Innovating to Advance Global Health Access
There are more than 7 billion people in the world today, and over 70 percent of them live in emerging markets, where access to quality health care can be limited.
Addressing the crowd at the 2018 Social Good Summit, Nanette Cocero, President of Emerging Markets for Pfizer Innovative Health, spoke about the challenges to health access in these areas and the opportunities for innovators, entrepreneurs and corporations to make a difference.
"The imbalance of health care around the world is astounding. The continent of Africa bears almost 25 percent of the global burden of disease yet has access to only 3 percent of its health workers and only 1 percent of its financial resources," she explained. "We need more people, with and without medical skills, who are willing to commit their creative minds to address patients' needs."