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Jeffrey L. Sturchio
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Jeff Sturchio is President & CEO of Rabin Martin, a global health strategy firm. He is a global health thought leader and trusted counselor to senior leaders in the private sector, multilateral organizations, governments, NGOs and foundations. Previously, he was President & CEO of the Global Health Council and Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co. Inc., President of The Merck Company Foundation and Chairman of the U.S. Corporate Council on Africa. While at Merck, he led efforts around a global access strategy and was responsible for a number of major public-private partnerships (including the Mectizan Donation Program and the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships). He helped create the International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO), the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) and the MetaForum on asthma and other NCDs. He is a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise; a Senior Associate of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a Principal of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network; a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative and a member of the NCD Alliance Expert Advisory Council. He holds an AB in history from Princeton University and a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Entries by Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Universal Health Coverage: Finding a Path to Health for All

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 4:23 PM

The affordability of health care is an issue familiar to most of us, whether we live in affluent nations, emerging economies or low-income countries. Now, imagine a world in which everyone has equitable access to high quality health services and where maintaining good health no longer carries the risk of...

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In Africa: Ebola Epidemic Exposes Underlying Cracks in the Health System

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:08 PM

With the number of cases exceeding 2,200 and the death toll surpassing 1,200, Ebola has captured news headlines for the last few weeks, and with good reason. The health emergency has hit some of the world's most impoverished nations, none of which has sufficient resources to control the...

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NCDs, Women and the UN Agenda - Public-Private Ingenuity Required

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 4:03 PM

Most people are all too familiar with the burden‎ of chronic disease -- either because they live with such an illness or because a loved one does. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers, heart disease, asthma or diabetes are collectively the leading cause of sickness and death in rich and...

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World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco Control Offers Proven Public Health Benefits -- Will China Seize the Opportunity?

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 1:07 PM

By Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Ambassador Sally G. Cowal

We've known about the dangers of smoking for decades, but tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the world, killing more than six million people each year. If current trends continue, 80 percent of...

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Tackling NCDs Effectively Will Require More Health Workers

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 1:19 PM

This post is co-authored by Louis Galambos and Tina Flores


Imagine having a stroke in a place where the nearest health facility is a two-hour walk away. And should you manage to find your way there, a trained provider isn't available to assist you. Consider what would happen...

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World No-Tobacco Day: Tobacco Use Is on the Rise

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death, killing one out of 10 people people worldwide. Yet there are 1.3 billion smokers around the world. If smoking prevalence were reduced by 20-25 percent, we could prevent 100 million premature deaths by 2020....

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World Cancer Day: Treatment Should Not Be a Luxury

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 10:20 AM

co-authored by Cary Adams.

All of us have been touched by cancer, whether personally or through the experience of our families and friends. For those of us living in the developed world, many types of cancer have ceased to be the "dread disease" they once were: Given the remarkable advances...

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The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 3:36 PM

Co-authored with Dr. Adel Mahmoud

Why is it that we can buy Coca-Cola beverages virtually anywhere, when basic health products like oral rehydration therapy or condoms are unavailable in many of those same places? As discussed in a recent Princeton Seminar on Global Health, the answer...

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Malaria: Solid Success but No Time for Complacence

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2011 | 8:04 PM

By Jeffrey L. Sturchio and David Reddy

In a rural hospital in Ethiopia that cares for the poor, a fragile young girl called Zakhiya has recovered recently from severe malaria. In the six short years of her life, Zakhiya has battled a number of infectious diseases. Her...

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World TB Day 2011: Diagnostics Offer New Hope For Treating Tuberculosis

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 9:57 AM

Co-authored by Vince Forlenza, president and COO of Becton, Dickinson, and Company.

When Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 1882, pulmonary tuberculosis killed two out of every three people it infected. If untreated, this highly transmissible respiratory infection -- known a century ago as consumption and today simply as...

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The Best Investment in Global Women's Health

(2) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 11:48 AM

Around the globe, from Cape Town to Kathmandu, from Manila to Mexico City, millions will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8 -- a day to honor the achievements made by and for women. Looking at this milestone through a global health lens, we see...

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The Global Burden of Cancer

(7) Comments | Posted February 4, 2011 | 11:44 AM

Most of us in developed countries have dwelled in the shadow of cancer. We've anxiously awaited a test result, become intimate with chemotherapy for ourselves or a loved one or held vigil at a bedside.

During those intense and often tragic periods, we usually have options -- education, treatment, pain...

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New Prevention Advances: Can We Now Imagine a World Without AIDS?

(7) Comments | Posted November 28, 2010 | 12:33 PM

Last week, UNAIDS announced that at least 56 countries have stable or declining incidence of HIV/AIDS. Yet on World AIDS Day this week, there are still two new infections for every person put on antiretroviral therapy. However, a series of promising new scientific results in prevention, including three...

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A Child Pneumonia Death Every 20 Seconds Is Unacceptable

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 12:08 PM

One of my earliest memories is peering out at my parents from the inside of an oxygen tent when I was hospitalized for severe pneumonia as a toddler in New Jersey. If I hadn't been living in the United States, with the best medical care available in 1955, I probably...

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Using Business Skills to Solve Social Ills

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 1:06 PM

When the world's leaders gather in New York next week at a special summit on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the United Nations will call on the global community to accelerate progress over the next five years.

The MDGs require governments -- in partnership with business,...

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