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Fast Company Profiles Maverick Collective, Co-Founded By PSI Executive, Norway Princess

Fast Company: How A Princess And A CEO Are Applying The VC Model To Philanthropy “…[In 2011, Kate Roberts, a senior vice president with Population Services International (PSI), and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway] decided that if the current model for philanthropy wasn’t working to lift…

Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and…

Public, Private, Philanthropic Sectors Must Coordinate, Commit To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Philanthropists can’t eradicate global poverty, but we can make a start Jane Wales, vice president of the Aspen Institute and founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum “…When it comes to financing poverty eradication, the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are, by necessity, as much of a clarion call as…

Gates Foundation Awards $38M To Takeda Pharmaceuticals To Develop Low-Cost Polio Vaccine

Reuters: Gates Foundation backs Takeda polio vaccine with $38 million grant “Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceuticals is to get $38 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a crucial, low-cost polio vaccine for use in developing countries. … Chris Elias, the Gates Foundation’s head of global development, said the…

Major Tobacco Firms Lobbied For HIV/AIDS Funding, Initiatives In Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa To Distract From Tobacco Regulations, Paper Says

SciDev.Net: Tobacco firms pushed AIDS agenda to protect profits “…Big tobacco companies lobbied for funding and initiatives to combat AIDS to distract from the health problems caused by smoking and prevent regulations restricting tobacco use, a paper says. ‘In both Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Morris and British American…

Nations Ponder Financial Incentives To Spur New Antibiotic Research, Development

The Lancet: Countries mull over incentives for developing antibiotics “The prospect of slipping into a deadly, post-antibiotic era is prompting countries across the world to work out when and what they are willing to pay drug companies to develop desperately needed antibiotics. Governments have commissioned academics, economists, business analysts, and…

MSF Report Examines Gaps In, Offers Policy Recommendations For Medical R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With biomedical research driven by profit rather than need, MSF examines why innovation fails to address world’s biggest health problems Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recently released report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), “examining the impacts of…

In Collection Of Blog Posts, Experts Discuss Markets’ Roles In Improving Global Health

PATH Blog: Markets Matter: experts share why strong markets are essential for global health This blog post highlights “Markets Matter, a collection of thought leadership pieces from a diverse group of nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and donors” on “the role well-functioning markets play in supporting access to health products…”…

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