Future of Health Partnerships

This focus area, powered by MSD for Mothers, explores private sector solutions and collaborations for tackling global health challenges.

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CDC seeks sustainable investment in private health care

A Seattle perspective of DFAT as a funder

Seattle-based BIO Ventures for Global Health is one of the many partners supporting the delivery of Australia's aid program. As BVGH begins negotiations for a new partnership round, President Jennifer Dent discusses her perspective of DFAT as a funder.

Opinion: Can tobacco companies contribute to development outcomes?

Tobacco kills up to half its users worldwide but its production supports livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. As demand for this cash crop decreases, how do we keep farmers from falling into poverty — and who is responsible?

Opinion: Achieving UHC in Africa requires focus and collaboration from the private sector

Experts outline where — and how — the private sector can contribute to achieving universal health coverage.

Nigeria faces a health financing cliff edge

Nigeria remains heavily reliant on foreign funding for programs tackling polio, malaria, HIV, and more. Is it ready for those flows to stop?

Why NGOs of the future must put mission first

This year’s Global Washington conference narrowed in on ways that nonprofits can restructure in this period of uncertainty of funding for global health.

Video: Data and digital innovation to improve maternal health care quality

At Prescription for Progress, a Devex Bay Area event exploring the hurdles of bringing global health innovations to scale, we caught up with Mark Allen, MSD for Mothers’ director of strategic partnerships, on how digital innovation can improve the provision of quality health care.

Video: 'We are ready for business,' says Nigeria's minister of health

On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in September 2018, Nigeria Minister of Health Isaac Adewole shared with Devex how the government wants to tell the business community that Nigeria is the place to come.

The challenges of bringing malaria innovations to scale

A hackathon jointly organized by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and University of California, San Francisco, serves as a reminder of some of the barriers in the way of taking new ideas for malaria eradication from the lab to the field.

WHO needs $14B — here's how it plans to raise it

Budget negotiations at the World Health Organization have traditionally been a challenge. Devex speaks with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and two of his directors for details, including what the organization plans to do differently.

WHO launches 'Twitter-like' platform for NCDs

Months after the high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases, the World Health Organization has launched an online knowledge platform to encourage further exchange of ideas and partnerships in tackling the diseases.

Opinion: It takes a coalition to defeat antimicrobial resistance

Each health sector misstep is a chance for bacteria to become further resistant to antibiotics. "Many of us have contributed to it, and each of us will need to collaborate, as nations, organizations, and individuals, to solve it," writes Mohan Joshi, a principal technical adviser for Management Sciences for Health.

Opinion: We could end AIDS in children and youth. Here's why we're falling short.

"AIDS is a unifying issue in Washington and at the United Nations — and it is time we collectively hold ourselves accountable for what we have not accomplished," writes Charles Lyons, president and CEO at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

'No country is untouched': Global Nutrition Report highlights compounding malnutrition

The numbers show that without a significant reversal of current trends, the world will not be able to meet SDG 2 of zero hunger by 2030, nor WHO's global nutrition targets by 2025.

Opinion: UK's commitment to end FGM is vital — but we must look beyond Africa

The announcement of £50 million ($64 million) in funding "represents a ray of light in a world that so often does not prioritize girls [and] their bodies ... [yet] we are still missing large-scale recognition that the practice takes place outside Africa, in the Middle East, and Asia," writes the Orchid Project's Julia Lalla-Maharajh.

Opinion: 3 ways to strengthen multilateral cooperation on global public goods

Four experts from Duke University explore how four multilateral institutions — the World Bank, Gavi, the Global Fund, and WHO — can work together to advance global health progress.

Scaling up efforts in blood donation innovation

A number of efforts are seeking to bring innovation to the blood cold chain, and the most successful ones focus both on technological solutions, and on national health care policy and infrastructure.

The Ugandan communities a border away from Ebola

Across the border from an Ebola outbreak in DRC, Ugandan authorities and communities are preparing themselves for the risk of transmission as best they can.

Long Story Short #36: The future of family planning

Live from the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda, reporter Sophie Edwards speaks to PSI's Karl Hofmann and IDEO.org's Jessa Blades about adolescents, human-centered design, and family planning.

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