Changing the way the world treats the poor and the sick
Our challenge is simple. Bring the technology, medical science, and insight of the developed world to the poorest, sickest children in the developing world. At OneWorld Health we work to bridge the gap between these worlds by developing safe, effective, affordable new medicines for infectious diseases, such as diarrheal diseases, malaria, kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis), and hookworm (soil-transmitted helminthes). To ensure we can reach out to the sick, we work to address issues related to access to medicines and global health advocacy.
Today vast disparities of wealth and opportunity divide us. Perhaps nowhere is that disparity wider and more shocking than health care. Infectious diseases that have been banished from wealthier nations continue to kill millions among the poorest people on the planet. What's even worse, these are illnesses that can easily be prevented with a vaccine or a safe drug.
At OneWorld Health we believe wonders and promise of modern medicine must reach everyone, not just a privileged few. Those of us with the ability to provide life-saving vaccines and medications to the world's least fortunate—and to conduct research and develop new medicines—can and should do much more.