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Letter Calls For Formation Of TB Partnership To Improve Treatment Access

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB advocates call on organizations, leaders to work together, speed access to existing treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a letter sent last week by…

Governments Adopt Call To Action At WHO-Hosted Ministerial Conference On Dementia

U.N. News Centre: Eighty countries adopt call to action at first U.N. conference on dementia “A two-day ministerial conference on dementia hosted by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) ended in Geneva [Tuesday] with 80 countries calling for action to address ‘a tidal wave’ of new cases of the disease…

U.K., Drug Companies Announce $100M Venture Capital Fund For Dementia Research, As U.N. Opens First-Ever Dementia Conference

Financial Times: Dementia research boosted by $100m venture capital fund “Research into dementia is to be boosted by a $100m venture capital fund backed by the U.K. government and several of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals companies…” (Ward, 3/17). Reuters: Dementia drug research aided by $100 million venture capital fund “…The…

Critics Question Effectiveness Of Medicines Patent Pool In Improving Access To Drugs

SciDev.Net: Merck’s HIV patent agreement ignites monopoly criticism “Pharma giant Merck has become the latest drug company to share intellectual property rights with a U.N.-backed patent pool for HIV medicines, but critics have told SciDev.Net it is ‘a false solution to a real problem’…” (Kennedy, 3/16).

State Department Report Highlights PPPs, Work On Global Challenges

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: What Global Challenges Could Best Be Addressed by Public-Private Partnerships? “The U.S. Department of State, USAID, and Concordia International hosted Global Partnerships Week, March 9-15, 2015. … The 2015 State of Global Partnerships Report released this week outlines a number of important public-private partnerships that…

Gates Foundation Using Direct Equity Investments To Further Its Goals

New York Times: From the Gates Foundation, Direct Investment, Not Just Grants “…The [Bill & Melinda Gates F]oundation, which has distributed billions of dollars in grants to improve health and living conditions in developing countries, is increasingly expanding its tool kit, using some of its capital to invest directly in…

Partnerships Vital To Creating ‘One Voice’ To Reach MNCH, FP/RH Goals

Devex: Fresh perspectives on maternal, child and adolescent health Robin Gorna, executive director for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) “…PMNCH is such an exciting mechanism, bringing together all of the sectors involved in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.…

Third Blog Post In Series Examines China’s History Of Artemisinin Drug Development

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part III In part three of his series on anti-malarial artemisinin drugs, Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, explores China’s efforts to increase its market share of artemisinin-based combination therapies worldwide. “…To sum up, China has come…