Key Focus Area

Public Health

The Opportunity

While millions of lives have been saved over the last decade through the coordinated efforts of the international community, the scourges of infections diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria remain as threats to public health, particularly in Africa. And the burden of noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes continues to grow, especially in developing countries. The world is at a critical stage – it is necessary to accelerate efforts to combat these diseases before they find new forms that are even more complex and expensive to defeat.

The Parker Foundation is dedicated to funding research, science and technology to prevent the global spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria, and to find ways of halting the spread of all types of disease.

Who We Work With


UCSF Global Health Sciences

The Global Health Group works with researchers, policymakers and implementers to better understand and address health challenges and tackle neglected global public health priorities.

charity: water

charity: water brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. charity: water employs a 100% model where all donations go directly to fund water projects in the field.

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