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Philippe Douste Blazy

A Race Against Time to Check Malaria Resistance

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 04.22.2016 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Insecticide-treated bed nets and spraying of homes have proved formidable tools to fight malaria. Concern is growing, however, that hard-fought gains over the past decade could be undermined by insecticide resistance.

The European Union Should Levy a Financial Transaction Tax to Fund a "Marshall Plan" for Refugees

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 09.27.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Considering that we are faced with a situation which is totally unprecedented since the Second World War, We call on the states of the European Union to come to an agreement and take action. An adequate response is urgent if we want to prevent a dangerous rise in racism and xenophobia.

The Migrant Crisis in Europe Does Have a Long Term Solution

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Every day, for more than two years now, the world's poorest people risk their lives to escape from horror and reach the "paradise" of Europe. Many of them die on the way, in Africa, in the Mediterranean, or in the Channel Tunnel where they are crushed by the wheels of trucks.

How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty

Katherine Keating | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Katherine Keating

The biggest challenge of international development and ending extreme poverty is funding. Achieving the MDGs isn't just about will power, it's about financial investment; healthcare, schools, technology, etc. all cost money.

UNITAID holds a key for revolutionizing access to HIV medicines

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Today is World AIDS Day, a time to again take stock of the international community's response to tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We've come a long way since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.

A Tale of Two Reports: Global Inequality According to Bill Gates and Oxfam

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Two reports on global inequality made headlines recently, putting a spotlight on an oft-neglected topic. As the world's movers and shakers flock to Davos for the World Economic Forum, these reports describe two different situations, in essence "the best of times" and the "worst of times."

Beating HIV: We Have the Tools, and Must Stay the Course

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

My vision is for a World AIDS Day in the near future where we can say with pride that we have achieved universal access to treatment. This goal is within reach, but only by supporting important initiatives to make medicines available, appropriate, and affordable will we fully be able to grasp it.

President Clinton Congratulates France for Defining the Way Forward for Innovative Financing

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

If UNITAID proved how the power of numbers could be used to raise more money to combat extreme poverty, then we need to take the next step. Why can't we take microscopic contributions from the activities that most profit from globalization?

Why I Am Thinking About the Nobel Peace Prize on World Malaria Day

Mark Leon Goldberg | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Mark Leon Goldberg

We need to diversify how we fund the global fight against diseases like malaria. The term for this is "innovative financing for development." The world's laboratory for innovative financing is located in Geneva, in a small outpost of the UN family called UNITAID.

Global Health Innovators

Tom Lines | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Tom Lines

"The international community cannot afford another failed summit, like those on climate change in Copenhagen and Cancun, or the endless WTO negotiations on more equitable terms for international trade" Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy says.