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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.
3 months ago no Comment

There is a reason most children today live into adulthood, women around the world no longer feel like surviving childbirth is a roll of the dice and smoking cigarettes or driving without a seatbelt are viewed largely as reckless choices. These are examples of the impact of global public health, a quiet force that has […]

3 months ago no Comment

Viruses are the ultimate freeloaders. The best among them — influenza, smallpox and SARS-CoV-2 — spread easily among human hosts while delivering high mortality rates. It would be easy to say that the severity of an outbreak is primarily the result of the strength of a pathogen. But in the past century of battling viruses […]

Galien Foundation Forum
7 months ago no Comment

It is critical we learn from Covid-19 and direct the lessons learned into better preparing for future pandemics. What change do we focus on?

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