plant health threats through improved data, monitoring and delivery of new technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Developing and Scaling Next Generation Agricultural Technologies - Phase II of DFID's Strategic Partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)UK Department for International Development
Working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on a set of co-investments, DFID’s funding will increase the development and adoption of new agricultural technologies that build resilience to climate change, diseases and pests and increase productivity, particularly for smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
The overall objective of the AgResults Initiative is to enhance smallholder welfare and food security for the poor and vulnerable in developing countries through increased investment in agricultural innovation and adoption. It aims to do so by developing financial incentives (i.e. “pull mechanisms”) for private and public sector players to research, develop, and deliver products and services that will improve smallholder agriculture. AgResults consists of a number of pilot projects across the developing world focused on either the adoption of existing technologies or the development and adaptation of new research and technologies. The UK leads on a high quality research and evaluation component.
An increased number of poor people, in particular women and children will receive better quality and more affordable, or free, health services as a result of Non-State Actors (for profit and not for profit private sector, civil society organisations and faith based organisations) playing a more effective role working as part of a health system. This will form part of DFIDs work towards tackling MDG 4 and 5 in particular
The Making Country Health Systems Stronger (MCHSS) programme aims to support countries to strengthen their health systems to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage, resulting in more people, specifically the poor and vulnerable, having greater access to essential preventative, curative and rehabilitation health services with increased levels of financial risk protection.
Global Antimicrobial Resistance Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) – Accelerating Antibacterial Innovation with CARB-XUK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Projects funded through GAMRIF will primarily benefit people in LMICs, where the burden of drug-resistant infection is greater.
This programme will contribute to improved food and nutrition security through effective agriculture interventions and food systems that make nutritous food accessible , acceptable and available to all, particularly woman and young children in poor households.. It includes large-scale studies in Africa and South Asia on the impact and cost effectiveness of agricultural interventions on nutrition and health outcomes, and interdisciplinary studies on the drivers of food choices which influence healthy, safe and nutritious diets.
Securing global wheat crops for food and nutritional security - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)UK Department for International Development
Working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on two major co-investments in wheat crop improvement, DFID’s funding will increase the nutritional quality and disease resistance of wheat crops, building the resilience of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and contributing to global food security in the face of climate change, and emerging plant disease and pest threats.
This programme will work with the partner governments and the wider development community to improve the collection, management, analysis and use of geospatial and demographic data to improve the lives of the poorest in developing countries. This will allow developing countries and the development community to better understand how many people live where and where key features such as roads, hospitals and schools are located. This improved understanding will enable better planning of public services and targeting of resources.
The Credit Facility for Access to Medicines is an innovative social finance company committed to expanding and accelerating access to life-saving medicines, vaccines and diagnostics in Africa and South Asia. The company launched in 2017, with support and input from DFID, the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The facility has been established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDC with an initial capital commitment of $200m.