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Table 1 Categorization of public-private partnerships based on the purpose they serve

From: Public – private 'partnerships' in health – a global call to action

  Purpose Partnership
1 Product development GATBDD, IAVI, MMV and MVI.
2 Improving access to healthcare products CF, MDP, Accelerated Access Initiative (AAI) [48], Global Alliance to Eliminate Leprosy (GAEL) [49], Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filiariasis (GAELF) [50] and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) [51].
3 Global coordination mechanisms GAVI, RPS, Stop TB, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) [52], and the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) [53].
4 Strengthening health services Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) [54], Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) [55], African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) [56].
5 Public advocacy and education Alliance for Microbicide Development (AMD) [57], African Malaria Partnership (AMP) [58], Global Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (GBC) [59] and Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) [60].
6 Regulation and quality assurance The International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) [61], Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) [62] and the Anti-Counterfeit Drug Initiatives [63]