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Global Public Health

We work with clients to help populations most in need by improving healthcare delivery and health outcomes.

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We have helped clients to address pressing global health challenges in more than 20 countries on five continents during the past decade. We have done this by advising on policy changes, organizational reforms, involvement of the private sector, and improving market access. Our talent pool includes 160 MDs with patient-care or research experience, as well as 320 consultants with master’s or doctoral degrees in life sciences and medical fields.

We help our clients on a wide range of issues facing the global health community today:

Health organizations

We help to improve the performance of complex health organizations to better serve vulnerable populations and create more effective models for public-health leadership and sustainable ownership of health programs. Working with a range of clients, we help to design and build organizations—from establishing new models of public-private partnerships, to restructuring existing organizations to enhance their ability to tackle complex issues. This results in stronger knowledge-management systems, human-capital strategies, and governance models.

Health systems

We help to improve the performance and design of health systems to balance cost, quality, and access while helping them remain equitable and sustainable. We have helped more than 30 low-, middle-, and high-income governments worldwide fundamentally improve health outcomes through policy and organizational reforms—both of which have increased access to health services and improved quality of care.

Health conditions

We help to integrate advances in health technologies and improve programs designed to address specific health conditions around the world. The burden of disease continues to grow—from a sharp rise in chronic diseases in developing countries, to the ongoing struggles against malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. We work with clients to develop disease-specific strategies to accelerate the introduction and adoption of health technologies, improve frontline delivery, and expand access for vulnerable populations.

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