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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…

Corporations Could Play Critical Role In Response To Zika, Other Infectious Diseases

Fortune: How Businesses Should Respond to the Zika Virus Charles Perrings, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, and Bertram Jacobs, all professors at Arizona State University “…Corporations operating in countries affected by infectious diseases have a narrow, short-term interest in the financial consequences if customers defer or cancel trade and travel plans. … They…

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…

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