Fight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters

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By the time the teenage boy was standing in front of Bernice Bornmai, feverish and delirious, it was already too late. It wasn’t just the malaria that was killing the 17-year-old, it was the time he’d wasted taking fake medicine. The antimalarials did nothing to stop the disease marching through the young Ghanaian’s body; his organs were already shutting down. … Read More

Ian MatthewsFight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters

Algeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination

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By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), Nigeria On 22nd May the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free, bringing to 38 the number of countries now officially rid of the disease. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted malaria transmission for at least three consecutive years within its borders. … Read More

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Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Innovative Financing

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This is the second article in a planned series which will review the findings of the recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article offers insight into the status of, and … Read More

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Women Deliver 2019 Highlights Growing Potential of Cross-Sector Health Partnerships

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The Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality in the 21st century, took place earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada. Over 8,000 attendees from more than 160 countries came together to advocate, share new knowledge and brainstorm solutions for the health, rights and well-being of girls and women.  Of the attendees, more than 1,000 were private … Read More

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Event: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

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On 6 July in Niamey, Niger, the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) are hosting a day-long, high-level partnership meeting in support of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Project. This meeting will take place on the margins of the regional African Union Summit. This meeting aims to support … Read More

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USAID Proposes Initial Blueprint to Catalyze Private Sector Investment in Global Health Innovation

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New USAID report provides recommendations such as blended finance instruments and improved technical assistance to address the current lack of private investment in global health innovation Jordan Kassalow, Founder, VisionSpring and EYElliance, speaks during the panel 2030 is fast approaching, and with it, the much anticipated target date for completion of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By current estimates, … Read More

Ian MatthewsUSAID Proposes Initial Blueprint to Catalyze Private Sector Investment in Global Health Innovation

Innovative Development Impact Bond Partnership for Increasing Breast Cancer Care Survival in India

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Opportunity for diagnostic & device companies and other parties to join a life-saving initiative By Pam Bolton, Head of Partnerships, Tech Care for All Leading impact investor KOIS is seeking companies, foundations, impact investors, and bi- and multi-lateral agencies to join a bold new initiative to transform India’s cancer care through innovative finance. This effort exemplifies the range of novel … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovative Development Impact Bond Partnership for Increasing Breast Cancer Care Survival in India

New report takes you inside Africa’s premier event on health and business

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The Africa Business: Health Forum, held on the margins of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on 12th February 2019, was the culmination of efforts by Aliko Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to help mobilize private sector resources and expertise in order to strengthen health systems and consequently transform health outcomes across the … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew report takes you inside Africa’s premier event on health and business

Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Digital Health

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The recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report included significant insight into the status of and opportunities for digital health interventions. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article, the first in a planned series, will focus on … Read More

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Digital health today: starring roles for telemedicine

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Telemedicine tech is improving the lives of patients and healthcare providers—especially where needs are most acute Digital health innovation offers a unique opportunity to improve healthcare delivery in places where resources are scarce. In communities around the world with limited medical infrastructure, digital technologies can significantly improve access, efficiency and decision-making, making life better for patients and healthcare workers alike. … Read More

Ian MatthewsDigital health today: starring roles for telemedicine