Bringing Breakthroughs to the Developing World

Bringing Breakthroughs to the Developing World

06.07.11 | By Kate Connors

AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan, in his role as President of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, gave the keynote address at a recent meeting of African health ministers in Geneva. At the luncheon hosted by IFPMA and Global Health Progress (GHP), Mr. Brennan spoke about the need for partnership and sustainable new business solutions to improve health care capacity in African countries in order to meet the challenge of non-communicable disease.

The speech is worth a look. Among the points Mr. Brennan raised is that to make real progress in reducing the toll from non-communicable diseases, we will all need to work together - governments, NGOs and biopharmaceutical research companies. And for the results of that work to have a meaningful impact on patients, we must put in place sustainable systems that can increase capacity and access to quality care.

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