Diseases do not respect borders: A conversation with the CDC’s Dr. Rebecca Martin on the economic case for preventing disease outbreaks

Dr. Rebecca Martin is a fixture in the global health community. As director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, Dr. Martin’s leadership has been a driving force in engaging the public and private sectors to accelerate progress towards disease prevention, detection and response around the world. Dr. Martin and her colleagues at the CDC are also important partners to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT), a coalition of companies that acts as a central touchpoint for industry to mobilize efforts to protect against, detect and respond to disease threats.
30 April 2018 read more

A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all

On April 11, 2018, Rabin Martin’s President & CEO Jeff Sturchio gave a keynote address on the role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all at the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations Global Health Policy Forum. The event brought together senior public, NGO and private-sector professionals to discuss strategies and solutions for multisectoral engagement and partnership development.
18 April 2018 read more

In pursuit of innovation: Measuring the value of neurodiversity

Amid growing competition for talent, particularly within the health care space, there’s a need to develop approaches to attract and retain the brightest candidates. The ambition to create effective, dynamic, 21st century teams to drive and maintain corporate competitive advantage has led a growing number of organizations to search beyond narrow, conventional talent pools. Throwing their nets out in search of fresh thinking, these companies have been rethinking their HR processes to access neurodiverse talent.
17 April 2018 read more

Getting NCD multisectoral partnerships right: Collaborating to improve health workers training and to strengthen supply chains

Noncommunicable diseases, notably cancers, heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease kill an estimated 40 million people annually. With more than 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle- income countries, NCDs have become a major global health priority. Indeed, the inclusion of NCDs within the Sustainable Development Goals reflects their importance as a health priority as well as influence on long-term economic development.
02 April 2018 read more

The private sector: A partner in global health security and universal health coverage

I have been working in global health for more than 25 years, in a variety of roles in the research-based pharmaceutical industry, in leadership positions in non-governmental organizations, and today as head of a global health strategy firm that works at the intersection of public health and private industry to help advance the health of millions around the world.
14 February 2018 read more

Who are emerging voices in global health? We asked the experts

We continue our series on the future of global health. What new opportunities exist for collaboration to meet the growing need for healthcare for people around the world? What breakthrough innovations can we expect to see this year? Whose voices will shape the global health agenda within our current economic and political climate? We tapped our network of clients and health experts to find out. Here is what they said.
13 February 2018 read more