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Private Sector Global Health Investments Should Focus On Health Systems Building, Beware Of Vertical Approaches

The Wire: The Gates Foundation and the Anatomy of Philanthrocapitalism Urvashi Aneja, associate professor in international relations at the Jindal School of International Affairs “…While [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF)] philanthrocapitalism undoubtedly injects the much-needed financial resources into global development programs, it is important to pay attention to…

Several Blog Posts Recognize World Water Day, Highlight Programs Helping To Improve Access

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: On World Water Day: El Niño Threatens Food Security in Africa Shannon Smith, deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, discusses the effects of the El Niño weather pattern on sub-Saharan Africa’s water supplies, as well as U.S. government…

CSIS Study Examines Global Health Partnerships, Presents ‘Framework For Success’

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Programs and Partnerships In this study, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president at CSIS and director of its Global Health Policy Center, and colleagues “emplo[y] surveys and key informant interviews to examine global health partnerships, and [present] a framework for success to…

U.S. State Department Calls On Private Sector To Develop Tools To Prevent, Treat Zika

Devex: U.S. government looks to private sector for Zika tools “The U.S. State Department is reaching out to private sector partners to help the Obama administration devise new tools to control and treat the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. On Wednesday, the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships…

International Community Should Pool Resources To Address Threats Of Antibiotic Resistance, Infectious Diseases

Project Syndicate: The Global Security Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance Tadataka Yamada, venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners “…The global threat of emerging or resistant infections must be viewed first and foremost in [the context of investing in national defense and security], with all countries committed to providing financing, intellectual capital,…

Private Sector Investment, Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Critical To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: It’s Time to Get ‘Ambitious’ About Partnerships Ann Mei Chang, executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID “…[I]f we are serious about ending extreme poverty … it’s time to evolve and expand our thinking. As donors, we need to ask: How can we be more…

Development Community Must Fully Engage Private Sector To Achieve SDG 3

Devex: Fully engaging the private sector in health systems development Ron Ashkin, team leader on the Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health “…How … do we get the commercial sector to embrace a pro-poor agenda? … The answer to sustainability is not in throwing more money into health care markets,…