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2013 status report on pharmaceutical R&D to address diseases disproportionately affecting people in low- and middle-income countries

The research-based pharmaceutical industry is actively involved in the fight against diseases affecting vulnerable populations. With 162 compounds in development, R&D programs and pipelines show industry’s commitment to these pressing health challenges. Most of these R&D projects are carried out through innovative collaborations with non-industry partners.

http://www.ifpma.org/fileadmin/content/Publication/2014/IFPMA_Status_Report_Neglected_Conditions_2013.pdf
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Watch Q&A at 00:51 minutes. WorldBank President Jim Yong Kim says "the industry is a critically important part of the solutions we want to find."

From the Universal Health Coverage in Emerging Economies event hosted by CSIS.

Universal Health Coverage in Emerging Economies featuring World Bank Group President Jim Kim
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Health is Wealth.  Video from the World Economic Forum.

Speakers: Francis S. Collins, Paul Bulcke, Arianna Huffington, Joseph Jimenez, Mauricio Cárdenas

http://webcasts.weforum.org/widget/1/davos2014?p=1&pi=1&a=52843
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Today  is the second anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) – the largest coordinated effort against NTDs to date. Since its launch, governments across the globe have committed to end NTDs and hundreds of millions of people have been treated for these diseases.  This week we’re recognizing the remarkable progress and momentum achieved since the formation of this global partnership where 13 pharmaceutical companies; the governments of the United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; World Bank and other international organizations formed a global partnership to control and eliminate 10 NTDs by the end of the decade – a commitment that Sabin Vaccine Institute’s president Dr. Peter Hotez calls a “tipping point for the world’s poor.”

http://endtheneglect.org/2014/01/feeling-optimistic-on-the-2nd-anniversary-of-the-london-declaration-for-ntds/?utm_campaign=KFF%253A%2520Global%2520Health%2520Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=11797266&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dRsinWaf-fDQxJ2551sSyAnO3gMCeWDmJ78SXEyicJ7PJp9QAFJEIM9IfFspMkI0H-FKWVvIGGSWnYroKjxJqbAkCLg&_hsmi=11797266
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In 2012, 13 pharmaceutical companies, the governments of the United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; World Bank and other organisations formed a global partnership, through the London declaration, the largest co-ordinated effort against NTDs to date. Partners pledged new commitments and expanded existing support for reaching key NTD control and elimination goals. Notably, the pharmaceutical companies pledged 14bn doses of pills for free. Now we have all of the treatments required to control and eliminate the seven most common NTDs accounting for over 90% of the global burden.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/jan/14/ntds-post-2015-development-goals
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