Global Health Strategies

Dr. Brenda Waning, Coordinator of Market Dynamics for Unitaid tells of various efforts being made throughout the world to make medicine more accessible and its users more knowledgeable, during the 2014 #J2JLungHealth Media Training in Barcelona.
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  Page 1 UNITAID UNION Conference October 2014 Introduction to UNITAID Dr Brenda Waning Coordinator, Market Dynamics  Page 2 Official signing with the five founding countries  when UNITAID was launched, on 19 September 2006, at the United Nations General Assembly, New York Five founding countries (September 2006)  Page 3 Two Sides of Innovation ã Innovative fund raising ã Innovative fund spending  – Realised opportunity to use the funding to influence the markets for the best available diagnostics and treatments  Page 4 Tuberculosis Facts (2013)   9 million fell ill with TB in 2013 ã 1.5 m deaths o 80,000 - Children o 360,000 - TB/HIV coinfection ã 64% received first-line treatment ã 36% not diagnosed or treated ã 550,000 paediatric cases ã Only 35% received treatment* ã 480,000 MDR TB cases o 45% diagnosed o 20% received treatment Source: WHO; *2012 est. Between 2000 & 2013, TB diagnostic & treatment interventions saved an estimated 37 million lives!
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