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Business Sector, Governments Must Form Partnerships To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: The Business Case for the Sustainable Development Goals Doug Frantz, OECD deputy secretary general “…We need to convince the business sector and governments that we will fail to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] unless they form an unprecedented partnership. Governments cannot do it alone. Official Development Assistance,…

President Trump Should Demand Fair Prices For Zika Vaccine From Sanofi

New York Times: Bernie Sanders: Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal Bernie Sanders, independent senator from Vermont “…[The Trump] administration, through the Army, is on the brink of making a bad deal, giving a French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, the exclusive license to patents and thus a monopoly to sell…

Public, Private Sector Collaboration Critical To Improving Global Food Security

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Guest Commentary — Private Sector Intervention in Global Food Security Alaa Murabit, Sustainable Development Goal global advocate, U.N. high-level commissioner for health employment and economic growth, and MIT Media Lab Director’s fellow, discusses the importance of private sector involvement in food…

Investors Announce $25M To Improve Access To Water, Sanitation In Latin America

Humanosphere: Investors pour $25 million into better water and sanitation in Latin America Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the announcement made by the FEMSA Foundation, Coca-Cola Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the One Drop Foundation to invest “$25 million into an initiative to improve access to water…

Vaccine Manufacturers Group Improving Immunization Access In Islamic Nations, Could Serve As Model For Collaborative Development Approaches

Los Angeles Times: One way the Islamic world is tackling its problem with childhood vaccines Muhammad Naeem Khan, assistant secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation “…Most vaccines are imported from developed nations, making them unaffordable for those who need them most in developing nations. And vaccine shortages ……

Global Health Community Must Engage Private Sector To Create Reproductive Health-Related Corporate Social Responsibility Standards

Global Health NOW: Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile: Engaging Corporations on Reproductive Health David Wofford, vice president of Meridian Group International, Inc. and senior adviser on workplace policies at the Evidence Project “…The global health community needs to ask corporations to do more on reproductive health and rights policy and practice.…

TB Persists Due To Lack Of Political Will, Commercial Innovation

Project Syndicate: Why Tuberculosis Persists Michael Fairbanks, fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and chair of the Board of Silver Creek Medicines “…There are three reasons why TB persists: political leaders do not understand the sociology behind it, scientists lack an effective paradigm to attack…

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