Within the Private Sector Constituency is a core group of engaged companies called the PSC 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. Sherwin Charles of Nando’s/Goodbye Malaria and Paul Schaper of Merck & Co. 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.

Advisory Group Member Companies

Abbott 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.
AbbVie 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 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.
BASF BASF’s portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. In 2019, BASF generated sales of approximately €59 billion, has a global footprint and employs over 115,000 people. BASF’s Public Health Portfolio, where malaria is housed, is under the Agriculture Solutions Portfolio.
BD 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.
Cepheid Cepheid is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company’s solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases including HIV and TB. For more information, visit www.cepheid.com.
Freight In Time Freight in Time is one of the leading multi-modal, end-to-end supply chain service providers in East and Central Africa with over 20 years of experience. Freight in Time has a unique footprint in the region covering eight counties, namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Djibouti. They also offer regular services to DRC, Somalia, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Freight in Time’s product range includes air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution, contract logistics, IOR and fiscal representation, express and courier, regional transport solutions, humanitarian and project cargo. Their main industry verticals are pharmaceuticals (including temperature sensitive shipments), healthcare, perishables, ICT, humanitarian and relief, spare parts logistics, GSA and charters. Freight in Time is a process driven company committed to continuous improvement, proactive communication, and delivering their customers with the most effective and reliable logistics solutions.
Gilead 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.
Hetero Labs Ltd Hetero is a reputed pharmaceutical company which develops, 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.
IQVIA is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services dedicated to using analytics and science to help healthcare stakeholders find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA has approximately 58,000 employees worldwide. Learn more at iqvia.com.
Johnson & Johnson 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 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.
Nando's 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 chicken and creative advertising, Nando’s operates about 1,000 outlets in 30 countries. For more information click here.
Novartis 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 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.
SC Johnson is dedicated to improving lives for families around the world in communities of all sizes as well as socio-economic levels. Mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria, Zika, and dengue fever can have a devastating effect on individuals and communities, and SC Johnson is committed to helping protect people in vulnerable, difficult to reach communities. For more than 60 years, SC Johnson has been working to develop innovative, high-quality pest control products that help families avoid insects that may transmit disease.  SC Johnson’s corporate goal is to help drive partnerships and support enterprises that will generate needed data and methods to prevent mosquito-borne disease as well as educate local communities on the actions they can take to reduce their risk. For more information about SC Johnson-sponsored mosquito-borne disease initiatives, please click here.
Sumitomo 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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience and Gastroenterology (GI). Takeda also makes targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. Takeda is focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com.
Vestergaard 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.
Viatris Viatris is a new kind of healthcare company, empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. Viatris provides access to medicines, advances sustainable operations, develops innovative solutions and leverages their collective expertise to connect more people to more products and services through our one-of-a-kind Global Healthcare GatewayTM.  Formed in 2020 through the combination of Mylan and Upjohn, Viatris brings together best-in-class scientific, manufacturing and distribution expertise with proven regulatory, medical and commercial capabilities to deliver more than 1,400 molecules to patients when and where they need them across more than 165 countries and territories. With a global workforce of ~45,000, Viatris is headquartered in the U.S. with global centers in Pittsburgh, Hyderabad, and Shanghai. Connect with them on Twitter at @ViatrisInc, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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