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Richard Hatzfeld
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Richard Hatzfeld is a global communications leader and public health champion who has led campaigns in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to confront many of the most urgent health issues of our time. Richard is a senior partner at Finn Partners, leading the firm's global public health group from Washington, DC. He was previously a senior leader at Ogilvy, where he advised multinational companies, foundations and NGOs on global health issues, including infectious and parasitic diseases, maternal and child health, immunization, pandemic preparedness, and antimicrobial resistance. Before Ogilvy, Richard was communications director at the Sabin Vaccine Institute and led communications activities for their vaccine development, infectious disease and advocacy efforts, as well as the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and its award-winning END7 Campaign. Richard began his global public health career pioneering the development of the first reproductive health product line and a nationwide network of maternal/child clinics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on behalf of USAID.
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How innovative partnership models may help slow the erosion of medical care in America’s rural and Indigenous tribal areas

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As incomes continue to rise in more than 100 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, so too will the demand for better healthcare, convenience products, electronics, and household staples.

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Investments in public health are the building blocks of a brighter future for all of us

8 months ago no Comment

Framing Alzheimer’s Disease as a public health imperative linked to chronic disease prevention could be the catalyst we need to encourage younger people to adopt healthier behavior while there’s still enough time.

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Malaria remains one of the greatest public health threats facing humanity.

9 months ago no Comment

This is not the time to roll out stale messaging delivered by a carousel of health officials trying to convince the public to get the test kits.

11 months ago no Comment

We continue to lose many of the battles we should win against cancer.

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Yesterday marked the 36th year that the world observed World No Tobacco Day. This relatively obscure milestone masks a stalled effort to curb consumption of combustible cigarettes and other nicotine-related products. It’s unlikely most people paid any attention.

But the impact of smoking is all around us, even if we don’t see it. Statistics rarely tell a provocative story to compel people to action.

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Antimicrobial resistance is not an American problem; it is a threat shared by every country

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How America’s pharmaceutical industry can help prevent an erosion of the U.S. healthcare system.

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