How ‘financial savvy’ can prevent future pandemics
Thursday, April 23, 2015
What can the global health community learn from reinsurance companies like Swiss Re and Munich Re about stemming pandemics before they occur?
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted not only the weakness of health systems, but also the lack of dialogue between global health professionals, risk analysts and private sector actors, according to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
“There was not a lot of financial savvy in the global health community,” Kim told Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar on the sidelines of last week’s World Bank spring meetings in Washington, D.C.