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Global Access Initiative

The Global Access Initiative (GAI) — Innovation With a Humanitarian Purpose — Transforms HIV and Cervical Cancer Screening for Many Countries

The GAI is a partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and MedAccess. It provides access to testing for HIV, HCV, HBV, HPV and COVID-19 using our Panther® system. This testing is delivered with a cost-effective pricing structure and no requirement for capital expenditure.

The GAI brings a holistic model of pricing, training and service to a region in dire need of innovative solutions. Thanks to our ability to adapt and meet market needs, more people can be helped through advanced diagnostics screening and co-testing for cervical cancer, greatly improving the quality of life for those throughout Africa.

The Global Access Initiative began with two countries and has grown to a dozen participants. To date, it has saved $27 million in direct procurement for governments, donors and public entities.

Group photo at Hologic exhibit at the international AIDS conference.
Hologic’s Global Access Initiative team, shown here at an international AIDS conference, has provided millions of diagnostic tests across sub-Saharan Africa.
Map of South Africa divided in light blue, dark blue and purple sections.

Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Planned Additions:
Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Rwanda, Timor-Leste and Togo

Learn more about our revolutionary approach to diagnostic testing for resource-limited countries: