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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…

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…

Corporate Volunteers Work With Local Communities To Build Stronger Health Systems

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Corporate Volunteers Can Create a Ripple Effect for Global Health Carol Cissé, a program officer at IntraHealth International, and Suzie Roy, a Pfizer global health fellow at Pfizer Canada, discuss a joint program that sends Pfizer fellows to “work on specific short-term assignments with international development organizations.…

USAID To Work More With Business Community

Devex: How USAID’s approach to partnerships is evolving “The U.S. Agency for International Development has been pushing cross-sectoral partnerships for years. Now, with the creation of the U.S. Global Development Lab, the agency has a new platform and more holistic approach to working with partners. In a recent conversation with…

Clinical Trials Partnership Will Impact Lives In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: EDCTP2: What it means for European support for global health R&D In a guest post, Renate Baehr — executive director of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung — “writes about the next rendition of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and how its expansion will…

Research Institutions Seek Innovative Funding Sources, Partnerships

Devex: Institutions lean on creative financing, partnerships to further disease research “In a time when funding is harder to secure — especially for what are neglected diseases that disproportionately affect those in developing countries — the research institutions working on solutions are finding creative ways to finance progress…” (Saldinger, 5/30).

U.N. Women Forms Private Sector Advisory Council

News outlets report on U.N. Women’s work with the private sector to address women’s and girls’ issues. Devex: U.N. Women launches private sector advisory council “U.N. Women is tapping private sector leaders to advise the agency and provide expertise to better tackle challenges facing women and girls. This week U.N.…

Development Challenges Could Be Reframed As Investment Opportunities

Huffington Post: International Development Is Changing and So Is What Makes Good Business Gib Bulloch, founder and managing director of Accenture Development Partnerships “…When Accenture and the U.N. Global Compact studied the views of 1,000 top CEOs last year, 78 percent of them told us that partnerships across sectors would…

Achieving SDGs Requires Private Sector Involvement

Foreign Policy: Make Money, End Poverty Johan Bergenas, deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center “…[U]nless governments strategically leverage the private sector, the simple fact is that the world likely will not achieve the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the goal of eradicating extreme…