Pharma companies can have an “emerging markets strategy” Emerging markets are nothing like one another: an Argentinian denied an expensive new drug will usually just go and get a court to order his insurer or the state to pay for it; an Indonesian may never even find out what’s wrong with him. Argentina spends about $1050 per person on … [Read more...] about Five myths about access to medicines in emerging markets
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Most industrialised countries use about nine percent of GDP for government health spending and about 11 percent of GDP for overall health spending (public and private combined). This chart from the World Bank (based on WHO data) shows the percentage of GDP spent by governments on health and this one the overall health spending. The … [Read more...] about The basics about spending on health around the world
UPDATED WITH INTERNATIONAL REACTIONS The Financing for Development meeting ended last night in Addis Ababa with the UK Secretary of State for Development hailing it as "a historic international deal that takes us beyond aid." Justine Greening went on to say, "It is the first ever agreement that allows us to harness private sector investment and … [Read more...] about The Addis deal that will “turbo charge development”
Hyderus has enjoyed a very fruitful twelve months and, in this blog, I would like to look at the type of work being undertaken by the company during the last year and give you an overview of the diverse areas of business in which Hyderus becomes involved. We have been working on several projects this year, spanning all continents and involving … [Read more...] about Hyderus making bigger waves!!
No fashionable university is without its own department doing studies and advocacy on global health these days and NGOs and consultancies proliferate. Richard Horton and his team at The Lancet seem to produce ever more elaborate reports and commissions demanding an extra $30 billion here or $50 billion there. None of them tell you that funding for … [Read more...] about The failure of global health advocacy spelled out in numbers
There was a time when international declarations changed the world. Maybe some still do but increasingly leaders communicate in 140 characters, not 20-page communiqués. Even international agreements and treaties may not be worth the paper they're written on, much less the thousands of days of staff time that go into them, according to an elegant … [Read more...] about International declarations and treaties don’t change things — Tweets do
Hyderus and Toilet Twinning Hyderus has recently twinned its toilets with those in Bihar, India, establishing two separate toilets through the Tearfund and Cord charities as part of their drive to build more toilets in countries with poor hygiene and sanitation. When twinning toilets, there are several countries to choose from, mostly in … [Read more...] about Hyderus causing a stink!