We work across a range of health and development issue areas.

We see healthy people and a healthy planet at the center of all of these issues, and we recognize the interconnectivity across sectors.

We aim to identify solutions that are holistic, integrated, and cross-cutting, providing opportunities for learning across sectors, identifying new approaches to tackle seemingly intractable problems, and creating sustainable partnerships.

Over the years we have deepened our knowledge in several areas, offering an understanding of the landscape and key elements driving change, both in the U.S. and globally.

Over the years we have deepened our knowledge in several areas, offering an understanding of the landscape and key elements driving change, both in the U.S. and globally. 

Agriculture  and Nutrition

Our deep understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of global agriculture development and nutrition drives our advocacy and policy approach. Our global expertise includes researching and analyzing political, donor and policy landscapes, designing and evaluating advocacy strategies, developing accountability frameworks to track impact, and leading on stakeholder engagement and programmatic execution. In the U.S., we have supported local food advocacy initiatives to strengthen farms and raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition.

Women, Children, and Adolescents

The Sustainable Development Goals offer a framework for a more holistic and systems-focused approach to health. Our work includes knowledge and expertise across the full continuum of care including sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR); maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); adolescents and youth; empowerment of women and girls; and vaccine delivery. GHV has applied its rigorous systems-focused approach to global challenges and opportunities including polio transition, Gavi transition, and the launch of the Global Financing Facility.

Non-Communicable  Diseases

The rapidly growing burden of NCDs is transforming the landscape of health in low and middle-income countries. Our work is focused on supporting expanded, equitable access to services, treatment, resources, and innovative technologies.  We work to ensure that policies, commitments, and partnerships are in place for donors, nations, and health systems to respond effectively to the growing needs.

Communicable Diseases

HIV, TB, and Malaria continue to present new challenges and new opportunities to ensure individuals, families, and communities have access to a functioning health system as well as interventions that prevent these diseases.  We work with policy and programmatic partners at the global and regional levels, promoting accountability and coordinating efforts to overcome the technical challenges that emerge in countries targeting these diseases.

Quality and Affordable  Healthcare

Strong health indicators and outcomes cannot be achieved without strong health systems and GHV is proud to work closely with global partners to ensure access to quality health care.  Our global expertise includes work on primary health care, frontline health workers, and health systems strengthening. Our U.S. focused work includes targeted advocacy for universal and single-payer health care.

Environment and  Climate Change

Protecting the environment and mitigating climate change represent two of the largest challenges of our time and many of the health issues we work on either directly impact or are directly impacted by these issues.  We not only work on exceptional projects with key partners working in this space, but also act as a liaison to the global health world, identifying opportunities for cross-learning and cross-working.

Gender &  Democracy

Healthy democratic societies must be rooted in the equal political participation of women. As drivers of progress, girls and women have the right to engage in decision-making processes that affect their health, livelihoods, and wellbeing. At GHV, we actively work to increase the number of women engaged in the political process. We identify social and structural norms that keep women from engaging, shine light on challenges that women face and identify opportunities to address these obstacles, encourage women to engage in existing political parties, and empower women to run for office as a means to effect change.