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U.S. Government Should Encourage Pharmaceutical Companies To Transform Approach To Drug Development To Focus More On Public Health Objectives

WorldPost/Washington Post: Big Pharma is hurting drug innovation Mariana Mazzucato, director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose “…If governments acted with the same urgency and strategic deliberation toward improving health as they do when it comes to national defense, we might be able to transform health care…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Address Health Challenges Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: How public-private partnerships can tackle global health challenges Damian Halloran, Abbott’s vice president of infectious disease in emerging markets and rapid diagnostics “…[I]f the business community is going to help scale up efforts to deliver real progress [on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], it’s crucial that it look…

U.K. Plan To Reform Foreign Aid Faces Scrutiny Among Some Aid Experts, Shadow Government

Financial Times: U.K. seeks reforms on overseas aid spending “The U.K. wants to change the international definition of government aid spending to include profits from overseas investments, in the latest effort to increase the role of the private sector in development programs…” (Mance, 10/9). The Guardian: Penny Mordaunt’s planned shake-up…

Head Of WHO FCTC Secretariat Discusses Tobacco Industry Interference In Control Efforts

U.N. News: U.N.-led tobacco control advocates denounce ‘increasingly vicious’ industry interference “Tobacco giants are adopting new ways and ‘disguises’ to push their products, noxious both for people and the environment, and interfere with government efforts to regulate the sale and use of tobacco, the head of the Secretariat of the…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Role Of Private Investments, Blended Finance In Achieving SDGs

Live Mint: Opinion | Blended finance for meeting the SDGs Mahua Acharya, former assistant director general of the Global Green Growth Institute “Blended finance is in fashion in the development finance world. It refers to the merging of public and private funds to maximize development impact and is most often…

WHO Tobacco Control Meeting Takes Steps To Prevent Industry Influence

Devex: At anti-tobacco conference, a race to beat industry tactics “When they take their seats at the World Health Organization’s tobacco-control meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week, delegates [to the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties] should keep a keen eye out for unsavory tactics by the tobacco…

Postpartum Family Planning Is Key To Preventing Maternal, Infant, Child Deaths

Devex: Opinion: An untapped approach to ensure healthier mothers and babies Mindy Neiman, director of supply chain management at Merck for Mothers, and Maryjane Lacoste, senior program officer for family planning service delivery and quality at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “What if we knew there was a proven…

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