Our Donors


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invests in OPTIMIZE through its support of a global consortium, led by Wits RHI, that includes ICAP at Columbia University‚ Mylan Laboratories‚ the University of Liverpool and the Medicines Patent Pool.  USAID is a key implementing agency of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and is responsible for over half of all PEPFAR programs with activities focused in 35 priority countries and regions, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.usaid.gov

Investigational product for ADVANCE is donated by Viiv Healthcare and Gilead Sciences.

Unitaid finds new and better ways to prevent, test and treat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria quickly and more affordably. It takes game-changing ideas and turns those into practical solutions that can help accelerate the end of the three diseases. Established in 2006 by Brazil, Chile, France, Norway and the United Kingdom, Unitaid plays an important part in the global effort to defeat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. For more information, please visit: www.unitaid.org
For further information please contact Celicia Serenata, OPTIMIZE Technical Lead, Wits RHI at CSerenata@wrhi.ac.za or +27 (11) 358-5697.