Your guide to this year’s World Health Assembly

Update, 5/17/17: Now featuring an updated calendar of side events. Attended by stakeholders from industry, governments, NGOs and others, WHA provides a forum for multilateral dialogue to advance health policies to reduce the burden of diseases and drive resources around key health issues. Planning to attend? Check out our guide to key side events.
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Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research

The need for health systems strengthening to enable the provision of NCD prevention and treatment as well as a pragmatic agenda for reducing the burden of NCDs are presented in a collection of essays titled “Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing the Gaps in Global Health Policy and Research,” co-edited by Louis Galambos and Senior Partner Jeffrey L. Sturchio, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press.    
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Addressing the Gaps in Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases

Addressing the Gaps in Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases
Addressing the Gaps in Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases comprise a set of policy briefs that focus on five areas where health systems need strengthening to address gaps in the provision of NCD care and treatment: structuring supply chains, accelerating regulatory harmonization, improving access to interventions, restructuring primary care, and promoting multi-sectoral action. Together they develop a pragmatic agenda for reducing the burden of NCDs and provide an initial roadmap for policy development and progress in the fight against these chronic conditions.
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Diabetes: Rethinking Novo Nordisk’s global strategy for access to care

Novo Nordisk came to us with a question: How could the company help improve access to diabetes care for patients around the world? We initiated a comprehensive re-assessment of the company’s access strategy, benchmarked novel approaches and gained feedback from more than 40 stakeholders, helping Novo Nordisk identify the opportunity to build on its legacy as the leading diabetes company in the world by working to close the global gap in access to insulin.
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The Private Sector Role in Public Health: Reflections on the New Global Architecture in Health

The Private Sector Role in Public Health: Reflections on the New Global Architecture in Health examines the convergence in perspectives between those who see business as a potential partner in improving the prospects for people living in low- and middle-income settings and those searching for new methods and new resources to address key unanswered questions about how to catalyze and sustain development gains in a world of growing constraints.
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Leveraging Lessons Learned to Build Health Systems

On April 16, 2015, Rabin Martin President and CEO Jeff Sturchio moderated the panel, “Leveraging Lessons Learned to Build Health Systems” during the Corporate Council on Africa’s 2015 Health Forum, Building a Stronger, Healthier Africa, in Washington, DC.
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