Global Health Product Development Forum Shows ‘Tremendous Progress’ In Field

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the foundation, shares his reflections on the 2014 Global Health Product Development Forum, which took place last week in Seattle. Mundel notes, “This year’s forum — and the many productive meetings that took place around it — give me confidence that we are making tremendous progress toward the goal of building an integrated global health product development network that is nimble, dynamic, and capable of leveraging the comparative strengths of each of its members. … Our shared passion to develop and deliver life-saving products, our passion to develop new tools that can expand access to health and opportunity, is what unites us in a common vision and creates an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, and a willingness to take risks. My hope is that we can mobilize this harmony of purpose to make incredible breakthroughs for global health in the decade ahead” (4/30).