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MSF To Urge India To Overturn Pfizer Patent On Pneumonia Vaccine

Médecins Sans Frontières: India: Unmerited Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine limits access for children “Pfizer does not deserve the patent it was granted in August on its pneumonia vaccine, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is set to argue [on Tuesday] in the High Court of Delhi, India that it…

Belgian Minister Urges More Public-Private Partnerships For Development Aid Funding

EURACTIV: Belgium highlights pioneering role in linking private sector to aid policy “Alexander De Croo, Belgium’s minister for development cooperation, made a passionate plea on Wednesday (15 November) for closer synergies between private and public funding for development, using his country’s pioneering experience as an example. … He used the…

Bill Gates Announces $100M In Personal Funding For Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research

Financial Times: Gates joins Alzheimer’s fight with $50m dementia fund investment “Bill Gates has made his first move to support Alzheimer’s disease research, with a $50m investment in the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund. The DDF provides venture finance for companies developing innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases…” (Cookson, 11/13).…

FT Health Discusses Global Fund’s Executive Director Search, Features Interview With IFPMA Executive Director

FT Health: Decision time at Global Fund The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the Global Fund’s efforts to select a new executive director. The newsletter also includes an interview with Thomas Cueni, director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, and…

Partnerships Among Governments, NGOs, Private Sector Critical To Improving Health Systems

Forbes: How To Cure An Infectious Disease In The World’s Poorest Countries Gregg Alton, executive vice president of corporate & medical affairs at Gilead Sciences “…[T]oday’s greatest health challenges also compete with other urgent policy crises — terrorism, refugees, climate change — for attention and resources. It is exceedingly difficult…

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