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Bridges to Development

In 2020, GLIDE and Bridges to Development established a partnership focused on two strategic areas in support of the organisations’ respective missions. From this work, a set of opportunities were identified to accelerate progress and overcome barriers to disease elimination and eradication programs. GLIDE and Bridges to Development identified two discrete areas of partnership with the highest potential for impact for continued collaboration.

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Integrated approaches to cross-disease elimination

Together, GLIDE and Bridges to Development are advancing integrated approaches to cross-disease elimination. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for greater programmatic efficiency, as well as better utilisation of resources, both financial and technical.

Investigating the success of certain approaches

This work with Bridges to Development is investigating where integration approaches have been more or less successful to better determine approaches for when, what and how to approach integration — and to understand when not to. The work will further develop and field-test an integration framework and will seek to leverage opportunities for knowledge-sharing, joint representation, and advocacy efforts.