Impact in 2019

Development impact motivates every decision we make. We measure the human and economic impact of our partnerships to ensure our guarantees protect lives and improve health.

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Our development impact in 2019

In 2019, we implemented our first two volume guarantees, supporting partnerships to increase access to viral load testing and anti-malaria bed nets.

We are already seeing the life-changing impact of both guarantees in terms of lives saved, improved clinical outcomes and cases averted. We are also seeing the positive economic impact of our guarantees with substantial cost savings and positive impact on market dynamics.

We screen all potential guarantees for development impact using our Development Impact framework.

Read more below about the impact of our guarantees.

Scientists looking at the Hologic Panther machine

Hologic's Panther viral load testing platform

Our partnership with Hologic, Inc. and Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) resulted in the following estimated impact in 2019:

  • Lives changed: 182,000 patients benefitted from improved clinical outcomes.
  • Money saved: $7 million was saved by purchasers, thanks to the 30% price reduction on test results.
  • Markets shaped: Increased competition is now seen in markets due to Hologic registering Panther in seven new countries. And there have been improved procurement practices including all-inclusive pricing models.
Hologic’s Panther platform for viral load testing
Impact data about our Hologic partnership

BASF's Interceptor G2 anti-malaria bed nets

Our partnership with global chemical producer BASF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation resulted in the following estimated impact in 2019:

  • Lives changed: 4.5 million cases of malaria were averted thanks to the bed nets delivered in 2019, saving 7,000 lives.
  • Money saved: $5 million was saved by procurers due to the negotiated price reduction of the bed nets.
  • Markets shaped: This guarantee has accelerated the introduction of a better designed bed net and catalysed rollout in countries with high malaria burdens. In 2019, five countries placed orders for these next-generation bed nets: Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria.
BASF’s next-generation mosquito bed nets
Mother and child under mosquito bed nets
The impact of our BASF partnership
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