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‘Collective Action’ Needed To End Hunger Worldwide

Medium: 5 Lessons Learned While Leading Food for Peace Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace “…As my time with Food for Peace comes to a close, I wanted to share five lessons I have learned: … Lesson 1: Conflict has returned as the predominant force shaping…

President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team Should Know 5 Key Things About Foreign Aid

The Hill: 5 things the Trump team needs to know about foreign aid Diana Ohlbaum, member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network Executive Committee and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Prosperity and Development “As President-elect Donald Trump’s transition teams arrive at the Department…

Pharmaceutical Company Executives Discuss Future Of Lower Profits

Financial Times: Pharma giants see future of lower health care profits “For the hundreds of executives gathered in London recently for the FT’s annual pharmaceutical conference, the words of GlaxoSmithKline chief Sir Andrew Witty highlighted the problems facing the industry in the decades ahead. Despite pouring many billions of dollars…

More Innovative Financial Models Needed For Vaccine, Drug Development

Fortune: Urgently Needed: A New Financial Model for Vaccine Development Clifton Leaf, deputy editor of Fortune “…While there’s, sadly, an enormous ready market for an HIV vaccine, and therefore an incentive for drugmakers to pursue decades worth of investment here, there are scores of infectious diseases for which there is…

Novartis Testing Strategies To Improve Pricing, Access To Certain Medicines In Developing Countries

Humanosphere: Drug companies test out new strategies for improving access in poor countries David J. Olson, a global development communications and social marketing consultant, highlights how pharmaceutical company Novartis is trying to improve access to drugs for noncommunicable diseases in developing countries. The company has launched “Novartis Access, which is…

CDC, Gates Foundation Heads Discuss Disease Outbreak Preparedness In WSJ Interview

Wall Street Journal: What Global Disease Threat Worries Public Health Officials Most? “Infectious disease outbreaks not only have the potential to destabilize societies, they pose a threat to international economies, as well. What should public health officials and businesses be doing to prepare? Physicians Thomas Frieden, the head of the…

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