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Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

Johnson & Johnson Opens First Office Of New Global Public Health Unit In South Africa

Wall Street Journal: J&J Makes Renewed Push Into Africa “Johnson & Johnson is deepening its business in Africa, adding new research, development, and distribution capabilities to boost sales of new medicines to fight HIV/AIDS and other major killer diseases. The makeover formally kicks off Wednesday in Cape Town, South Africa,…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Research On Impact Of Patents On Drug Availability

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: What Drug Patents Do Is Complicated: A Belated Contribution from Jenny Lanjouw Helps Sort It Out Kimberly Ann Elliott, senior fellow at CGD, discusses research by former CGD fellow Jenny Lanjouw and her coauthors, Iain Cockburn and Mark Schankerman, on patents and…

Sanofi Program Aims To Provide 1M Filipino Children With Dengue Immunization

Financial Times: Sanofi to launch dengue mass vaccination program “Sanofi will launch the world’s first mass vaccination program for dengue fever in the Philippines on Monday, bringing to fruition a 20-year development process in which the French pharmaceuticals group has invested €1.5bn [$1.7 billion]. One million Filipino schoolchildren are to…

CSIS Study Examines Global Health Partnerships, Presents ‘Framework For Success’

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Programs and Partnerships In this study, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president at CSIS and director of its Global Health Policy Center, and colleagues “emplo[y] surveys and key informant interviews to examine global health partnerships, and [present] a framework for success to…

GlaxoSmithKline Taking Steps To Help Reduce Drug Prices In Lower-Income Countries

The Guardian: GlaxoSmithKline to lower drug prices in poorer countries “GlaxoSmithKline is taking action to make medicines more affordable in developing countries, including waiving patent protection for new drugs in the world’s poorest nations. … The measures will affect 85 countries, helping more than two billion people, and benefit Africa…

Devex Interviews FAO Deputy Director-General About Agency’s Zika Response

Devex: FAO: Against Zika virus, no one can fight alone “…Devex spoke to Food and Agriculture Organization Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo about her personal experience with the [Zika] virus and FAO’s recommendations to minimize the threat by reducing the spread of the virus…” (Donelli, 3/30).

Indian Pharmaceutical Companies Working To Develop Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccines

Livemint: Pneumonia vaccine: the new battleground for Indian drug makers “…Tergene is not alone in the race to make the pediatric vaccine. Big Indian vaccine names such as Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd and New Delhi-based Panacea Biotec Ltd are also developing [pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs)]. Serum and Panacea…

Improving Women’s Health Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Devex: 4 ideas for improving women’s health Huma Abbasi, general manager of global health and medical at Chevron “…March is Women’s History Month. This month provides us with the opportunity to reflect on lessons learned from our work to fight HIV and AIDS by supporting women. Ending transmission of HIV…

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