Our Supporters

The Commission is grateful for seed-funding support from the Wellcome Trust, the Ford Foundation, and the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health. 

To fulfil its ambitious aims the Commission is seeking funding partnerships over the coming years across its body of work. By supporting the work of the Commission, funders will be contributing to the development of a long-awaited roadmap that will shape the present and future global agenda on gender and global health. To find out more about funding partnerships please contact


Our Partners

The Lancet

The Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health is a partnership with The Lancet. Founded in 1823, the Lancet family of world-class journals is committed to improving lives through medical research. With offices in London, New York, and Beijing, The Lancet publishes a weekly journal and monthly specialty journals, featuring some of the best science from the best scientists worldwide and providing an unparalleled global reach and impact on health.


The United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur, builds global health knowledge and decision-making capacity and advances evidence-based policy on key health issues of sustainable development, peace, and global security.  Its research agenda responds to the evidence needs of the COVID-19 pandemic, analysing the impact of both the disease and policy interventions. The Institute’s programming at the nexus of gender and global health supports the United Nations system, Member States, and civil society organisations, particularly in the Global South. UNU-IIGH’s work is grouped in three pillars: (i) a think tank convening critical dialogues that support the translation and dissemination of global guidance for country-level decision makers; (ii) a platform for the review of evidence and generation of policy-relevant analysis on impact of gender mainstreaming on health systems, interventions, and outcomes; and (iii) a hub for South-South capacity development of local decision-makers and stakeholders to engage effectively with global health challenges.

The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health

The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, based in the Institute of Global Health, is a multidisciplinary team committed to mobilising dialogue and inciting change around gender and global health. The Centre brings together academics and advocates to better understand the complex relationship between health and gender. We work with partners across the world – at local, national and global levels – to ensure that the health system takes gender into account to improve health and wellbeing for everyone.