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U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony Regarding Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

CQ Magazine: A British Firm’s Zika Solution Catches Congress’ Eye “Hadyn Parry, chief executive of the British biotech company Oxitec, made a case to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee last month that his firm can help halt the spread of the Zika virus, if only the Food and…

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…”…

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