At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, I met with world and healthcare leaders to discuss the impact of serious health challenges on emerging economies - and new models for innovating medicines and methods of working that would help to solve them.
With all the medical advancements we enjoy today in the developed world, it can be easy to forget the health plight of the world’s poorest. One billion people, including 500 million children, suffer from chronic, disabling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that disable, disfigure, and sometimes kill. They also prevent adults and families from working their way out of poverty and keep children out of school. The impact of NTDs on economic advancement is enormous.