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On the Road to Women Deliver 2013

On the Road to Women Deliver 2013

En route to the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Rabin Martin Director Whitney Sogol and Associate Adam Lewis discuss what they are looking forward to learning.  Adam Lewis: Wow, Women Deliver is finally here! Whitney Sogol: Do you realize that this is going to be the largest conference focused on women’s ...

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What is the Just Price for Modern Cancer Drugs?

What is the Just Price for Modern Cancer Drugs?

Dr. Brian Drucker, the researcher who in the 1990’s identified imatinib’s potential and begged Novartis to develop it, was a co-signer of the recent Blood article on cancer drug prices. That’s the question which continues to reverberate from the recent week article in the hematology journal Blood rejecting the high prices of treatments for CML (chronic myeloid leukemia), in ...

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From Latin America to Africa, Immunization Goes Viral

From Latin America to Africa, Immunization Goes Viral

A woman and her child in La Paz, Bolivia during the 2011 Vaccination Week in the Americas. Photo courtesy of PAHO This week is World Immunization Week, a global effort to highlight the importance of immunization as a life-saving intervention that guards against preventable diseases such as diphtheria, polio, pertussis and tetanus. This effort was ...

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Adult Obesity: Lost Cause or Opportunity?

Adult Obesity: Lost Cause or Opportunity?

The problems associated with being overweight or obese continue to be in the news nearly everywhere you look. Often the focus is on childhood obesity. The thought is that perhaps with the proper education about the dangers of obesity early in life, we can make a difference in the next generation in a way ...

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Mothers: The Women Behind Today’s ‘Women in the World’

Mothers: The Women Behind Today’s ‘Women in the World’

“We are agents of change, we are drivers of progress, we are makers of peace – all we need is a fighting chance.” This quote from Hillary Clinton at the 2013 Newsweek/Daily Beast Women in the World summit certainly captured the theme of the conference. Of course, by “we,” the former Secretary of State ...

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Prepare for Emergencies: Strengthen Primary Care

Prepare for Emergencies: Strengthen Primary Care

Primary care forms the foundation of all health systems. Without it, communities are less able to respond to humanitarian emergencies, such as those posed by climate change. At the 2nd Columbia University Earth Summit panel on health, speakers highlighted the need to strengthen basic health services to better protect the health of communities when ...

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Addressing the Rise of NCDs – Taking a Multi-sectoral Approach

Addressing the Rise of NCDs – Taking a Multi-sectoral Approach

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease – have become a global epidemic. They do not simply affect the industrialized world – 80% of the deaths from these diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Collectively NCDs have surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in ...

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The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

By Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Adel Mahmoud Why is it that we can buy Coca-Cola beverages virtually anywhere, when basic health products like oral rehydration therapy or condoms are unavailable in many of those same places? As discussed at a recent Princeton Seminar on Global Health, the answer to this question and others may lie ...

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World Cancer Day: Treatment Should Not Be a Luxury

All of us have been touched by cancer, whether personally or through the experience of our families and friends. For those of us living in the developed world, many types of cancer have ceased to be the “dread disease” they once were: Given the remarkable advances in basic science and oncology, it’s more a ...

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Rabin Martin Gives Back to the Community

On Jan. 29, Rabin Martin launched its Community Engagement Program, which provides team members with opportunities to volunteer at local organizations and charities. Led by firm President and CEO Bill Martin and Executive Vice President Rebecca Hoppy, 10 members of the Rabin Martin team spent the day working at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a ...

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Seminar Series on the Role of the Private Sector

Rabin Martin and Princeton University were pleased to inaugurate the Princeton Seminar on Global Health on Dec. 5, 2012 with an event entitled, The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health. The panel session was moderated by Rabin Martin Senior Partner Jeff Sturchio and featured Adel Mahmoud, Princeton University Professor of Molecular ...

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