We believe that solutions to Africa’s greatest challenges can come from within Africa. Our role is to support African partners whose bold ideas and creative approaches have the potential to save lives, improve health, and help families all across the continent.
A Kenyan family at the Umoja Health Centre in Nairobi.
A Kenyan family at the Umoja Health Centre in Nairobi.

At a glance

  • Working alongside national governments, local organizations, and other partners across Africa, we contribute funding and scientific expertise in support of their goals for change.
  • We focus on countries where we believe we can have the greatest impact.
  • We support a range of programs that work to improve health and nutrition; gender equality; disease prevention, treatment, and research; water, sanitation, and hygiene; agriculture; and financial services for the poor.

Focus countries

We know that those closest to health and development challenges are in the best position to address them. That is why we work alongside local partners across Africa to contribute funding and scientific expertise in support of their goals for change.

More about our work in Africa

Regional offices

We work across Africa from our regional headquarters in Johannesburg and our offices in Abuja and Addis Ababa.

Our story

Learn about the origins of the foundation and the values that drive our work.

Ideas

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