Impact to date

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 since 2019

In 2020, we implemented our first procurement guarantee. A $50 million guarantee from MedAccess enabled UNICEF to accelerate access to essential COVID-19 supplies in 55 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to non-COVID supplies, such as childhood vaccines, in 26 LMICs.

The impact of our two existing volume guarantees – with Hologic and BASF – increased in 2020, benefitting hundreds of thousands of people.

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

Read more below about the impact of our guarantees and the partnerships they support.

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) has resulted in the following estimated impact since 2019:

  • Lives changed: 445,000 patients benefitted from improved clinical outcomes.
  • Money saved: $18 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 11 new countries. And there have been improved procurement practices including all-inclusive pricing models.
Hologic’s Panther platform for viral load testing

BASF's Interceptor G2 mosquito nets

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

  • Lives changed: 6.7 million cases of malaria will be averted over the lifetime of the nets, saving 10,000 lives.
  • Money saved: $15 million was saved by procurers due to the negotiated price reduction of the nets.
  • Markets shaped: This guarantee has accelerated the introduction of a better designed mosquito net and catalysed rollout in countries with high malaria burdens. Since 2019, nine countries have placed orders for these next-generation nets: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria and Rwanda.
BASF’s next-generation mosquito nets
Mother and child under mosquito bed nets
Checking a baby's temperature

UNICEF prefinancing for COVID-19 supplies

Our partnership with UNICEF has resulted in the following estimated impact since 2020:

  • 500 million syringes for use with COVID-19 vaccines provided to 92 countries through the COVAX AMC.
  • 3.1 million diagnostic test kits to help frontline health workers detect COVID-19 in 63 countries.
  • 3 million rapid diagnostic tests to provide faster results for people with suspected COVID-19. Secured in 2020 for delivery in 2020 and 2021.
  • Prefinancing for 55 countries to order more than 250 million items of essential equipment to tackle COVID-19 and other pressing health needs.
UNICEF's COVID-19 supplies

Read our 2020 Annual Report

We work in partnership to increase access to innovative healthcare products. Read more about our partnerships.