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Sanofi Executive Discusses Importance Of Collaborative Partnerships To Addressing Global Health Challenges

Global Health Hub: Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health? Martin Bernhardt, head of global public affairs for Sanofi’s Global Business Unit “General Medicines & Emerging Markets,” discusses the role of partnerships in addressing global health challenges. Bernhardt writes, “More than ever before, governments, industry, civil…

FCAA Report Finds Overall HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funding Increased In 2016

FCAA: Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2016 Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) released their annual report on philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS efforts. The report finds that “HIV/AIDS-related giving among private philanthropic organizations in 15 countries totaled approximately $680 million in 2016, representing a two percent increase ($16 million) from…

Pharmaceutical Companies, Experts Work To Improve Regulations, Oversight To Prevent Distribution Of Falsified Medications

Financial Times: Sanofi leads charge against counterfeit drugs “…Falsifying medicines — making and selling products that have not been approved by regulators, fail to meet quality standards, or deliberately misrepresent an ingredient — has become big business. The World Health Organization estimates that revenues from counterfeiting of medicines are around…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: The midwives helping women on the U.S.-Mexico border (Bellante, 12/3). Devex: Q&A: MESA chair talks next steps in the fight against malaria (Pallares, 12/4). Reuters: Iraq child marriage bill draws U.N. ire (Wulfhorst, 12/4). Reuters: Trial results of Zika vaccine Sanofi dropped show promise (Steenhuysen, 12/4). U.N. News…

Communities, Governments Must Work To Improve Access To Hepatitis C Treatments

HuffPost: Time to Galvanize Efforts to Combat Hepatitis C Marie-Paule Kieny, chair of the Medicines Patent Pool Governance Board “…Although we have new hepatitis C treatments that can be up to 100 percent effective for a 12-week course, they simply are not getting to those who need them. Why? Well…

Pharmaceutical Industry Should Fulfill 4 Key Commitments In Efforts To Stop Spread Of HIV

Project Syndicate: Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan “…The pharmaceutical industry has a responsibility to expand access to testing and treatment, and to help stop the spread of HIV once and for all. Fulfilling four key commitments will make this goal achievable. For starters, pharmaceutical companies…

2 Large HIV Prevention Studies Focused On Women Begin In Sub-Saharan Africa

Reuters: New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight “Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fueling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS…” (Hirschler, 11/30). Reuters:…

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