Finn Partners announced the formation of its Global Health Impact Group to address corporate and NGO client communication priorities in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Launched on Wednesday, the Global Health Impact Group will be led by Richard Hatzfeld, senior partner at the agency’s Washington, D.C. office. 

In addition to Hatzeld’s role as global lead, the group will be supported by Mark Chataway, a managing partner in the EMEA region, as well as Christopher Nial, a senior partner in the EMEA region.

The focus of the group will be to improve health outcomes as well as economic growth on the international stage by leveraging the 2023 MM+M Agency 100 honoree’s considerable resources and marketing capabilities.

A company press release stated that the group would initially focus on public policy and communications support for routine immunization and vaccine development. 

Working alongside the Finn Purpose and Social Impact Practice, this collective will also target issues surrounding access to water, sanitation, nutrition, health system infrastructure, climate change impact, pandemic preparedness as well as maternal and child health.

“Improving health is a gateway for growth and prosperity in the markets that will fuel the global economy in the coming decades,” Hatzfeld said in a statement. “As our clients explore opportunities to build their brands in emerging markets and demonstrate meaningful impact within a range of communities, they expect to see a mix of health expertise matched with deep media and partner connections. We can deliver this combination at a global scale, including almost every African nation.”

The launch of the Global Health Impact Group comes just over a year after the agency hired two leaders to bolster its global health practice.

Finn enjoyed a strong 2022 as revenue jumped 23% to $167 million, according to the MM+M Agency 100 revenue chart.

As part of its expansion, Finn picked up full-service comms shop SPAG, with five locations in Asia, as well as policy communications expert Hyderus, which bolstered its presence in the EMEA.

The news also came days after fitness training startup Humango hired Finn to assist with sponsorships, social media and content strategy.