Following a full day of meetings at the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council’s Special Event on Philanthropy and the Global Health Agenda (see the previous posting), ECOSOC’s President H.E. Sylvie Lucas hosted a reception (co-sponsored by CARE and the Global Health Progress initiative). Leaders from various nations, the global health community, biopharmaceutical companies and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) mingled and continued an informal discussion on health partnerships and advancing the global public health agenda.
A news release issued by the hosting organizations quoted several of the speakers at the evening event, including Chris Singer, President of the International Section at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) who stated that “We are all in this together. Promoting and strengthening partnerships to improve global health is something research-based biopharmaceutical companies remain strongly committed to.”