Within the Private Sector Delegation is a core group of engaged companies—currently 16—called the PSD Advisory Group. The Advisory Group provides technical know-how, helps shape policies and priorities and represents the private sector during each Board meeting. The Advisory Group also elects the private sector’s voting Board Member and Alternate Board Member to the Global Fund. Julie Essiam of Ecobank and Paul Schaper of Merck Sharp & Dohme lead the Advisory Group and serve, respectively, as the private sector’s voting Board and Alternate Board Member. This team of private sector representatives ensures that Global Fund initiatives actively engage the business sector, while bringing assets and core expertise to help improve the Global Fund’s efficiency.
The Advisory Group participates in high-level meetings and events with government, NGOs and Global Fund representatives, engages the Global Fund on policy issues and serves on Board committees and taskforces. Each Advisory Group member is required to sign a Conflict of Interest form to ensure that the group is acting in the interest of the Global Fund and private sector constituency.
PSD Member Benefits
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Advisory Group Member Companies
|Abbott Laboratories is a global healthcare company that for more than 125 years has pursued advancements in science, technology, medicine and nutrition that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. In 1985, the company developed the first HIV blood-screening test. Learn more here.|
|A proven pharmaceutical leader, with the focus and passion of an entrepreneur and innovator, AbbVie serves patients in more than 170 countries. For more information, please click here.|
|Access Bank Plc is a full service commercial bank operating through a network of over 310 branches and service outlets located in major centers across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. For more information click here.|
|Alere is a world leader in rapid diagnostics at the point of care, with a focus on cardio metabolic disease, infectious disease and toxicology. Delivering more than one billion tests around the world in 2015, Alere delivers reliable and actionable information through innovative rapid diagnostic tests, resulting in better clinical and economic healthcare outcomes globally. Learn more here.|
|Anglo American Plc, with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, is a global leader in the mining and natural resources sectors. For more information click here.|
|BD, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. For more information click here.|
|A leading pan-African bank, Ecobank operates in 36 countries throughout West, South, Central, East Africa, and has offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Ecobank is dedicated to the continued development of communities in Africa and has funded projects to promote education, health, environment, entrepreneurship, culture and research. For more information, please click here.|
|Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. For more information click here.|
|GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a global healthcare company that is committed to helping people to do more, feel better and live longer. Through investment in R&D and infrastructure, and through collaboration with others, GSK is innovating to address currently unmet health needs and improving access to health products. Read more here.|
|The number one brewer in Europe and the number three brewer by volume in the world, Heineken has a unique, global footprint with operations in over 70 countries. Heineken is committed to protecting human rights, investing in sustainable and environmentally responsible business models, improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce and helping communities prosper. For more information click here.|
|Hetero is a reputed pharmaceutical company which developes, manufactures, and markets pharmaceuticals and their active ingredients. Hetero began with a focus on producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and has expanded to all stages of pharmaceutical manufacturing, including novel research and commercial sales. The company, which concentrates on key products where new approaches to synthesis and large scale production bring significant value to the global market, provides access to quality, innovative medicines to patients in over 120 countries. For more information click here.|
|Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to improving access to and affordability of drugs, identifying and developing vaccines, diagnostics, and medicines to address unmet medical needs in areas such as HIV, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), intestinal worms, and neglected tropical diseases. Jannsen works with members of the global healthcare community, governments, healthcare organizations and caregivers to create sustainable and innovative solutions. For more information click here.|
|Merck Sharp & Dohme is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products and services company. Merck Sharp & Dohme discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health. For more information click here.|
|Mylan is one of the world’s leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, providing products to customers in more than 150 countries and territories. For more information click here.|
|Nando’s is an international casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1987 in South Africa, with a Mozambican/Portuguese theme. Famous for their Peri Peri checkin and creative advertising, Nando’s operates about 1,000 outlets in 30 countries. For more information click here.|
|Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, over-the-counter and animal health products. For more information click here.|
|Sanofi is equally committed to providing millions of patients with new, innovative and efficacious drugs to combat disease, to participating actively in making medicines accessible to the greatest number of people possible, and to ensuring that its development is integrated into a strategy of strong, sustainable and profitable growth. For more information click here.|
|Sumitomo Chemical was established in 1913 to manufacture fertilizers from sulfur dioxide emitted from smelting operations at the Besshi copper mine in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, with the aim of solving environmental problems caused by the emissions. The group, including over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, operates in five sectors – petro chemicals, energy and functional materials, IT-related chemicals, health and crop sciences, and pharmaceuticals – and provides products worldwide that support a wide variety of industries and help people’s daily lives. For more information click here|
|Vestergaard is an international company dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable people, most of whom live in developing countries. Their game-changing solutions contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet by fighting malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases and neglected tropical diseases. Vestergaard is the largest producer of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets. For more information click here.|