“We need a global approach to achieving food security,” Tom Daschle, former Senate majority leader and chair of the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century, writes in a Politico opinion piece.
Private Sector Involvement
Hewlett-Packard on Monday announced it will provide “smartphones and cloud computing technology to nonprofit group Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING)” to help improve health monitoring and malaria detection in Botswana, Venture Beat reports (Takahashi, 6/6).
MSNBC.com examines a recently launched USAID program that is like a “mash-up of a corporate Peace Corps and ‘The Apprentice.'”
The appointment of Dutch pharmaceutical company Crucell, recently acquired by Johnson & Johnson, to the board of the GAVI Alliance is “sparking concerns over conflicts of interest and demands for tougher competition to reduce prices,” the Financial Times reports.
Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal reports that GlaxoSmithKline announced Tuesday it has partnered with three non-governmental organizations to address the shortage of primary health care providers in least developed countries (LDCs).
“As we work to develop solutions to the challenge of global food security, it’s essential that we focus on results-driven development in both the public and private sectors,” Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Business Advisory Council, writes on The Hill’s “Congress Blog.”
African Progress Panel Report Highlights Status Of African Economies At World Economic Forum On Africa
Africa’s economies are expanding, but the continent is still too dependent on the export of raw materials, and trade between African nations needs to be increased, the African Progress Panel (APP) said in a report released Thursday at the World Economic Forum on Africa, which is taking place this week in Cape Town, the Associated Press/Washington Post reports.
A wide variation in the dosages and forms of medicines prescribed by private physicians to patients with tuberculosis (TB) in developing countries could lead to the development of more drug-resistant strains of the bacterial infection, according to a study published online Wednesday in PLoS One, the Financial Times reports (Jack, 5/4).
Opinions: U.S. Support For Maternal, Child Health; Infection Control At Borders; The AMFm Model; International Affairs Budget; Organizations Supporting Women
U.S. Government Must Continue To Support Maternal And Child Health When Mother’s Day is recognized on Sunday, “let’s honor motherhood itself by giving all moms the gift they want most â€“ the chance to deliver and raise healthy children,” former Sens. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), who serve…
Preventive measures are the best way to ensure people are protected from hazards in the workplace, U.N. International Labor Union Director-General Juan Somavia said in a message Thursday marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the U.N. News Centre reports.