Global Health Non-Profit Partner in Technical Assistance
RTI International, Global Health Technology http://www.rti.org | Global Health Technologies
RTI International (RTI) is ideally suited to provide global health business and technical assistance to portfolio companies of the Commons Global Health Fund. For more than 30 years, RTI has provided technology assessment and commercialization services for government and industry, engaged in pharmaceutical and medical device research and development, assessed the health impact of new interventions, and strengthen healthcare systems in the developing work through policy analysis and capacity building. They have contracted with USAID, the Global Fund, UNICEF, NIH, and other organizations to provide research and technical assistance in global health.
The Global Health Technologies (GHT) team, headed by Doris Rouse, works with multidisciplinary teams across RTI International to provide technical assistance to three product development public private partnerships (PPPs) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, the International Partnership for Microbicides, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. As part of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease's Tuberculosis Drug Development Program, the GHT team is actively facilitating partnerships between biotechnology companies, research labs, foundations, and international organizations to cooperatively develop, test, and introduce new TB therapies.
RTI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the human condition through innovative research and effective technical assistance. Established in 1958, RTI is the second largest nonprofit research organization in the United States. RTI has corporate offices in El Salvador, Indonesia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom; eight regional offices in the United States; and a subsidiary in Poland. The organization maintains project offices in 17 additional countries and has a staff of over 2,600 worldwide. Their international work is concentrated in health; health systems and policy; monitoring and evaluation; public finance and economic growth; information and communication technology; environmental management; democratic governance; and conflict management, mitigation, and reconstruction.