Focussing Resources for Maximum Impact


Featured strategic initiatives from our SI Fund I and SI Fund II portfolios.


Burundi HIV/AIDS

Prevention and Treatment in Rutana

Rural populations in Burundi suffer from poor access to quality health care and prevention services, as a high proportion of government health funds are allocated to urban hospitals. This results in much fewer and poorer quality health care facilities in rural areas, leading to poor health outcomes. HIV/AIDS, in particular, is a leading cause of death in Burundi and rural areas like Rutana Province have been most impacted by the disease. In a conflict-affected area with high poverty rates like Rutana,... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

Burundi

LIVES CHANGED

104,119


China Social Sector Pioneers Initiative

China’s rising social sector

China’s stunning economic rise and massive societal shifts have led to a historically unprecedented drop in poverty levels. World Bank figures show that just twenty years ago, more than 727 million people in China, or 69 percent of the population, lived in extreme poverty. Today, that number is below 6 percent and dropping. In this same period of dramatic change, the social sector in China has been inventing itself, first through international support and now, increasingly, with the deployment... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

31,068


Côte d’Ivoire HIV/AIDS

The Power of Partnerships

In Côte d’Ivoire, HIV prevalence is higher than it is in any other West African country. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s New Partners Initiative (NPI) programme in Côte d’Ivoire is a three year, US$ 3million public-private investment between the American and Ivoirian governments and the Legatum Foundation and our grant manager, Geneva Global. It was created to establish a critical mass of community and faith-based organisations... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

Côte d'ivoire

LIVES CHANGED

315,029


Eastern India Health

Basic Health Care for Women and Children: A High-Impact Investment

India’s struggles with maternal, newborn and child health were highlighted in a 2008 WHO report, stating that “India, along with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia, contributes over 50 percent of all maternal and child deaths globally. What’s worse, India is not making sufficient progress. India’s population is massive and even if the ratio of maternal and child mortality may not be high, the numbers are staggering.” The lack of services for pregnant women and newborns... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

India

LIVES CHANGED

357,025


Ethiopia HIV/AIDS

Partnering for Maximum Impact

Densely populated, Ethiopia has a generalised HIV epidemic, with higher prevalence rates in the country’s urban settings. Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, and towns and villages in Oromia and Amhara regions are home to: 54 percent of the 82.5 million population, 87 percent of HIV prevalence, 87 percent of HIV-positive pregnancies, 85 percent of new HIV infections, 88 percent of new AIDS cases, 88 percent of AIDS-related deaths, 58 percent of... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

Ethiopia

LIVES CHANGED

966,208

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