Public-Private Partnerships Should Aim For ‘Audacious’ Targets Through Coordination, Cooperation
Devex: Audacity useful in reimagining role of partnerships
John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation
“…The [Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s] mission — as its name states — is the global eradication of poliomyelitis, a crippling viral disease that paralyzed about 350,000 children a year when the campaign began. By any measure, that’s an audacious goal. After all, only one human disease — smallpox — has ever been vanquished. But if we are to reimagine the role of public-private partnerships in today’s world, we need even more audacity. We need to think big at the outset. Bigger than what might seem reasonable or even possible. … A partnership like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative demonstrates why it is so important to trust and embrace the unique benefits of the public and private assets brought together for a greater purpose as we improve the lives of fellow human beings worldwide…” (5/7).
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