FIND is a not-for-profit foundation, recognized by the Swiss government as an ‘other international organization’. FIND’s headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and there are country offices in South Africa, Uganda, India and Vietnam. The organization is run by a team of full-time staff, supported by external consultants.
FIND functions as a global health product development partnership, engaging in active collaboration with over 150 partners, including health ministries, bilateral and multilateral organizations, research and academic institutes, commercial partners, private-public partnerships, NGOs and over 80 clinical trial sites.
FIND’s work is guided by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the ultimate authority for approval of all FIND policies, organizational strategy and budget.
FIND staff and the Board of Directors are advised by a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprising senior scientists and experts in global health and diagnostics development. The SAC provides advice on science and technology, assists in developing strategy, supports the scientific management process of projects, and offers expertise on issues ranging from diagnostics development to licensing.
FIND receives its funding from more than a dozen donors, including bilateral and multilateral organizations as well as private foundations.
Product Development Partnerships
Only 10% of global health research is devoted to conditions that account for 90% of the global disease burden—a “fatal imbalance” often referred to as the 10/90 gap.
PDPs are nonprofit organizations that partner with researchers and developers and across the public and private sectors to design and introduce new and affordable tests, treatments and vaccines specifically for populations affected by poverty-related and neglected diseases.
By reducing the costs and the risks to industry and donors, PDPs are able to advance global health goals by accelerating the development of products that may not otherwise have been created.