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Nexleaf Analytics Garners Large Investments From Gates Foundation, Google To Pursue Data Collection On Vaccine Storage, Cookstove Use

Devex: How this tech startup drew the attention of Gavi, Gates, and Google “Google.org and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new partnership to support Nexleaf Analytics, a Los Angeles-based startup that builds wireless sensors turning everyday objects like refrigerators and cookstoves into connected devices. The Gates Foundation…

Journal Article Examines Founding, Work Of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s “The Journal”: Health Makes Wealth Brandi Goode, a freelance writer and editor based in Manila and previously editor in chief of The Journal, discusses the founding of the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a public-private collaboration aimed at facilitating research and innovation to…

Brookings Institution Research Collaboration Examines How To Increase Private Sector Investment In Global Health R&D

Brookings Institution: Spurring private investment in global health research and development Jake Schneider, research assistant at Brookings, John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow for governance studies and the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, and Darrell M. West, vice president and director of governance studies and founding director of the Center…

Global Polio Eradication Campaign Expects Vaccine Supply Shortages

Newsweek: Critical Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts “The international campaign to eradicate polio, which has vaccinated 2.5 billion people since it began in 1988 — nearly all of them children — has faced one setback after another. … Now, however, the fight faces a new threat: a critical shortage…

NYT Video Report Examines Drug Research Funding, Patents, Pricing

New York Time’s “Retro Report”: ‘Could You Patent the Sun?’ In this video report, the New York Times examines new drug research in the U.S., including funding sources and patent holders, and how rising drug prices affect consumer access (12/11).

Blog Post Examines ‘How To’ Of Expanding Universal Health Coverage

The Lancet Global Health Blog: Expanding universal health coverage from the ground up Stefan Nachuk, a health systems specialist at Thinkwell Global, and Nathaniel Otoo, chief executive officer of the Ghana Health Insurance Authority and former steering group convener of the Joint Learning Network, and colleagues discuss lessons from the…

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