Global health is undergoing “transformative change” — and that change isn’t just led by pharmaceutical and medical device companies, but increasingly by a new class of companies that’ve never been seen as leaders in health.
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That’s what Derek Yach, executive director of the Vitality Institute for Health Promotion, told Devex in a recent video interview.
Yacht predicts “transformative change” at the nexus of information technology and biotech, for instance, as companies begin to think more about the promotion of health, prevention of disease and improvement of quality of life rather than just the treatment of disease.
“We’ve seen the dramatic advance of public-private partnerships not just filling gaps but building on innovation and technology,” said the former WHO executive director for noncommunicable diseases and mental health.
Watch the above clip to hear Yacht’s take on the future leaders in global health.
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