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Andy Wright was made a Star Member on Business Fights Poverty.
May 28, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"Thanks all for an interesting discussion. Look forward to it continuing."
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"Hi Jo-Ann, yes, the most important factor in accelerating the R&D of our candidate vaccine was partnership. Collaboration of different sectors was fundamental to GSK being able to accelerate R&D. Support came from numerous organisations,…"
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"If the public and private sector combine their respective resources and expertise, the overall impact is potentially much greater. This was evident in the way different sectors pulled together to react to the Ebola outbreak. The crisis caught the…"
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"The best way to respond is by being there already. If a business has a presence in the country, it can mount a local response. For example, we have a business in the affected countries which reinvests some of its profits back into training…"
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"I completely agree, Ruth. The response has to meet the needs of the situation – and the needs of people in the situation. That’s why, in the case of a crisis, we normally work with NGO partners on the ground who can identify these…"
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"In a public health crisis, firstly, businesses need to ensure the safety of their staff and the continuity of their business. It doesn’t help anyone to panic and simply withdraw. Secondly, businesses can contribute to the immediate response…"
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"Hi, I’m Andy Wright from GSK. I lead our portfolio of global health programmes that seek to improve the health of people in developing countries."
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright updated their profile
May 21, 2015
Andy Wright is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
May 21, 2015

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Job Title
VP Global Health Programmes
Organisation
GlaxoSmithKline
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I work for a company
Website:
http://www.gsk.com
About my work:
I lead GSK's portfiolio of health programmes - providing products and grants to improve health in countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Health, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships

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