The ASCENT project is made possible thanks to Unitaid funding and support. Unitaid finds new ways to prevent, treat and diagnose HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria more quickly, more cheaply and more effectively. It identifies innovative health solutions that show promise and invests in them to establish their viability so that partner organisations can then make them widely available.

Unitaid addresses innovation barriers by supporting an integrated approach to health, accelerating the development and market introduction of better health products and by influencing the dynamics of the innovation landscape to benefit people in low resource settings.