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July 11, 2013
To launch our new collaborative initiative, the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare, we hosted a webinar with representatives from many sectors in the healthcare industry. Here are three lessons about the principles that can help business tackle major sustainability issues—such as improving global health outcomes.
December 12, 2012
While working nearly a decade for a pharmaceutical think tank, I witnessed how great things can be accomplished when the barriers of competition fall. In my experience, collectively finding solutions not only generates recommendations, guidelines and best practices, it also fosters new models and pushes entire sectors towards faster progress. And today, faster progress is what we need to deliver safer, more affordable, and more effective medicine to larger populations.
December 1, 2012
While in Kenya this month, I sat in on a HERproject training on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for future peer health educators. BSR’s HERproject uses a peer-to-peer training methodology to reach women working in factories and farms in Asia and Africa—to date, we’ve reached more than 200,000 women across eight countries.
September 4, 2012
In many ways, the health care industry has been able to address the world's health needs while also making a profit. But this win-win does not apply for certain types of diseases or for certain markets. Is it time for the industry to reconsider its business model?
August 20, 2012
From the “Oreo Cookie lawsuit” over trans-fat to the ban on Happy Meals in San Francisco to the tax on saturated fat in Denmark, the message is that corporate responsibility, when it comes to health and wellness, doesn’t exist and that only with the help of disincentives (in the form of regulations) are we going to help consumers make healthier choices.
August 14, 2012
The misuse and overuse of antibiotics in the meat industry is contributing to the growth of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria—an issue that is affecting the buying decisions of a growing number of consumers. How should the industry address the issue?
July 11, 2012
Over the past five years, BSR’s HERproject has reached nearly 120,000 women around the world, equipping them with powerful health knowledge to improve their own lives as well as the lives of their families and communities. And although this impact is quite significant, we’re frequently asked: "What about the men? Wouldn’t they benefit from increased health knowledge and awareness too?"