Global health partnerships: Factors to consider

Experts from GSK, UNFPA, Janssen and Gavi weigh in on global health partnerships.

Building a strong public health structure requires the help of many sectors — not just from the pharmaceutical industries.

“When you’re looking at forging public-private partnerships, there is an education aspect that needs to go on before these partnerships happen,” Moz Siddiqui, innovative finance and private sector partnerships manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said during a #HealthyMeans Google Hangout conversation centered on global health partnerships. “There needs to be a great understanding what are the demands and constraints of the public health structure within the country.”

UNFPA Senior Technical Adviser for Maternal Health and Family Planning Dr. Sennen, meanwhile, stressed that a win-win principle and a business case are crucial to building a sustainable model for partnerships.

Watch the above clip to know more about what is needed other than capital investment to build a sustainable partnership, including insights from Ramil Burden, vice president for Africa and developing countries at GlaxoSmithKline, about the company’s positive experience in least-developed countries where partnerships that have been able to make returns and more.

Want to learn more? Check out the Healthy Means campaign site and tweet us using #HealthyMeans.

Healthy Means is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Concern Worldwide, Gavi, GlaxoSmithKline, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Johnson & Johnson and the United Nations Population Fund to showcase new ideas and ways we can work together to expand health care and live better lives.

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    Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.