“There is a shift taking place in the public health arena to strategically engage the private sector to address global health needs,” said Bridget McHenry, a fellow for Global Health Fellows Program II, serving as organizational development adviser for Office of Population and Reproductive Health in U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau.
|A health worker visits a malaria patient in a rural village in Kenya.|
Perhaps it’s not such a surprise that one of the world’s largest and most innovative medical technology companies would be involved in such work. But would you think of IBM, Dow and PepsiCo at the edge of innovation for global health? These companies — and companies like them — are champions for global health, and their work shows it.