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Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health Through #HealthyMeans Campaign

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes.

Devex: How one social enterprise is packaging quality
Faith Muigai, director of clinical operations at Jacaranda Health

“The nurse-midwives who work at Jacaranda Health’s two maternity hospitals in Nairobi believe deeply in providing the highest quality care to the women who visit the centers. It’s why they take seriously their commitment to implement the ‘5S’ — sort, set-in-order, shine, standardize, sustain — quality improvement system, an innovation that is anything but typical in health care of low-resource areas of the world…” (10/27).

Devex: Keeping women healthy, alive, and uninfected
Kelli Rogers, assistant editor for career and recruiting insights at Devex

“…In early 2016, late-stage clinical trial results will reveal whether an innovative HIV prevention technology — the dapivirine vaginal ring — can help keep women safe from infection. If the monthly ring is found effective and safe for long-term use, it could help overcome one of the greatest challenges of the AIDS epidemic: protecting women…” (10/30).

Devex: How to create value for patients through innovation
John Lechleiter, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company and president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

“…What we do in the pharmaceutical industry makes a difference for people all over the world. It is our intention that everyone ultimately benefits from the discoveries in our laboratories, and that together we address some of the most pressing health issues that we face around the world” (10/31).

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