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Investment Firm Looks To Build Network Of Private Hospitals In Developing Countries

New York Times: An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa “…[The Abraaj Group, an investment firm based in Dubai that specializes in developing markets,] is trying to do something that hasn’t been tried before: build a global network of hospitals across cultures and in some of the…

Guatemala Eliminates Onchocerciasis Through Public-Private Partnerships; Disease Remains Endemic In Areas Of South America, Africa

Humanosphere: Eradicating river blindness in Guatemala scratches the surface of a global problem Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses Guatemala’s successful efforts to eliminate onchocerciasis, or river blindness, writing that the country’s progress “only scratches the surface of the effort to eradicate the neglected tropical disease worldwide.” Nikolau notes, “In the Americas,…

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Other Private Philanthropic Health Efforts Can Complement Seperate Global Health Efforts

Washington Post: Here’s what is promising, and troubling, about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s plan to ‘cure all diseases.’ Jeremy Youde, fellow and senior lecturer in international relations at the Australian National University and chair of the global health section of the International Studies Association “…Philanthropic organizations are playing an…

Profit Potential Pushing Private Sector Research Into Zika Vaccine

Reuters: Zika vaccine race spurred by crisis and profit potential “The race to find protection against the Zika virus is fueled by something often missing from tropical disease research: the potential for big profit. The prospect of a blockbuster vaccine against a mosquito-borne virus has accelerated the pace of development…

USAID, Partners Announce $6B Over Next 5 Years To Address NTDs Globally

USAID: USAID & Partners Announce $6 Billion To Expand Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) [Friday] announced new partnerships to help countries eliminate and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Over the next five years new and expanded partnerships will provide 1.3 billion treatments, leverage…

U.N. General Assembly Takes Necessary Steps To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

New York Times: The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs Editorial Board “…Last week, amid other pressing business, 193 nations at the United Nations General Assembly signed a declaration summoning each of them to a war against a powerful and resourceful enemy: superbugs … Excessive and improper use…

U.S., Private Sector Play Key Roles In Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Private Sector Steps Up Leadership For Successful Global Fund Replenishment True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the impact of the U.S.’s and private sector’s pledges to the Global Fund’s fifth replenishment cycle, noting the U.S. pledge “makes up nearly…

Collaboration Among Private, Public Sectors, Communities Must Be Improved To Fight Disease Outbreaks, Experts Say At Clinton Global Initiative

Devex: The importance of unlikely allies in pandemic response “…Reflecting on [their Ebola] experience, while dealing with Zika, and preparing for what lies ahead, global health leaders gathered [at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York] noted an opportunity — and an imperative — to boost collaboration between the…

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