The Power of Partnership
December 1, 2019
Across the world, daunting health care challenges impact people daily. These are challenges that can’t be solved by one doctor, one scientist, one person alone. Fortunately, dedicated professionals from different disciplines are working together in NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), which are committed to helping tackle some of these issues. And these NGOs aren’t just groups of health professionals, they are organizations of highly motivated experts seeking to make the world a healthier place.
Through our Fellowship for Global Health, we are honored to have the opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated NGO partners – innovative organizations committed to finding creative and sustainable solutions to widespread global health challenges. These organizations are just a few of the accomplished organizations that our company has had the privilege to partner with over the years through the Fellowship program.
Through partnerships with BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), Purdue University and their local partner, The Medical Missionaries of Mary, and Mission Rabies, we’ve been able to work with these NGOs in their efforts to find public health solutions for a diverse range of problems – from building a cancer referral system, to helping invent new ways to manufacture medicines locally, to trying to stop the spread of rabies from dogs to humans.
“Our organization was founded and works to engage private industry and cross-sector partners in improving and impacting global health.”
Jennifer DentPresident and CEO of BVGH
To solve some of the world’s biggest health care issues, the right people need to connect. That’s just part of what makes BVGH’s role so crucial. BVGH is a nonprofit organization from Seattle, Washington that works at the crossroads of the private and public sectors to advance research and improve health. The core mission of BVGH is to connect the necessary people, resources, and ideas together in order to solve health care challenges across the globe.
Purdue University & The Medical Missionaries of Mary
This is Sister Zita: a missionary with The Medical Missionaries of Mary. But she’s not just any missionary, she was also formerly the head of the Industrial Pharmacy Teaching Unit at the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy (KSP) in Moshi Tanzania – a partnership program with Purdue University that’s relentless in its mission to help Africa manufacture its own quality medicines – by Africans, for Africa.
“Let’s make something that will be sustainable so that the Africans will be able to make something for themselves and made by Africans for Africans. But they need to be properly equipped. And so we are borrowing our learning from a company that has a good name and willing to share the talents of their people.”– Sister Zita, missionary with The Medical Missionaries of Mary
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Mission Rabies is a charity organization based in the UK that is dedicated to its mission of a rabies-free world. They are a hands-on, on-the-ground group of animal and medical experts who aim to see rabies eliminated by 2030. They’re consistently getting closer and closer to this goal by getting in the field to vaccinate dogs, educate locals on rabies prevention, and collect data from communities affected by rabies.
“Rabies is a fully-preventable disease and yet it kills tens of thousands of people across the world.”
Ilona OtterDirector of International Veterinary Training with Worldwide Veterinarian Service & Mission Rabies