Our Collective Approach

Harnessing the Power of the Collective

The Collective MindS  Climate X Health Council at the 77Th World health Assembly in Geneva, 2024.
The Collective MindS Climate X Health Council at the 77Th World health Assembly in Geneva, 2024.

Our “Think & Do Tank” Philosophy

To achieve our mission of strengthening health resilience and improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world, Foundation S operates as a “Think & Do Tank.” By working with global thought-leaders and experts, we create a collaborative platform that aims to identify cutting-edge ideas and solutions to address some of the greatest challenges in global health. 

 As a “Do Tank,” we then work with partners from around the world to translate our ideas and solutions into action through funding, advocacy, impact initiatives, and volunteering. 

The Collective MindS Climate x Health Council

Through our think tank, “The Collective MindS,” we convene world-leading experts from industry, academia, civil society, philanthropy and government who are committed to improving global health through collective action. Each year, The Collective MindS prioritizes a specific global challenge and comes together to identify innovative solutions that serve public health and directly respond to the needs of vulnerable populations. 

Climate change is the most significant global public health emergency of our time, so in 2023 this became the priority issue for The Collective MindS and alongside the Africa-Europe Foundation, we convened The Collective MindS Climate x Health Council

The Council published the “Time to Adapt Action Report” on the side-lines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (78UNGA) which focused on the urgent need to support and finance community led health adaptation solutions in climate vulnerable countries. 

In 2024, The Collective MindS Climate x Health Council will focus specifically on the implementation of the Guiding Principles for Financing Climate & Health Solutions and will work to identify mechanisms that ensure funding for climate adaptation reaches communities most at risk and in need.  

H.E. Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck

Former Minister of State, Senegal, and Head Galien Forum Africa 

My Child Matters Experts Committee Members

Our Childhood Cancer Expert Committee is a diverse, high-level international expert committee comprising of pediatric oncologists, nurses, family members, and global health specialists. 

The Committee advises the strategy of the MCM program and is involved throughout its annual grants program - from reviewing applications to the selection process and offering mentorship and support to our grantees.

Professor Eric Bouffet

Chair, Professor of Paediatrics, Garron Family Chair in Childhood Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada.

Humanitarian Aid and Medicine Donations: A Collective Effort

Collaboration is key to broadening Foundation S' reach and enhancing the effectiveness of aid efforts. That’s why we are working with a vast network of colleagues & partners, including the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), Tulipe, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Direct Relief, Anera, Ordre de Malte, Friends for Health, Helping Hands Korea, HelpUkraine, AiFD20, and various ministries of health and development agencies across the globe. 

Foundation S and DNDI Against Sleeping Sickness

By working in partnership with the World Health Organization and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), we have made tremendous progress in improving treatment outcomes and simplifying treatment delivery. This partnership and our donation of treatments reflects our mission to provide innovative therapies to patients, no matter where they live. We are working towards eliminating sleeping sickness in humans by 2030.