At UN General Assembly, global health projects are big business

Friday, September 26, 2014

Leaders from 140 countries gathered this week at the UN General Assembly in New York City amid a set of global crises that include war in Iraq and Syria as well as Ebola in Africa.

But even with such a crowded international agenda, much of the talk here is about the ambitious international development framework known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

While it is clear that the eight goals will not be met by the December 31, 2015 deadline, observers are putting their faith in the promise of trillions of dollars of aid financed through private industries in programs called public-private partnerships, or PPPs.

The hope is real. But the idea comes with real challenges.

Source: Global Post (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
infectious diseases, public-private partnerships