Contributions and Publications


  • The FXB Foundation made a donation of 400 books originating from the du Boisrouvray family libraries to the Lebanese Red Cross in Beirut for the young rescuers during the war
  • The FXB Foundation donated two planes, a Cessna 402 C and a Cessna 182 Q, to AMREF (African Medical Research Foundation). The planes are used during emergency evacuations, to fly for various humanitarian organisations active in Kenya and Somalia, visiting isolated areas and carrying out vaccination programs
  • The FXB Foundation donated a fire engine to a group of young firefighters, childhood friends of François-Xavier, from Levis-Saint-Nom, near Paris (France)


  • Publication by the Global AIDS Policy Coalition (GAPC) of “AIDS in the World I” and “AIDS in the World II”
  • Publication of FXB Orphan Alert 1 : International Perspectives on Children Left Behind by HIV/AIDS. FXB has developed this volume to serve as a resource for a broad range of readers interested in orphan issues. Orphan Alert is intended to be accessible and useful both for those who are already deeply involved in efforts to assist orphans and for those who are just beginning to learn about the orphan crisis
  • Publication of Orphan Alert 2 : children of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: The Challenge for India : India currently faces a rapidly increasing HIV/AIDS pandemic that could devastate communities, as well as the entire national economy, in the same way that it has done across sub-Saharan Africa, if not brought under control
  • Publication of AIDS in the Twenty-First Century, by Tony Barnett and Alan Whiteside, published by Palgrave and funded by the FXB Foundation. This groundbreaking study claims that it is vital to consider the disease in its totality.
  • Launch in 2006 of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS – JLICA – in partnership with Harvard, of which FXB is one of the founding members. The JLICA is an independent alliance of researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, activists and people living with HIV. It is dedicated to improving the well-being of children affected by HIV/AIDS. The alliance appeals in favor of the reorientation of politics in the countries strongly affected by the AIDS pandemic. In February 2009, JLICA’s final report was published: “Disturbing Truths: Children, AIDS and Poverty.”
  • In 2011, a report entitled “Removing “Unfreedoms”, Decreasing Vulnerability in Economic and Food Security: Year 1 Results of the FXB-Village Model in Rwanda and Uganda” was published by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights of the University of Harvard and FXB International. This report demonstrates that the holistic approach in terms of support and access to fundamental basic needs and training in financial management leads to an increase in food security, property economics and education among FXB Village beneficiaries after one year only.
  • In 2012, the new book published by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights of the University of Harvard – entitled “Cost of Inaction” – is a study written among others by Professor Sudhir Anand and prefaced by Professor Amartya Sen. This study analyses the range of social and economic costs that arise when governments or institutions do not respond adequately to the needs and challenges faced by children across the world. It takes a close look at a FXB Village program in Rwanda as a basis for its analysis.