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How to fight diseases with technology? - Take away from the Global Meeting 2014

17.02.2015

Developing nations are often ill equipped to fight the epidemics that ravage their populations. While Ebola, Mers and HIV/Aids have made headlines, which other infectious diseases are quietly waiting to strike next?

 

In 2012 the United Nations estimated that 35.5 million people were living with HIV/Aids. That same year nearly 600 children were dying from HIV/Aids every day. But other diseases have also been devastating. In 2012, tuberculosis afflicted 11 million people while 6.1 million suffered from malaria. As for Ebola, the World Health Organization recorded 3,069 cases as of 20th August 2014 and is expecting a total of 20,000 cases.

Medical research has made a lot of progress and has been reenergized by the prospect of not merely treating patients but of actually curing them. Medical equipment is sorely lacking in developing countries, but certain technologies are becoming available… How can these help fight disease?

 

Watch the video below with Global Meeting Speakers: Jessica Horn (Senior Advisor, African Institute for Integrated Responses to VAWG & HIV/AIDS), Caroline Buckee (Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, HARVARD UNIVERSITY) and Pascale Witz (Executive Vice-President, Global Divisions & Strategic Commercial Development, SANOFI) on the theme "How to fight diseases with technology?" 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s empowerment: Our roadmap for the next ten years

  

Jessica Horn (Senior Advisor, African Institute for Integrated Responses to VAWG & HIV/AIDS) 

 

Using a cellphone to check the spread of malaria

  

Caroline Buckee (Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, HARVARD UNIVERSITY)

 

My business and society: Leading for a more equitable world

 

Pascale Witz (Executive Vice-President, Global Divisions & Strategic Commercial Development, SANOFI)