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Business Community Support Critical To Global Health Security Agenda

Huffington Post: Global Health Security Is Vital to Our Citizens, Businesses and Economy Betty King, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva “…Recently, the U.S. government put forward a global health security agenda through a multiagency effort that includes the departments of State, Defense, Agriculture, Health and Human Services,…

World Cup-Themed Report Draws Parallels Between World Cup, Global Health

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Saving 5 Million Lives: Better than a World Cup Victory? Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, outlines “…a World Cup-themed report, designed to draw parallels between the shots, saves, and goals made on the field and the shots (vaccines) needed…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Boost Innovation, Affordability Of Women’s Health Products

GlobalPost: Partnering to protect women from HIV Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), and Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer and chair of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson “…A new public-private partnership agreement announced last week between our organizations — the International…

Blogs Discuss Energy Investment In Africa

Blogs discuss U.S. government and private enterprise energy investment in Africa. Humanosphere: Why the Electrify Africa Act is vital to powering Africa Development blogger Tom Murphy writes, “The launch of the [Power Africa] program, made by Obama during his Africa tour last summer, is one of the most significant initiatives…

U.N. Global Compact Publishes Food, Agriculture Business Principles

Eco-Business.com: U.N. Global Compact launches six principles for sustainable food industry “The U.N. Global Compact on Tuesday unveiled a set of six Food and Agriculture Business (FAB) principles that will help food and agriculture businesses to operate in a more sustainable manner, embark on cross-sector collaborations, and develop more consistent…

Cooperative Investment In Agriculture, Nutrition Will Improve Food Security

Devex: How to deliver on ‘Africa’s promise’ Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition “…Smart investments to leverage the agricultural system for nutrition make good business sense. A joined-up approach to business investment in agriculture and nutrition will simultaneously improve diets and food security, and…

Private Sector Could Put Profit Ahead Of Poverty Alleviation In Aid Programs, NGOs Warn

The Guardian: E.U. warned private sector engagement in aid risks putting profit before poverty “New European Commission proposals to boost the role of business in aid programs and throw the E.U.’s weight behind the development agenda of private companies risk putting profits before the needs of the world’s poorest, groups…

Minimize Antibiotic Overuse, Develop New Antibiotics To Address Drug Resistance

New York Times: The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance “…The growth of antibiotic-resistant pathogens means that in ever more cases, standard treatments no longer work, infections are harder or impossible to control, the risk of spreading infections to others is increased, and illnesses and hospital stays are prolonged. … The most…

GAVI Alliance Provides Successful Example Of Public-Private Partnership

Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Switchboard”: GAVI: An Encouraging Partnership for Taking Action on Global Goals Chelsea Phipps, a program assistant with the NRDC Action Fund and Global Strategy & Advocacy Program, discusses the GAVI Alliance as “an example of how governments, business, and civil society can work together to produce…

Institute Of Medicine Symposium Addresses Antimicrobial Resistance

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: (Guarded) Optimism that the world will begin to deal with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2014 J. Christopher Daniel, a senior associate with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses antimicrobial resistance and a recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) symposium on the…