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Counterfeit Drugs Spur Antibiotic Resistance Worldwide

Bloomberg News: Fake Antibiotics Feed Growing Worldwide Superbugs Threat “Antibiotics now rank among the most counterfeited medicines in the world, feeding a global epidemic of drug-resistant superbugs. A new surveillance and reporting program in 80 countries led by the World Health Organization shows that counterfeit antibiotics are a growing problem…

WIPO Research Project Creates Partnerships But No New Drug Candidates Yet

SciDev.Net: WIPO’s patent pool yet to deliver new drug candidates “A U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) project to stimulate research into neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by facilitating patent sharing between their owners and researchers has brokered at least 60 partnerships since its 2011 launch, yet its effectiveness remains unclear…”…

Medicines Patent Pool Launches Effort To Get HIV Medications To Children

Washington Post: Trying to produce drugs appropriate for children with HIV Lenny Bernstein, blogger for the Washington Post “…[I]n conjunction with a number of other public health agencies in the U.S. and abroad, the Medicines Patent Pool kicked off an initiative Tuesday to recruit the big drug companies to produce…

Indian Firm Develops Affordable Cholera Vaccine

Wall Street Journal: Indian Firm Develops Inexpensive Vaccine for Battle With Cholera “…New Delhi-based Hilleman Laboratories Pvt. — which is backed by Merck & Co. and the Wellcome Trust charity — said Tuesday that it has created an inexpensive [cholera] vaccine that can survive without refrigeration in the far-flung tropical…

Devex Examines GSK, Save The Children Partnership To Address Development Issues

Devex: GSK and Save the Children U.K.’s ‘joint venture’ “…[Through] an 18 month-process … GSK and Save the Children got to know one another and hammered out the details of a partnership unique for its depth and scope — and a relationship that could serve as a model for other…

Achieving SDGs Requires Private Sector Involvement

Foreign Policy: Make Money, End Poverty Johan Bergenas, deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center “…[U]nless governments strategically leverage the private sector, the simple fact is that the world likely will not achieve the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the goal of eradicating extreme…

U.N. Women Forms Private Sector Advisory Council

News outlets report on U.N. Women’s work with the private sector to address women’s and girls’ issues. Devex: U.N. Women launches private sector advisory council “U.N. Women is tapping private sector leaders to advise the agency and provide expertise to better tackle challenges facing women and girls. This week U.N.…

Development Challenges Could Be Reframed As Investment Opportunities

Huffington Post: International Development Is Changing and So Is What Makes Good Business Gib Bulloch, founder and managing director of Accenture Development Partnerships “…When Accenture and the U.N. Global Compact studied the views of 1,000 top CEOs last year, 78 percent of them told us that partnerships across sectors would…

Research Institutions Seek Innovative Funding Sources, Partnerships

Devex: Institutions lean on creative financing, partnerships to further disease research “In a time when funding is harder to secure — especially for what are neglected diseases that disproportionately affect those in developing countries — the research institutions working on solutions are finding creative ways to finance progress…” (Saldinger, 5/30).

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