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Impacting global health through multi-stakeholder initiatives, high impact partnering, and alliance management.

BVGH has a unique perspective: we look at the health problems facing developing countries and emerging markets through a dual lens with expertise in both global health and biopharmaceutical industry dynamics.

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BVGH, Agilent Technologies, and Merck collaborate to build capacity in Africa to fight NTDs 

As a part of its Fellowship Program, BVGH sent a gently-used Agilent high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system, alongside two Merck scientists, to the University of Buea in Cameroon. To read more about this instrument placement and fellowship, click here

BVGH Accelerates R&D for Neglected Diseases through WIPO Re:Search Collaborations 

BVGH released its second compilation of WIPO Re:Search collaboration stories featuring partnerships accelerating neglected disease research. The report highlights 26 specific, successful product development collaborations. Click here to read the storybook.

BVGH President, Jennifer Dent, Discusses Financial and Economic Strengths of Nigeria for the Pharmaceutical Market with PharmaVOICE

Jennifer Dent, President of BVGH, was recently interviewed by PharmaVOICE Magazine in "Balancing Risk and Reward in Nigeria", regarding the country's potential as an up-and-coming pharmaceutical market. Click here to read more.

BVGH Fellowship Program — Back to School: Cameroon Edition Back to School 

In partnership with Merck (Merck is known as ‘MSD’ outside of the US and Canada) and the Merck Fellowship for Global Health, BVGH has placed Merck scientists at biomedical research centers in Africa for the past two years. This year two Merck scientists, Drs. Ellen Minnihan and Lihu Yang, were placed at the Institut Pasteur de Tunis (Tunisia), as well as at the University of Buea (Cameroon), where they taught University scientists how to install, maintain, and use a cutting-edge laboratory device for drug discovery. Click here to read more about the scientists’ time at the University of Buea. 

Biopharma Companies Fight Tropical Diseases to Improve Global Health

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of devastating viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases that predominantly burden individuals and communities living in poverty. NTDs received the moniker “neglected” due to the lack of attention they have received [...]