In 2013 TropMed Pharma Consulting were asked to study and report on the totality of the contributions made by the Private Sector to the work of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the period 2011-2013. This piece of work looked at all types of contribution, not just cash donations to the Global Fund. A key finding was the significant contribution made by the Private Sector through research and development into new interventions (drugs, diagnostics, vector control, etc.), which dwarfs all the other contributions made.