Annual General Meeting

How appropriate that GLOBALHealthPR Australia partner VIVA! Communications chose Alexion’s David Kwasha to share his personal and Company views on rare diseases on World Rare Disease Day during our two-day annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia last week.AGM-14-Logo

He challenged our group of leading, independent health-focused public relations firms to do more to advance the cause of rare diseases, and in particular, ultra-rare diseases.

In the U.S., a rare disease affects fewer than 200,000 persons, and an ultra-rare disease, fewer than 6,000.

David seemed happy to know that GLOBALHealthPR has already supported the location and identification of nearly 100 percent more children with Progeria, most definitely an ultra-rare disease in which children age rapidly. To date, about 110 children have been identified living with Progeria, an increase from 50 or so just five years ago. We titled our campaign “Find the other 150” because at the time, about 200 Progeria children were estimated worldwide. [Read more…] about Realizing Rare Opportunities

Exactly four weeks from today, our health communications executives from over a dozen countries will gather in Sydney, Australia for the 14th annual GLOBALHealthPR Annual General Meeting (AGM). Chaired by Spectrum, GLOBALHealthPR is AGM14the largest privately-held organization dedicated exclusively to science and health communications worldwide. Our partners at VIVA! Communications will host the meeting, and we can’t wait to attend. [Read more…] about Down Under to Discuss What’s Up in Health and Science Communications