Rabin Martin is the Secretariat for the Private Sector Roundtable on Global Health Security.
What is the PSRT?
The Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT) on Global Health Security mobilizes industry to help countries prevent and prepare for health crises at the local, national and global levels. We are a leading voice of the private sector within the global health security community.
Our priority is protecting the health of our employees and their communities, as well as reducing the direct and indirect financial consequences of health emergencies.
The PSRT leverages private sector expertise and resources to mitigate health and development risks and vulnerabilities. We work with countries and multilateral agencies to strengthen the health infrastructure needed to save lives and ensure business continuity.
The PSRT is co-chaired by Alan Tennenberg, Chief Medical Officer Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson, and Ashling Mulvaney, Vice President, Access to Healthcare and Healthy Heart Africa at AstraZeneca.
What is the PSRT’s unique value?
|Coordinated private sector response that delivers greater impact in protecting employees from health threats and mitigating disruption to business||Health emergencies have both health and economic costs
6 million+ lives
90% of countries
|Channel for providing private sector expertise and resources to support government, civil society and multilateral partners in strengthening global and national health infrastructure|
|Platform for the private sector to champion global policies that promote health and economic growth – as a member of the steering committee of the Global Health Security Agenda||$28 trillion
projected by the IMF to be lost worldwide due to COVID-19 through 2025
|Visibility for the private sector in strengthening health security – a growing global concern|
“Already the PSRT are supporting capacity building and communication. With such committed partnerships, we will strengthen our capacity to prevent, detect, and control emerging and remerging infections.”
Dr. Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda
Our member companies are from diverse industries – health care, communications, energy, technology and logistics – and view global health security as core to their business strategy and long-term sustainability.
Current members include:
- Becton, Dickinson and Company
- Emergent BioSolutions
- Henry Schein
- Johnson & Johnson
- IPG Health
- UPS Foundation
PSRT COVID-19 Briefings and Events
Rabin Martin, as the Secretariat for the Private Sector Roundtable for Global Health Security (PSRT), has hosted a series of webinars on the latest health impacts of COVID-19. Select speakers have included:
|December 16, 2021||Conference on Public Health in Africa Side Event|
|Dr. Issa Makumbi, Director of the Public Health Emergency Operations Center, Uganda Ministry of Health|
|Allan Mackenzie, Associate Director Government Affairs, AstraZeneca|
|Briana Ferrigno, President, McCann Global Health|
|Dr. Catherine Murithi, Global Public Health Leader Africa, Becton, Dickinson and Company|
|September 24, 2021||Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria|
|Ashling Mulvaney, PSRT Co-Chair and Vice President, Access to Healthcare and Healthy Heart Africa, AstraZeneca|
|June 18, 2021||Raj Kumar, President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex|
|John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC|
|Alan Tennenberg, PSRT Co-Chair and Chief Medical Officer, Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson|
|June 24, 2020||Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency|
|May 13, 2020||Ludy Suryantoro, Head of Unit, Multisectoral Engagement for Health Security (MHS), Health Security Preparedness Department, World Health Emergency (WHE) Programme of WHO|
|March Ho, Technical Officer at Health Security Preparedness Department, WHO|
|May 6, 2020||Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University|
|April 29, 2020||Dr. Vanessa Kerry, Director, Program in Global Public Policy, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Co-founder and CEO, Seed Global Health|
|Dr. Margaret Bourdeau, Research Director, Program in Global Public Policy, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Security and Global Health Project|
|April 23, 2020||Rear Admiral Nancy Knight, MD, Deputy Incident Manager – Global, CDC COVID-19 Response|
|April 16, 2020||Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, Amref Health Africa|
|April 7, 2020||Don Darden, General Manager, Firestone Liberia Inc.|
|March 30, 2020||Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center|
|March 26, 2020||Mukesh Chawla, Chief Adviser, Health Security, World Bank|
|Rocio Schmunis, Senior Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank|
|March 18, 2020||Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health Strategy, UN Foundation|
|Dr. Patrick Osewe, Chief, Health Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank|
|March 4, 2020||Dr. Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Health & Biodefense U.S. Department of State|
|February 11, 2020||Joe Simmonds-Issler, Chief of Staff, CEPI|
|January 30, 2020||Dr. Jose Fernandez, Deputy Director, Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Dr. Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Health & Biodefense, U.S. Department of State|
|Dr. Judy Monroe, President & CEO, CDC Foundation|
We welcome the opportunity to work with you to help bring your ideas to life in becoming leaders in global health.