Commitment to Action

Barclays GSK Partnership: Together for Africa

Commitment by

Barclays plc

In 2013, Barclays, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), committed to establishing a partnership to jointly address financial barriers and economic inefficiencies in health systems across Africa, beginning with a program in the Eastern region of Zambia. The partnership also seeks to inform how best to design and deliver shared value Business to Business private sector partnerships and solutions for addressing systemic social issues in Africa. The Partnership will invest $11 million over three years to build a cost effective private sector medicine supply chain in rural areas, establish small enterprise health outlets in rural areas, test an affordable micro health insurance product, and embed healthcare education in existing community finance networks, with the ultimate goal of increasing access to affordable healthcare and medicines for 1 million people in Zambia, while fostering sustainable commercial growth and improved economic and social welfare.

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Commitment

Barclays GSK Partnership: Together for Africa

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$8,500,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ZAMBIA

Commitment by

Barclays plc

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Care International, GlaxoSmithKline PLC