Our mission & values

Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

We do this by focusing on:

  • Better treatments: finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
  • Better care: transforming primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Healthier societies: harnessing the power of governments, markets and communities to improve population health

To maximise our research impact, we are driving:

Our values

  • Humanitarian commitment: spurs us to tackle the health issues affecting high-risk and disadvantaged people worldwide
  • Focus on excellence: ensures we will produce scientific evidence that is ethical and of the highest quality
  • Creativity: encourages us to challenge traditional thinking and provide an impetus for new and innovative solutions to the world's leading health problems
  • Integrity: underpins all our work and interactions, including our collaborations with partner organisations worldwide
  • 'Can do' approach: helps produce timely, effective action, even in the face of adversity or other barriers to implementation
  • Emphasis on impact: we ensure our work has real consequences for those who are most vulnerable to disease and injury