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Information technology can significantly advance the delivery of healthcare in developing countries, addressing problems such as the high risk of maternal death across Africa and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Our partnerships directly support organizations working to improve health outcomes in underserved communities through the innovative use of health information.

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Epicentre/Doctors without Borders

We support Doctors without Borders (MSF) – a leading international organization delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care – and their training and research partner Epicentre with capacity building at their Niger Research Center, aiding African-driven research to improve medical practice, in Niger and within MSF.

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Amref Innovate for Life

Supporting African entrepreneurs to develop home-grown innovations for health: this is the goal of Innovate for Life, an initiative launched by Amref Health Africa. The Elsevier Foundation is proud to support Amref’s goal to help early-stage entrepreneurs in developing novel technological solutions. The Fund aims to bridge the gap between African entrepreneurs and international investors by offering deep subject matter knowledge, strong networks and access to funding.

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Amref Leap app

Leap is a mobile learning solution for training health care workers. Leap employs an appropriate mobile learning approach to train and empower health workers using their mobile devices operating from any phone enabling the health workers to learn at their own pace and with their own mobile devices while in the community, providing for both the interpersonal and community aspects of learning.

Latino Diabetes Community Scientists

Type 2 Diabetes disproportionally affects Hispanics, but they have limited access to care and are only 1% of clinical trial participants. The goal of the partnership is to create the first Hispanic/Latina Community Scientists and train them with wearable tech and clinical research to reduce health literacy barriers with Latino adults with or at risk of T2D.

NLN/Elsevier HBCU Innovation in Technology Excellence program

There is a need for faculty development directed to teaching in this technological age to improve patient care outcomes. This National League for Nursing program will use innovations in simulation and technology to drive teaching excellence – developing online, virtual products to both enhance faculty skills and expertise and meet the needs of learners.

The Implementation Science Fellowship Program

Patients with diseases that disproportionately affecting minority populations are slower to benefit from new findings, because less than 8% of the scientific community is composed of underrepresented minorities. NCCU‘s JL Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute’s Implementation Science Fellowship Program, will work in that sense on the facilitating the rapid adoption of evidence-based interventions to address health disparities in diverse communities.


Millennial Sister Circle

Black Women’s Health Alliance’s (BWHA) mission is to improve health care outcomes and reduce health disparities for African American and other minority women and families in Philadelphia through advocacy, education, research and support services. Building off of the success of the Prime-Time Sister Circle Curriculum, the Millennial Sister Circle program will seek to increase knowledge and improve attitudes and behaviors, empowering young African American women to take charge of their health outcomes and reduce their emotional and physical health disparities.


For its 15th anniversary, the Elsevier Foundation has added Race & Ethnicity partnerships to support STEM diversity and combat health disparities Supporting Black girls in technology. Awarding Green & Sustainable Chemistry prizes Helping develop nursing apps in East Africa. Hosting […]

Inequities in academic research are manifested in many different ways: from the low proportion of women who are tenured professors, to the extremely low rates of grants awarded to researchers who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in […]

2020 has witnessed significant challenges for the non-profit sector, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that has stroke at the beginning of the year, continuing to pose significant threats for people worldwide. We have conducted a survey to gain a better understanding […]

In October we held our annual interim Board Meeting. Two of our Inclusive Health partners, the National League for Nursing and the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, provided an update on their projects that support innovations in the health sector. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute: […]

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For over 15 years, we have worked closely with partners, and are committed to supporting underserved communities around the world for better health outcomes and a more sustainable research ecosystem.

What do we really need to do to achieve the UN SDGs by 2030? Elsevier’s new report on the progress of sustainability science – The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs – offers unique insights and initiatives, many developed with partners, to […]

Elsevier’s analysis reveals gaps and strengths to support the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Five years ago, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set an ambitious 2030 target to achieve a sustainable and equitable future for our planet. 2020 marks five years […]


Inspired by the late June Almeida, who discovered the first human coronavirus, Elsevier Chairman YS Chi addresses the global Gender Summit Editor’s note: This article is based on Youngsuk “YS” Chi’s keynote presentation, which he gave virtually for the 19th Gender Summit. […]

At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we all strive to adapt to our very changed world in the age of COVID-19, the Elsevier Foundation’s mission to advance […]

Meningitis, malaria and malnutrition are the biggest health challenges for the Sahel region – a geographical area just below the Sahara desert that encompasses portions of 10 African countries. In January, the Epicentre Medical Day in Niamey, Niger, brought together researchers, public health experts […]