Our Collaborations

Bridges works with diverse partners who share our commitment to equitable, sustainable development and taking innovative approaches for better education and health to scale. Partners include (in alphabetical order):

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Geneva Learning Foundation
  • Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
  • ISGlobal
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Maryhill and Rushanje Girls’ Schools, Uganda
  • Mectizan Donation Program
  • Medicines Development for Global Health
  • Sightsavers
  • Task Force for Global Health
  • Tupigachi Rural Municipality, Ecuador
  • The World Health Organization

Example Projects

Our collaborations reflect the importance we place on sharing insights across disciplines and areas of expertise:

  • Innovation: Aligning product development to country needs

    2018 to present

    Bridges has teamed up with Mundo Sano, a family foundation whose mission is to transform the lives of people affected by neglected diseases.

    Specifically, our focus is the design and execution of strategic plans to develop and scale-up innovative medicines tailored specifically to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations around the world to sustainably prevent and treat soil-transmitted helminths.

    Read more about Mundo Sano.

  • Partnerships: Evolving the Uniting to Combat (UTC) Neglected Tropical Diseases partnership to achieve shared impact

    2018 to present

    Bridges US Managing Partner has chaired the governing body overseeing progress to prevent NTDs since 2012 and is facilitating the partnership’s transition to a new model supporting the implementation of the ambitious WHO 2030 NTD Roadmap.

    Read more about the UTC Partnership

  • Problem Solving: Advancing solutions to improve immunization coverage


    Bridges collaborated with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify priority actions to address root causes impeding vaccine coverage for young children between 9-24 months.

    The work highlighted practical means to coordinate across disease areas and address the systemic organizational, supply, policy, and technical issues that limit progress.

    Read more about the immunization work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Social Investments: Improving education by investing in communities

    2018 to present

    A set of private donors engaged with Bridges to develop and evaluate 2.5 year community-led “Twinning” school partnerships in Uganda and Ecuador where relatively better resourced schools are working directly with nearby schools to improve education for students in the community.

    Read more about the Maryhill High School in Uganda