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The former Ethiopian Health Minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). While he is well-liked by many, he certainly has his opponents–and for good reason.

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Today health ministers and their entourages meet in Geneva at the World Health Assembly, where one of the primary topics discussed will be efforts to improve medicine quality.

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This AEI Events Podcast features Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discussing philanthropy, her background in medicine, an how the Gates Foundation is working to advance its motto that “all lives have equal value.”

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, joins us for the first of three episodes for AEI’s Grand Opening Week.

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AEI President Arthur Brooks hosts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann for a conversation on how private philanthropy can advance global public health.

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Corruption and Medicine Quality in Latin America: A Pilot Study

Fake and substandard medicines are a significant problem in developing nations, and a growing problem in developed ones too. Our study finds that corruption is strongly correlated with poor quality drugs.

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The current response to Zika eclipses the ever-present need to put in place a permanent infrastructure, capable of addressing the risks posed by mosquito-borne diseases.

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We have aedes aegypti mosquitoes all over the US, especially in the South, so come spring we may a Zika outbreak here too.

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Western officials should push to harmonize the definition of what constitutes “adulterated” medicine.

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Citizens of the 21st century need to have a more comprehensive set of real-time metrics that are relevant to evolving health systems across the globe. One single ranking number is not going to tell us whether we are improving or not.

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