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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 331 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including reactions to the Global Fund’s partnership with Heineken; a discussion with Peter Sands, incoming executive director…

WHO ‘Must Take Courageous Steps’ To Achieve Founding Vision Of Health Cooperation

The Lancet: WHOse health agenda? 70 years of struggle over WHO’s mandate Anne-Emanuelle Birn, faculty member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto “…WHO’s promising mandate for health cooperation, forged amid a short-lived post-war optimism, mapped out a world of possibilities. Yet its realization…

Innovative Approaches To Financing For New Antibiotics Can Spur Research & Development

STAT: Innovative ways to pay for new antibiotics will help fight superbugs Kevin Outterson, executive director of Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X) “…[W]hy are we facing what has been called a post-antibiotic apocalypse? … [W]hen it comes to antibiotics, the most innovative ones are put on the shelf,…

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…