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Innovative Financing Should Include Imitation, Adaptation Of Proven Efforts

Devex: Opinion: Innovative finance doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, senior adviser at Lazard, and chair of the board of the African Union’s African Risk Capacity “…[G]overnment aid budgets alone cannot get us [to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals] and…

Report Examines U.S. Contribution To Global Pharmaceutical Profits, Impact On Drug Innovation

Brookings Institution: The global burden of medical innovation In a report originally published at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California, Dana Goldman, nonresident senior fellow for economic studies at the Center for Health Policy at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy,…

Sanofi Refuses To Refund Philippines For Used Dengvaxia Vaccines; Controversy Hurting Public Health Efforts In Country, As 3 Deaths Possibly Linked To Vaccine

Agence France-Presse: Dengue vaccine row wreaks havoc on Philippine war on disease “Widespread fears over a controversial dengue vaccine that some blame for child deaths are wreaking havoc on the Philippines’ war on preventable diseases, with many parents refusing to get their children immunized, a senior health official said Friday…”…

Governments, Donors, Private Sector Should Prioritize Efforts To Address Global Pneumonia

Financial Times: Letter to the editor: Pneumonia is the single biggest killer of children in world’s poorest countries Kevin Watkins, CEO at Save The Children U.K., and colleagues “…Despite the relentless tide of fatalities, most governments are failing to prioritize pneumonia prevention and treatment. … [Governments] need not just to…

World Bank Should Adopt Clear, Effective Strategy To Achieve SDGs, End Extreme Poverty

Project Syndicate: The World Bank Needs to Return to Its Mission Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor at Columbia University and director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network “…The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to…

Blog Post Examines Changing Landscape Of Global Health Finance

PLOS Blogs: Global health finance: adapting to a new reality Oleg Kucheryavenko, senior consultant at the World Bank, highlights an event hosted by UBS Optimus Foundation and USAID on accelerating innovation and impact in global development and discusses the changing landscape of global health finance (2/19).