DFAT Officials Discuss Australia’s Commitments To Product Development Partnerships

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Blair Exell, ambassador for regional health security and acting deputy secretary for the Development Cooperation, Development and Partnerships Group of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and Trade, and Robin Davies, head of the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security at DFAT, discuss Australia’s commitment to provide $75 million over five years to support the work of Product Development Partnerships (PDPs), noting, “[A]t the Malaria Summit in London, [Minister for Foreign Affairs] Julie Bishop announced the outcomes of our selection process. Australia’s new funding for PDPs will be divided equally between the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), the TB Alliance, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC)…” (4/19).