"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"