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IntraHealth International, DAI Partnership Will Help Organizations Make Global Health Advances

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Do: Join Forces, Save Lives The IntraHealth Editorial Team describes a recent affiliation agreement between IntraHealth and DAI. “Our partnership is something new, both for us and for the world of international development. It’s not a merger. It’s not an acquisition. It’s a unique affiliation agreement…

Global Fund Suspends Partnership With Heineken Over Company’s Use Of Female Beer Promoters

HuffPost: International Health Group Drops Partnership With Heineken Over ‘Beer Girls’ “An international health organization has suspended its partnership with the Heineken beer company because of the controversial use of so-called ‘beer girls’ to promote its products. The Global Fund launched a partnership in January with the Dutch brewer in…

To Be Trusted Partner In Global Health, Private Sector Must Be Transparent, Accountable

The Lancet: Offline: Global health and the private sector Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The World Health Assembly is under attack. It is under attack by a private sector that seeks to exploit the growing calls for more partnerships in global health. In particular, the pharmaceutical industry is slowly…

Private-Sector Innovation Key To Ending TB

STAT: Ending tuberculosis will take continued private-sector innovation Adrian Thomas, private sector constituency board member for the Stop TB Partnership and vice president for global public health and access at Johnson & Johnson “…[K]ey debates are happening right now regarding the political declaration that U.N. member states will adopt at…

Opinion Pieces Examine Global Food System Challenges, Including Waste, Access, Pricing

The Hill: Wasted food is a factor that remains noticeably absent from the climate change discourse Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), ranking member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, and Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network “…Globally, nearly 30 percent of…

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…

Public, Private Sectors Can Collaborate To Build Trust, Reduce Risks To Achieve UHC

Forbes: The Roadblocks To Universal Health Coverage And How NGOs Can Help Remove Them Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…Forty years ago, the global health community committed to achieving primary health care for all by 2000. But today, about half of the world’s population still does not…