GHTC briefing papers

23 May 2014

Perspectives from nonprofits on accelerating product development and improving access for low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Health Technologies Coalition’s briefing papers on financing and coordination of health research provide examples and perspectives from nonprofit product development organizations (NPPDs). NPPDs are nongovernmental organizations that partner with the public, philanthropic, not-for-profit, and private sectors to develop technologies targeted at neglected diseases and conditions of high morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

  • The first paper in this series set the stage by providing examples of how NPPDs approach product development and describing the key challenges that NPPDs and their partners face in developing and introducing technologies that address the health needs of LMICs.
  • The second paper provided the perspectives of NPPDs on the most significant funding challenges and the types of financing mechanisms that support their work.
  • The third paper described how NPPDs and their partners try to ensure access in LMICs to the knowledge and technologies they develop.
  • The fourth paper outlined the most significant regulatory challenges faced by NPPDs and partners throughout the product development process and described how these challenges affect their work.
  • The fifth paper in the series describes NPPDs’ efforts to strengthen the research and manufacturing capacity of academic, nongovernmental, and commercial partners in LMICs, and provides examples of the criteria that NPPDs consider when determining investment in capacity strengthening.

Visit the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) website for more information.