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Devex Examines Challenges To, Strategies For Effective Health Markets

Devex: Taking the pulse of health markets: Challenges and strategies “…In this article, Devex explores what makes an effective health market, some of the challenges blocking market access in developing countries, and strategies that stakeholders can use to remove key barriers — from forming innovative partnerships, to developing markets, to…

GSK Proposes Creating Unit Dedicated To Vaccine Development For Disease Outbreaks

Bloomberg News: Glaxo Proposes Biopreparedness Unit for Outbreaks Like Zika “As the Zika virus spreads and concern grows about the world’s preparedness for outbreaks, GlaxoSmithKline is proposing the creation of a unit dedicated to developing vaccines for diseases in markets offering little potential profit. The London-based company is ready to…

U.S. Should Develop Strategy To Guide Biological Technology Research Efforts

Foreign Policy: Zika Is Just the First Front in the 21st-Century Biowar James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University “…The United States needs to continue its research efforts [in biological technology], but, equally important, it needs to develop a coherent and cohesive biological…

Initiative Of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program Brings Diverse Thinking Into Field

Huffington Post: Global Health Corporate Champions In Ghana — An Emerging Market Bootcamp Amanda MacArthur, chief program officer at PYXERA Global “…The learning that comes out of [initiatives like USAID’s Global Health Corporate Champions] is not one-sided, nor is it limited to nonprofits. Applying professional skills in a cross-sector, emerging…

Collaboration Among Public, Private, Non-Profit Partners Vital To Achieving SDGs

Inter Press Service: Kenya’s Health Sector Challenges Present the Ideal Setting for Creating Shared Value Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Amit Thakker, chair of the Kenya Healthcare Federation “…There has never been a better time for partnerships that harness the power of business to drive prosperity by tackling…

Rwanda, Zipline Robotics Company To Test Drones For Health Supply Delivery

The Guardian: From killing machines to agents of hope: the future of drones in Africa “Some are killing machines. Others are pesky passions of the weekend hobbyist. As such, drones have not always been welcomed in our skies. Across Africa, however, projects are being launched that could revolutionize medical supply…

International Community Should Pool Resources To Address Threats Of Antibiotic Resistance, Infectious Diseases

Project Syndicate: The Global Security Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance Tadataka Yamada, venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners “…The global threat of emerging or resistant infections must be viewed first and foremost in [the context of investing in national defense and security], with all countries committed to providing financing, intellectual capital,…

Private Donations For Zika Response Not Forthcoming, U.S. News Reports

U.S. News & World Report: Where Are the Private Donations for Zika? “When Ebola was drawing international headlines and alarming global health officials, several of the most famous U.S. billionaires came forward to offer financial support. … But that same outpouring of cash isn’t happening with Zika…” (Leonard, 7/25).

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