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Leveraging the private sector to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s healthcare system

Last month, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) convened a high-level forum in Nigeria, “Bridging the Gap in Nigeria’s Health System” – featuring roundtable discussions highlighting strategies and models to address effective healthcare financing, best practices for preventing and treating communicable and non-communicable diseases and innovative solutions to strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare system. This forum is ...

13 December 2018 read more

The new health economy, the private sector and the road to universal health coverage

Today is Universal Health Coverage Day. A new book edited by Rabin Martin’s Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Ilona Kickbusch (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva) and Louis Galambos (Johns Hopkins University) provides a range of insights into the extent and impact of the global health economy and how private firms are contributing to ...

12 December 2018 read more

Thinking differently about how to harness healthcare markets

Rabin Martin President & CEO Jeff Sturchio’s recent contribution to the British Medical Journal discusses how thinking differently about how to harness health markets could provide more health for more people. The article, “The global healthcare markets” — delves into the complex global health economy and challenges in adapting health systems to provide more ...

11 December 2018 read more

Public-private partnerships: Lessons from the AIDS response in Botswana

Last year, Rabin Martin President & CEO Jeff Sturchio presented to the Exploring Partnership Governance in Global Health workshop presented by the National Academies of Sciences and Medicines. As we near World AIDS Day, sharing his thoughtful insights on how the multi-sectoral African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnership (ACHAP) between the Bostwana government and the private ...

29 November 2018 read more

Rethinking healthcare quality: An interview with Margaret Kruk, co-chair of the Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems

A recently published report by The Lancet found that 5 million people die each year because of poor-quality healthcare in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) and 3.6 million deaths occur due to the lack of use of healthcare altogether. Co-chairs Margaret Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ...

19 November 2018 read more

Spotlight on oncology: Increasing access to patient-centered cancer care

As the global burden of disease shifts from infectious to chronic, non-communicable diseases, health systems and industry are tackling these challenges by focusing on how to provide personalized, patient-centered care to all people who need it, while considering issues around cost and value of innovation. Having just returned from the World Cancer Congress in ...

13 November 2018 read more

A useful new platform illustrates countries’ health security capacity

The Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT), for which Rabin Martin serves as Secretariat, has been working with one of its members, Qlik, to develop and launch an online platform illustrating country qualitative and quantitative data on health security capacity. The platform is an interactive visualization of data from the Joint External Evaluations (JEE), conducted by ...

25 October 2018 read more

Reflections on the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

While newspaper headlines around the recent United Nations General Assembly were dominated by global policy and diplomacy narratives, representatives from the health sector working in government, NGOs, academe, civil society and the private sector were busy coming together around shared interests to address the world’s greatest health challenges. Two highly anticipated events included the ...

16 October 2018 read more

High-level meetings on TB and NCDs to follow this year’s United Nations General Assembly

This week, heads of state and members from civil society, development and the private sector will gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and related meetings. The formal agenda kicks off on September 18th, with the majority of side events that present a unique opportunity for multisectoral engagement and dialogue on key global health issues taking place September 23rd-27th.
17 September 2018 read more

Spotlight on corporate responsibility: Rabin Martin brings unique perspective to strengthen clients’ leadership in global health

Rabin Martin is proud to be a part of the Omnicom family, a company that is committed to promoting responsible practices and making positive contributions to society around the globe.  Our work was recently featured in Omnicom’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility report, showcasing how we work at the intersection of the private sector and unmet public health need to help our clients become leaders in health.
13 September 2018 read more