R4D Managing Director Kanika Bahl traveled to Geneva to present R4D’s long-lasting insecticide treated bed net (LLIN) market recommendations to the Global Fund Market Dynamics Advisory Group (MDAG).
The recommendations were unanimously accepted by the MDAG, and will underpin a strategy that will allow the Global Fund to save hundreds of millions in the LLIN marketplace while fostering improved bed net innovation and performance.
The Global Fund buys roughly 50 percent of all nets purchased globally and as such has critical impact on the global market place. The Secretariat leadership has now begun engaging with R4D to plan for concrete implementation of these recommendations.
The LLIN work builds on the Market-shaping strategy R4D developed with the Global Fund in 2011 to save over $500M on HIV/AIDS drug purchasing.
To learn more, visit the LLIN project page on the R4D website.
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