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Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Address Health Challenges Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: How public-private partnerships can tackle global health challenges
Damian Halloran, Abbott’s vice president of infectious disease in emerging markets and rapid diagnostics

“…[I]f the business community is going to help scale up efforts to deliver real progress [on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], it’s crucial that it look beyond its own operations and proactively partner with the public sector to tackle the world’s most difficult global health challenges through the formation of public-private partnerships. … [T]he following three principles of partnership … we believe are essential to ensuring sustainability and could be applied to others looking to embark on partnerships for change: Listen and collaborate … Align resources with needs … Systems matter … Clearly, there is much work to be done to tackle global health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and a host of other communicable and noncommunicable diseases. By bringing together highly engaged organizations across both the public and private sectors, public-private partnerships can help improve the lives of those in greatest need around the world” (10/18).

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