Global Health Matters

14 November 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This article was originally published (in German) in Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) on November 14, 2019. Antimicrobial resistance: A ticking time bomb The more indiscriminate antibiotics are used in everyday medical practice, the higher the likelihood that they will lose their effect. Pathogenic bacteria are enormously adaptable. If we want to win ...
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12 November 2019 - By Greg Perry
This blog was originally published on Pharma Boardroom on 12 November 2019 Last week I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion on access to medicines at the World Health Summit (WHS) in Berlin. The session brought together a panel of public health leaders from diverse sectors, specialities and ...
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12 November 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
Last month I sat down with Michael McKay from the WRS to discuss the biopharmaceutical industry and its role, opportunities and challenges in this very complex world of health. As I was telling him during our lengthy conversation, the biopharmaceutical industry is responsible for a lot of what has changed ...
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30 October 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This article was originally published (in German) in the print edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) on October 29, 2019. Progress in discovering new antibiotics is imperative Boosting R&D to fight superbugs: getting the risk-reward ratio right Fifty years ago, the global health community thought it had won the war ...
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30 October 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This article was originally published in the Financial Times on October 30, 2019. Rich countries must pay more to achieve health for all in poorer countries Trade association chief argues the case for differentiated pricing If you live on as little as $2 a day, even finding 20 cents for ...
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Doctor meet African child
25 October 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This blog was originally published on Health Policy Watch on 25 October 2019. As the World Health Summit opens Sunday in Berlin, one of the key themes running through the conference will be how industry, government and civil society leaders can collaborate more effectively to build strong health institutions – ...
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23 September 2019 - By Dr Angela Gichaga
As world leaders meet at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World” which aims to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage, Dr. Angela Nyambura Gichaga, Chief Executive Officer, the Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) explains how partnerships can help ...
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2 September 2019 - By Paola Barbarino
Paola Barbarino, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), talks to IFPMA about changing attitudes and perceptions surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's.  Is mental health getting enough attention in the UHC discussions and what are your hopes for the upcoming UN High Level Meeting on UHC? Following on from the ...
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15 August 2019 - By David A. Ricks
This article was originally published in the Financial Times on August 6, 2019.  The search for a dementia cure rests on helping innovators Governments must steer private funding towards difficult diseases Innovation can change the maths of Alzheimer’s disease. But to do that, governments need to change the maths for ...
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5 August 2019 - By David Stewart
David Stewart, Associate Director, Nursing and Health Policy at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) talks to IFPMA about the importance of nurses in achieving universal health coverage. Earlier this year, Dr Tedros endorsed 2020 as the Year of Nurses and Midwives. What are your hopes for 2020? We have ...
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18 July 2019 - By
This blog was originally published on CDDEP website on 15 July 2019. Somewhat perversely, antibiotic overuse exists side-by-side with lack of access to such medicines in today’s world. While we are aware of the consequences of drug-resistant bacterial infections, it is less well known that there are millions of people ...
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10 July 2019 - By Kawaldip Sehmi
Kawaldip Sehmi, CEO of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) talks to IFPMA about why the Essential Medicines List is important for patients. What does the addition of new medicines on the 2019 EML update mean for patients? The inclusion of any medicine, including innovative and specialty medicines, on ...
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27 June 2019 - By Abraham Palache
This blog was originally published on Health Awareness Value of Vaccines 2019 campaign on 27 June 2019. Influenza is a highly infectious disease that usually strikes during the winter season. Globally, it causes an estimated one billion cases of influenza, resulting in 290,000 to 650,000 deaths per year. A person ...
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11 June 2019 - By Fumie Griego & Githinji Gitahi
This blog was originally published on Health Policy Watch on 7 June 2019. The first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), scheduled for 23 September 2019, will soon be upon us. The sense of urgency in preparing for this historic milestone in achieving global health progress ...
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20 May 2019 - By Adebayo Alonge
Adebayo Alonge, pharmacist and entrepreneur, talks to IFPMA about why it is important to bring universal health coverage (UHC) to his native Africa, especially rural areas, how to build up local healthcare systems, foster home-grown hi-tech pharma – and fight quack medicines.   You have been an avid global health ...
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