Building innovative PPPs to fight poverty-related diseases

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Innovative forms of across-sectors partnerships add value and accelerate innovation in the fight against poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases, and at the same time contribute to the EU’s research and development policy goals.

That was the conclusion of a high-level panel discussion held this at the European Parliament in Brussels on the value of cross-sectoral partnerships to develop and deliver high-impact, cost-effective global health technologies.

At the event, hosted by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung and PATH, speakers discusses the challenges of developing innovative and effective responses targeted at poverty-related and neglected diseases and conditions in low- and middle-income countries, where every year malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS together kill nearly four million people while 31 other diseases categorized as poverty-related and neglected account for 13.7 million deaths. Despite their devastating impact, between 1975 and 2000 out of a total of 1,393 medicines developed in this period, only 16 were for diseases most affecting populations in these nations.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
infectious diseases, public health, public-private partnerships