Partners and donors

ACTwatch and FPwatch were PSI research projects. PSI is a nonprofit organization established in 1970 that delivers products and services to improve health and save lives in the fields of malaria, family planning, and other public health priority areas.

 

ACTwatch

PSI supports Ministries of Health in 70 countries across the world. In 1994, PSI pioneered one of the world’s first operational Insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) distribution programs in the Central African Republic.

Today, PSI manages malaria control projects in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. PSI’s malaria control programs include delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets, pre-packaged malaria treatment, behavior change communications, and operational research.  In 2011 alone, PSI delivered more than 36 million treated mosquito nets and 11 million malaria treatments -- making it one of the largest distributors of ITNs in the world and an important implementing partner of the global Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership.

FPwatch

PSI programs work to support the “Family Planning 2020” goal of reaching 120 million more women and girls in the world’s poorest countries with access to voluntary family planning information, contraceptives, and services by the year 2020. In 2013 alone, PSI provided over 22 million CYPs and prevented an estimated 5.6 million unintended pregnancies and more than 15,000 maternal deaths. Launched in 2014, FPwatch provides evidence on the composition, performance, and service readiness of the total FP market, which can be used to monitor the family planning market in key FP2020 countries and to inform key policy makers.


ACTwatch partners

 

ACTwatch was a PSI research project in partnership with The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

LSHTM is an international centre of excellence in public health and tropical medicine, one of Europe’s leading postgraduate medical institutions and Britain's national school of public health. Both European and Third World concerns are underlined by the School's expertise in preventive medicine, epidemiology, and disease control.

The Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA) is leading LSHTM’s contribution to ACTwatch. HESA aims to help countries develop and adopt cost-effective, equitable, and appropriate health systems through research, dissemination of findings, and support to capacity development. Programme members are internationally recognized as leaders in the field of applied health economics research and health sector reform. HESA works closely with collaborators overseas as well as those in the UK.

LSHTM led the supply chain analysis component of ACTwatch.

 

ACTwatch donors

For the first five years, ACTwatch was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted in seven malaria-endemic countries: Benin, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia.

Since 2013, the project was jointly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Agency for International Development (UKAID). In addition, beginning in 2014, studies were planned in Kenya and Tanzania through UNITAID support. A tenth country, Myanmar, also conducted studies modelled on ACTwatch with technical support from the ACTwatch research team, funded by UKAID.

Gates FoundationUK Department for International DevelopmentUNITAIDThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

 

FPwatch partners

FPwatch was a research project conducted by Population Services International (PSI). PSI is a nonprofit organization established in 1970 that delivers products and services to improve health and save lives in the fields of family planning and other public health priority areas. PSI programs work to support the “Family Planning 2020” goal of reaching 120 million more women and girls in the world’s poorest countries with access to voluntary family planning information, contraceptives, and services by the year 2020.  In 2013 alone, PSI provided over 22 million CYPs and prevented an estimated 5.6 million unintended pregnancies and more than 15,000 maternal deaths. Launched in 2014, FPwatch provides evidence on the composition, performance, and service readiness of the total FP market, which can be used to monitor the family planning market in key FP2020 countries and to inform key policy makers.

FPwatch donors

FPwatch was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Ethiopia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and India, and was funded by the Three Millenium Development Goal Fund in Myanmar.