What We Do


The Challenge

Every year, millions of people around the world die needlessly from preventable disease because they lack access to quality primary health care. Frontline health workers and health care systems are stretched beyond their capacity. Building strong, community-driven health systems – with thriving frontline health workers at their heart – is the only effective and sustainable solution.

400 million people lack access to essential quality health care
National health systems are overstretched and fragmented
Frontline health workers are under resourced and burned out
Our Solution

TIP Global Health is a leading authority in developing lasting solutions on the frontlines of health. TIP’s transformative approach to collaborating with frontline health workers, early alignment of this work with government priorities, and rigorous data-gathering, enables the scale-up of highly-effective solutions to extend access to life-saving quality care.


TIP empowers frontline health workers to take the lead in creating lasting solutions, and we work to strengthen their capacity, resilience, and hopefulness.


TIP aligns with government partners and priorities early on for ease of scale-up.


TIP’s local on-the-ground expertise and community-driven solutions are key to lasting improvements and quality of care.


TIP’s rigorous data-gathering and impact reporting combined with a strong commitment to the participation of frontline health workers and the community leads to highly-effective and enduring health outcomes.

Our Approach

TIP promotes local innovation at the frontlines of primary health care while strengthening national systems to achieve collective health goals.

Listen to Community Stakeholders

Create a 360 degree view of the community’s primary health goals.

Learn About the Existing & External Pressures

Research Ministry of Health protocols, how protocols are implemented, and where gaps exist.

Integrate & Co-Design

Create a common road map for reaching the community’s health goals within the context of the current system and expectations.

Strengthen System & Skill Sets

Provide needed skills and demonstrate how these skills will support the ability to achieve health goals.

Utilize Data to Inspire and Improve

Choose indicators that stakeholders value, satisfy upstream reporting requirements, and illustrate the capacity to bring about change.

Sustain Impact

Integrate plans for sustainability by improving efficiency, accessing existing resources, identifying revenue streams, and supporting cross-sector collaboration.

Explore TIP’s Featured Focus Areas

TIP addresses the challenges of community health care by developing highly-effective and self-sustaining community-driven solutions that fall into the following Focus Areas:

Our Impact
The TIP Global Health approach delivers lasting, positive change. The impact of our community-driven solutions prove it!
Key Impact Numbers

67% Decrease

in Underweight Malnutrition



in the 5 Pillars of

Quality Care


Cases of HIV Transmission from Mother to Child

since 2016


TIP-Trained frontline health workers, serving a population

of 450,000

TIP’s Resource Hub
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