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Partnerships Critical For Delivering Digital Payments To HCWs In Emergency Response Situations

Devex: The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s minister of finance and economic development “…Building partnerships with the private sector and development organizations is key for us to succeed [in delivering digital payments to health care workers (HCWs) in emergency response situations]. … It is…

Private Sector Can Improve Efforts To Promote Gender Equality, Women’s Health

Devex: 4 ways for the private sector to support women’s health Carolyn Rodehau, technical deputy for reproductive health workplace programs at Meridian Group International, Inc. and associate on the Evidence Project at Population Council “… In their supply chains in low- and middle-income countries, companies can be far more proactive…

International Community Should Reform Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Devex: The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to enact reform and deliver better, evidence-based aid David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…We need a change of approach [for humanitarian aid], not just a change of policy. Better aid means moving from being a sector to…

Political Leadership Needed To Address Drug Resistance, The Economist Reports

The Economist: When the drugs don’t work “…Resistance to antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics and antimalarials, is caused by the survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, fit microbes mean unfit human beings. … Combining policies to accomplish many things at once demands political leadership, but recent global campaigns against HIV/AIDS and…

Drug Companies Should Be Incentivized To Develop New Antibiotics

Financial Times: Pull together to prevent a superbug apocalypse Editorial Board “…Although [the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance] is full of excellent proposals, early comments have targeted one of its most eye-catching and least well-thought-out ideas: a ‘play or pay’ scheme. Pharmaceutical companies would either pay a…

Fast Company Profiles Maverick Collective, Co-Founded By PSI Executive, Norway Princess

Fast Company: How A Princess And A CEO Are Applying The VC Model To Philanthropy “…[In 2011, Kate Roberts, a senior vice president with Population Services International (PSI), and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway] decided that if the current model for philanthropy wasn’t working to lift…

Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and…

Public, Private, Philanthropic Sectors Must Coordinate, Commit To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Philanthropists can’t eradicate global poverty, but we can make a start Jane Wales, vice president of the Aspen Institute and founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum “…When it comes to financing poverty eradication, the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are, by necessity, as much of a clarion call as…

Gates Foundation Awards $38M To Takeda Pharmaceuticals To Develop Low-Cost Polio Vaccine

Reuters: Gates Foundation backs Takeda polio vaccine with $38 million grant “Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceuticals is to get $38 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a crucial, low-cost polio vaccine for use in developing countries. … Chris Elias, the Gates Foundation’s head of global development, said the…

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