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Preventive Malaria Treatment Helps Protect Many Children In Sahel Region, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs work “like magic” against malaria in Africa’s Sahel, experts say “When health workers ordered malaria drugs last year to protect millions of children in Africa’s Sahel region from the deadly disease, the only company making them could not deliver enough. … Although the project organizers could…

India Should Reject Western Influences Urging Modifications To Its Drug Patent Laws

The Hill: Doctors Without Borders to India: Protect the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’ Judit Rius Sanjuan, U.S. manager and legal policy adviser for the Access Campaign at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) “…In recent years, MSF has grown increasingly alarmed with the escalating efforts of U.S. industry groups, … which…

Public, Private Collective Engagement Critical To Responding To Global Health Emergencies

Huffington Post: The time is now: How we can work together to address the Global Health Security Agenda David Barash, executive director of the Global Health Portfolio and chief medical officer for the GE Foundation “…To respond to any global emergency, whether it be nature-wrought or vector-borne, preparedness, engagement of…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Funding For, Private Investment In SDGs

The Guardian: The missing development trillions: how you would fund the SDGs Rachel Banning-Lover and Guardian readers “More than 50 people shared their ideas on where the sector will find over $3tn a year to fund the Sustainable Development Goals. Here’s a selection of our favorites..” (6/3). Project Syndicate: Spurring…

Botswana To Purchase ViiV Healthcare HIV Medicine In Largest-Ever African Transaction

Financial Times: GSK’s HIV unit secures biggest ever tender in sub-Saharan Africa “GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV drugs business, ViiV Healthcare, has secured its biggest ever tender in sub-Saharan Africa that will see its dolutegravir treatment made available to people living with the virus through a national health program for the first time…”…

Public Policy, Medical Innovations Needed To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Bloomberg: Fight to Save Antibiotics Editorial Board “For once, the headlines about the latest health scare are not hyperbole: The end of the Antibiotics Era may be nigh. Staving it off will require fast and creative thinking not only in medical science, but also in public policy. … Ideally, medical…

Partnerships, Coordinated Approach To Health Care Critical To NCD Control, Prevention

Forbes: A WHO-Led Effort Is Needed To Fight Diseases Suresh Kumar, executive vice president of external affairs at Sanofi “…[Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)] are growing more common, because too many countries — even rich ones like the United States — face difficulties expanding access to treatments or educating patients and health…

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