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Cooperation, Partnership Essential To Achieving Post-2015 Goals

José Cuesta, a development economist with the World Bank, writes in the agency’s blog about the post-2015 development goals. “The World Bank Group has explicitly stated that our new goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity cannot be achieved without institutions, structures, and processes that empower local communities,…

Public Health Advocates Seek Lower Prices For Hepatitis C Treatments

Nature: Hepatitis C drugs not reaching poor “…Three decades after wrestling to lower the cost of AIDS drugs (prices fell from about US$10,000 per patient per year in the 1990s to less than $100 in the mid-2000s), [public health researchers] are once again asking how expensive life-saving medicines can be…

Campaigners Remain Skeptical Over Nestlé’s Infant Formula Marketing Policy

The Guardian: Campaigners remain unpersuaded by Nestlé’s baby milk marketing policy Oliver Balch, freelance writer specializing in the role of business in society “… The Swiss firm [Nestlé] certainly espouses the ‘numerous benefits’ of breast milk and provide tips on breastfeeding. Yet its official infant formula policy falls short of…

Innovative Partnerships Will Help End Extreme Poverty

Devex: Ending extreme poverty with a new model of development Rajiv Shah, USAID administrator “…For the first time in history, we stand within reach of a world that was simply once unimaginable: a world without extreme poverty. … The Busan High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness has built a strong foundation…

Public-Private Partnerships Benefit Global Health, GAVI CEO Writes

In a post featured on PSI’s “Impact” blog, GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley writes about the benefits of public-private partnerships in global health. “…One example of this public-private partnership model is my organization, the GAVI Alliance, whose mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access…

Private Sector Must Play Role In Maternal, Child Health Initiatives, Canadian Minister Says

Canadian Press/CBC News: Private sector a key partner in Harper maternal health initiative: Paradis “Canada must have help from private-sector companies to meet its key development goal of reducing infant mortality and improving the health of young mothers in poor countries, says the country’s aid minister. Tying Canada’s overseas development…

Some Countries Win Lower Pricing For Hepatitis C Treatment; Pharma Defends High Cost

News outlets report on developments surrounding the pricing of Gilead’s hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi. Bloomberg News: Developing Countries Pay 1% of U.S. Price for Gilead’s Sovaldi “Developing countries such as Egypt, India, and Brazil won discounts to pay one percent of the $84,000 price Gilead Sciences Inc. is charging U.S.…

E.U. Supports Private Sector Involvement In Africa

Devex: Private sector must be our partner in Africa — Piebalgs “The European Union acknowledges that the overall goal of providing electricity to over two million people in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be met by the bloc on its own, without help from the private sector. ‘The private sector… needs to…

Three Recommendations For Improving Provision Of Health Care In Africa

Huffington Post: Three Recommendations to Foster Development in Africa’s Health Markets James Bernstein, co-founder, chair, and CEO of Eniware LLC, and Aline Wachner, PhD candidate at the International Research Network on Social and Economic Empowerment at Zeppelin University, Germany “First, we all need to transcend our conceptual hesitations and start…

‘Women In The World Summit’ Addresses Maternal Health, Women’s Voices

News outlets report from the “Women in the World Summit,” which took place in New York last week. Daily Beast: Fighting Maternal Mortality The article discusses the “Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Maternal Mortality” panel, sponsored by Merck, that took place at the “Women in the World Summit” Friday in…