Gloria Pallares is a journalist reporting on sustainable development, global health and
humanitarian aid from Africa and Europe. Her work has appeared in a range of publications
including El Pais, Forbes, CIFOR’s Forest News and the leading media outlets in Spain via the
multimedia newswire Europa Press.
Public-private partnerships aim to bridge the gap between an uncertain market demand and the collective need to prepare for deadly diseases. Devex asked several leaders in global health how the response to the latest Ebola outbreak can inform preparedness against other lethal infectious diseases.
Dwindling donor funds has Ghana turning to public-private partnerships to help fight malaria. Devex sits down with Keziah Malm, manager of the country's National Malaria Control Programme, to find out how they are engaging corporate Ghana in malaria control.
Indoor residual spraying is a vital strategy in the fight against malaria — but until recently, a lack of new insecticides alongside market barriers meant it was on the decline. Then came a breakthrough.
Sanne Fournier-Wendes, senior adviser to Unitaid’s executive director, explains to Devex how the organization is engaging with the private sector to push forward an integrated approach to global health.
Traditional conservation strategies have sometimes seen local communities driven from their land in an attempt to protect it — but there should be no conflict between conservation efforts and indigenous rights, says U.N. special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.
Preserving tropical forests is critical to climate change mitigation efforts, but 39 million acres were lost last year. Devex rounds up some of the key takeaways from this year's Oslo Tropical Forest Forum on how to halt the loss.
When running a mobile health project in a low-resource setting, how do you make sure the data you are collecting from patients is both easily accessible and secure? The partners behind a major mHealth platform in Mozambique walk Devex through their process.
South Sudan, once the most Guinea worm endemic territory in the world, has stopped transmission of the disease, it was announced last week. Devex spoke to Adam Weiss, associate director of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program at The Carter Center, to find out how the milestone was achieved despite an unstable and low-resource environment — and what's next for the international eradication effort as it enters its final stretch.
Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day on Saturday, Devex speaks to Lucica Ditiu, executive director of the Stop TB Partnership, as she gears up for what could be a breakthrough year on one of the world's deadliest diseases.
Smart Africa is trying to unite governments, development bodies, and big tech firms to connect Africa and create a single digital market. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, special adviser at Smart Africa and former Rwanda ICT minister, tells Devex how leadership, partnerships — and profits — can help achieve such a lofty goal.