Global Health Matters

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13 May 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This blog was originally published on Health Policy Watch on 10 May 2019. “Most of us can probably agree that innovation is meaningless if it does not reach patients. At the same time, a Fair Price must strike a balance between a price that is affordable for health systems and ...
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17 April 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This article was originally published by Buisness Day  on April 16, 2019. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) says health activists’ call last week for greater transparency on medicine prices could backfire, and drive up drug costs in low and middle-income countries. Activists stepped up their campaign ahead ...
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16 April 2019 - By Lois Privor-Dumm
This article was originally published by STAT on April 16, 2019. Vaccines are credited with averting millions of child deaths in the last decade, with most countries offering infants the basic protection of immunization against more than 10 serious diseases. But the risk of infectious disease does not end with ...
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9 April 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
As the number of infections resistant to antimicrobial drugs continues to rise around the world, and with it their huge human and financial toll, we urgently need new ways to preserve the effectiveness of existing antibiotics and to develop much-needed new ones. Creating state-run or publicly owned pharmaceutical companies, an ...
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9 April 2019 - By Greg Perry
More and more, Africans and their leaders, public and private, can see that good health is a key, perhaps the key, to a healthy and sustainable economy. And that universal health coverage (UHC), quality healthcare for all, can unlock the huge potential of 1.3bn people as I and others heard ...
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3 April 2019 - By Heidi Larson
The announcement by Facebook that it will no longer allow anti-vaccine advertisements on its platform is welcome as measles cases surge in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and double in Europe. But this measure alone is not enough to address the growing global spread of “vaccine hesitancy” and rising rates of disease and death caused by undervaccination. Facebook ...
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21 March 2019 - By Kate Dodson
You’ve seen the alarming headlines from around the world: Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America have seen the highest number of measles outbreaks in decades, and this disease once thought eliminated in many parts of the world is coming back with a vengeance. Why are we seeing such staggering rates of infections — and ...
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8 March 2019 - By Unjela Kaleem
This blog was first published on Pharma Boardroom on 8 March 2019. The jury is still out there regarding the impact of technological advancements on our overall life styles, but it’s hard to deny the positive impact technology has had on women’s social, political, economic and religious status in societies ...
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7 March 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This oped was first published on Pharma Focus Asia on 7 March 2019. Seventy years ago, average life expectancy globally was 47; today it is 72. Seventy years ago, 50 million people worldwide were infected with smallpox; today none. The disease is eradicated. Thanks to initiatives such as Gavi (the ...
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5 March 2019 - By Laetitia Bigger
Laetitia Bigger, Director, Vaccines Policy at IFPMA, spoke with Jenny Sia, Director of Corporate Responsibility at the Pfizer Foundation, about innovations in mHealth technology that are helping to increase access to vaccines. Jenny leads global health grant making and impact investing for the Pfizer Foundation, a charitable organization aiming to ...
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7 February 2019 - By Fumie Griego
Since the start of the 21st century, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has transformed lives, preventing more than 10 million potential deaths. In 2002, when AIDS, TB and malaria appeared unstoppable, the Global Fund to fight these three fatal diseases was created and since then has saved millions of lives – ...
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30 January 2019 - By Thomas Cueni & Viriya Chongphaisal
This oped was first published on The Nation  on 30 January 2019. It's clear we live in a global village when England striker Jamie Vardy of Thai-owned Leicester City[1] praises Thai rocker Toon Bodyslam's 2,215 km charity run over 55 days in 2017 that raised Bt1.37 billion/$35 million for 11 public ...
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24 January 2019 - By Greg Perry
“This blog was first published in Pharma Exec on 23 January 2019"   As a Brit living and working abroad, I am transfixed by what I’m witnessing together with many others, as the fallout from the June 2016 referendum continues to wrack the UK political landscape. As scenarios, timelines, policy ...
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17 January 2019 - By Thomas B. Cueni
This oped was published first on IP Watch on 16 January 2019 The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and are not associated with Intellectual Property Watch. IP-Watch expressly disclaims and refuses any responsibility or liability for the content, style or form of any posts ...
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11 January 2019 - By Greg Perry
For millions of people worldwide out-of-pocket health expenses translate to out-of-reach opportunities for the future. Children miss out on essential immunizations, women die giving birth in unsafe environments, and people are at risk of going blind or having a stroke before they realize they are not properly controlling their diabetes. ...
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