PSI and Pfizer Partner to Address Hypertension in Vietnam and Myanmar

WASHINGTON, DC. April 20, 2017. The international nonprofit organization Population Services International (PSI) and the biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced Healthy Communities, a US $1 million collaboration to expand access to life-saving hypertension medicines and treatment services in Myanmar and Vietnam. Approximately one-quarter of all adults in Myanmar and Vietnam have hypertension, which

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3 Ways Development NGOs can Increase Their Impact in 2016

By John Sauer, Senior Technical Advisor for PSI’s WASH program First the good news: the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age was more than cut in half between 1990 and 2015. As the global development community transitions from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), impressive stats

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Shared Value and Saving Lives: Join the Discussion

FSG & GBCHealth are hosting a webinar tomorrow (Wednesday, June 13) titled Competing by Saving Lives: Stories of Implementation. PSI CEO Karl Hofmann will participate in the discussion alongside Duncan Learmouth, GSK; Ole Kjerkegaard Nielson, Novo Nordish; and Kathy Pickus, Abbott.

The discussion will center around the theme of shared value (seen above). Shared value is defined by FSG as the “idea that companies can compete on the basis of solving social problems is gaining increasing attention around the world.” The report Competing by Saving Lives published in March examined how pharmaceutical and medical device companies create shared value in global health,” by reconceiving their products and markets, redefining productivity in their value chains and strengthening local health clusters.”

The panel members, moderated by FSG’s Kyle Peterson, will discuss their experiences in global health within the context of creating shared value in the private and public sector.

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Date: June 13, 2012
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am PT,11:00 – noon ET 5:00pm – 6:00pm Central European Time


Kyle Peterson, Managing Director, FSG


Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, Population Services International
Duncan Learmouth, Senior Vice-President, Developing Countries & Market Access, GSK
Ole Kjerkegaard Nielsen, Programme Director, Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk
Kathy Pickus, Vice President of Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott 

Register Here ($49)

Tweet along during the webinar using the hashtags #sharedvalue and #globalhealth

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