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Global Health

FSG’s global health practice supports organizations and partnerships to improve access to quality health services and products in low- and middle-income markets. We take a systems approach to global health challenges and believe in the power of cross-sector—and often unconventional—collaborations. By working on the ground and in the boardroom with foundations, corporations, governments, NGOs, and donors, we activate fresh ideas and shape sustainable strategies.


  • Navigating systems dynamics
    We take a systems approach, working to untangle complex global health challenges and develop effective strategies for catalytic action.

    Project: OPTIONS Consortium - Accelerating the introduction and adoption of new HIV prevention products for women.
    Project: Medicines for Malaria Venture - Conducting strategic business analyses to increase impact and improve sustainability.   
  • Enabling private sector approaches
    We find opportunities to maximize shared value strategies and increase private sector participation, meeting health needs and delivering business value for global and local businesses or practitioners, by bridging the gap between sectors. 

    Project: Lilly - Developing a strategy and supporting effective implementation to improve access to tuberculosis drugs.
    Project: PSI - Strengthening the Family Planning Market in India.
  • Driving health equity, with a focus on gender
    We are passionate about creating health equity across geographies, races, sexual orientations, and genders. We bring this passion and understanding to all of our work, especially to support access to necessary healthcare for women and girls.

    Project: Y Labs - Engaging Young Men in Family Planning Decisions through User-Centered Design and Mobile-Powered Research 
    Research: An Opportunity to Address Menstrual Health and Gender Equity.
  • Catalyzing effective cross-sector collaborations
    We recognize that no one actor can solve the multi-faceted global health challenges we face today. To more effectively tackle those issues, we work to catalyze and support the growth of effective cross-sector collaborations at the global and local levels.

    Project: EYElliance - Creating a vision and strategy to launch a global alliance dedicated to increasing access to eyeglasses around the world.
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FSG helped us be more intentional, structured, and thoughtful about our work. The work isn’t completely new, but the way we talk about it, think about it, measure it, and resource it now is much smarter.
Mohamed Osman, Grants Director
Elton John AIDS Foundation
We began working with FSG to help us define our value proposition and build the EYElliance coalition. The team were true thought-partners who exceeded our expectations. We were impressed with their ability to use the data they produced in a meaningful way.
Liz Smith, Co-founder & President

What We Do

  • Strategic research and analysis to inform strategies, including needs assessments, market assessments, situation analyses, and stakeholder mapping.
  • Vision and strategy development. Facilitating organizational strategy and business planning, and providing ongoing implementation support.
  • Impact focused measurement and evaluation. Designing evaluation systems to capture health and/or business impact, and conducting evaluations to improve decision making, organizational learning, and performance.
  • Creating and aligning strategic partnerships. Working with emerging and existing partnerships to align strategy, and develop and support initiatives. Connecting health systems stakeholders within and across sectors at the global, national, and local levels.
  • Systems research. Developing and disseminating fresh insights, knowledge briefs, and practical tools.

Research and Tools