Areas of Expertise

Global Health

FSG’s global health practice engages with organizations and partnerships towards improved and more equitable access to quality health services and products globally, including in low- and middle-income countries. We take a systems approach to global health challenges and believe in the power of cross-sector—and often unconventional—collaborations. FSG incorporates an equity perspective into our work. As we engage in research, we are careful to consider power dynamics and bias in data sources, disaggregate data, and explore important contextual (including historical, environmental, and political) factors to help uncover previously unseen barriers or opportunities for targeted interventions. By working on the ground and in the boardroom with individual foundations, corporations, governments, NGOs, and donors, and with multisector coalitions we activate fresh ideas and shape sustainable strategies.


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.   

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.

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 equitable access to necessary healthcare for women and girls.

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.

How We Work

  • Vision and strategy development. Facilitating organizational strategy and business planning, and providing ongoing implementation support.
  • Systems research and strategic analysis. Informing strategies with a variety of approaches and tools, including needs assessments, market assessments, and systems and stakeholder mapping.
  • Impact focused measurement, evaluation, and learning. Designing evaluation systems to capture health and business impact, and conducting evaluations to improve decision-making, organizational learning, and performance.
  • Supporting and strengthening strategic partnerships. Working with emerging and existing partnerships to align strategy, and develop and support initiatives to learn and adapt over time. Connecting health systems stakeholders within and across sectors at the global, national, and local levels.
  • Research. Developing and disseminating fresh insights, knowledge briefs, and practical tools.

Case Studies

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, EYElliance
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

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