Uprooted: corporatisation & compromise in NGO campaigns

Two and a Half Measures

The corporatisation of NGOs is now a well established phenomenon. Corporate partnerships, together with generous grants and an army of paid members, ensure that CEO salaries, glistening HQs and huge budgets are all just part of another day at the office for the biggest NGO brands.

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The ethics of “innovation” in global health

UPS (United Parcel Service) recently announced that it is teaming up with a drone company and GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) to use robotic aircrafts to deliver essential medicines to remote areas in developing countries. UPS is partnering with Zipline, a California start-up, to deliver blood products to health centres in Rwanda as part of another partnership with the Rwandan government. This is certainly a great, and perhaps surprising, example of the increasing integration of start-up mentality and tools with international development and global health.

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