Archive | Governance and Policies

Public Responsibility in Research and Development Partnerships

A fatal imbalance exists in the investment in new drugs for neglected diseases, such as sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis, versus diseases prevalent in wealthy countries. From 1975 to 2004, of the 1,556 new drugs marketed only 21 just over one percent were for infectious tropical diseases and tuberculosis, in spite of the huge need.

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Impact of Global Health Initiatives (GHIS) on the Health Workforce in Burundi, A Post-Conflict State

GHIs have contributed to capacity building in HRH, but in a selective way. GHIs have contributed to multidisciplinary HR trainings, but in sectors specific to GHIs’ focal diseases, though some have expanded to health system strengthening, such as GAVI, through a specific program, or to more integration between TB and HIV.

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Health and Foreign Policy: Influences of Migration and Population Mobility

International interest in the relationship between globalization and health is growing, and this relationship is increasingly figuring in foreign policy discussions. Although many globalizing processes are known to affect health, migration stands out as an integral part of globalization, and links between migration and health are well documented.

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Partnerships to Promote Global Public Health Security

The emergence of new infectious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza A (H5N1); and the re-emergence of others such as cholera and yellow fever combined with the increased speed and volume of international travel and trade have alerted countries to the ease with which infectious diseases can cross national borders […]

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GHF2006 – PS17 Challenges in Long-Term Drug Delivery (HIV & TB)

Session Outline Parallel session, Friday, September 1 2006, 11:00-12:30 Chair(s): Bernard Hirschel, Switzerland, Alexandra Calmy, Switzerland Sustainable Financing and HIV, Malaria, TB Control Michel Kazatchkine, Ambassador on HIV/AIDS and Transmissible Diseases; Director, National Agency for Research on AIDS, Paris, France  Long-Term Challenges for ARV Programmes on the African Continent: Experience from Southern Africa  Eric Goemaere, Médecins sans frontières […]

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