Our Story

Our Story

ACTION is a partnership of locally rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases.

The tuberculosis epidemic, low vaccination rates, and poor child nutrition disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable people. Affected and donor countries can end diseases of poverty and improve quality of life for all people if they step up funding and create more effective policies.

We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. Over the last six years alone, ACTION partners have helped bring $9.8 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; $5 billion for Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance, to support poor countries in immunizing half a billion children in 2015; and $3 billion for the long-neglected fight against undernutrition since 2013.


Our Approach

Partners develop and implement country-level plans that are coordinated and complemented by joint campaigns to contribute to our global agenda.

ACTION partners:

  • Develop long-term, trusted relationships with policymakers based on the credibility of our locally rooted independent organizations and model of effective civil society and citizen engagement.
  • Identify, train, support, amplify, and elevate policymaker, patient/survivor, celebrity, and citizen advocate champions, and connect them directly to meaningful opportunities to influence policy.
  • Through oversight and policy research, identify barriers or gaps in financing and delivery of key proven health solutions.
  • Engage media at all levels, including locally relevant small media markets that influence key policymakers.
  • With a seat at key tables where global health decisions are made, directly influence the global health agenda to respond to community needs.