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Partnerships Are Necessary To Improve Global Health

Writing in USAID’s “IMPACTblog” as part of a series on the agency’s activities in global health, Hope Randall, child health communications associate at PATH, discusses the importance of partnership and integration and says “one of the most exciting partnership activities was the recent global [non-governmental organization (NGO)] response to the…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Advance Global Health Goals

“Three people die every minute from tuberculosis [TB] — a treatable and largely preventable disease. Resistant forms continue to thrive, and increased travel makes the global threat very real. We face a public health emergency,” Vince Forlenza, chair, CEO, and president of the medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company…

Blog Examines Drug Donation Programs, Big Pharma’s Role In Public Health Agenda

“Drug donations, reinvestment of profits in developing countries and a more flexible approach to intellectual property have all signaled a more collaborative approach from industry with the likes of GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson and Merck all performing well in the 2012 Access to Medicine Initiative,” Adam Robert Green, senior…

Devex Blog Examines Private Sector Involvement In Global Health

In two posts, Devex’s “Impact” blog examines the role of the private sector in global health initiatives. In one post, “Impact” interviews Ariel Pablos-Méndez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID. According to the interview transcript, Pablos-Méndez discusses “the benefits of public-private partnerships,” highlights “USAID’s efforts to promote girls and…

Private Sector Involvement, Measuring Results Are Key To Ending Poverty

Noting two global development goals recently proposed by World Bank President Jim Kim — “to end extreme poverty, with a target reduce the global extreme poverty rate to three percent by 2030” and “to promote shared prosperity, fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in every country”…

Drug Makers Must Change R&D Practices Or Patent Disputes Will Continue

“[T]he impact of [a decision by the Supreme Court in India to disallow a new patent for an updated version of Novartis’ cancer drug Glivec] will likely be broader than just that issue, escalating a long-simmering fight over patented cancer medications in emerging markets,” Thomas Bollyky, senior fellow for global health,…

Examining Global Partnerships On World Health Day

Noting Sunday “was World Health Day, and marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization,” Andrea Durkin, senior director of global government affairs and policy for Abbott, writes in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition blog, “This year’s theme, high blood pressure, might seem to be a…

Five Japanese Drug Makers Form PPP To Accelerate Development Of Drugs, Vaccines For Infectious Diseases

“Five Japanese pharmaceutical giants are teaming up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Japan’s government to develop new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics for infectious diseases in developing countries,” GENNews reports (4/8). “The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) fund will see Takeda, Astellas, Daiichi-Sankyo, Eisai and Shionogi partner with [the] non-profit…

Report Documents Shifts In Global Health, Development Investments

“The face of international aid for health and development is changing,” NPR’s “Shots” blog reports, adding, “Less money is now coming from wealthy, industrialized nations and more is flowing from private foundations, corporations and even countries that only a few years ago were recipients themselves.” Though the U.S. government remains…