Friday, March 25, 2011

Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) speech to WHO about neglected diseases: words, not action

On March, 2009 I wrote this post about Doctors Without Borders' demanding action  to Mr. Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline CEO, in promoting research for neglected disease.
If you are patient enough to watch the video, done in October 2010, can you please tell me if you have the same impressions?
He talks, talks and talks as if he was bored. Although the words comes from his mouth I don't see any passion about the subject or enthusiasm about promoting health. 
But nothing compares with what Margaret Chan Director General, WHO, said: she thanks Andrew Witty for his... generosity. GENEROSITY? Researching to find treatment to diseases is a generous act? Neglected diseases? Why neglected? No money no cure?
It is clear that health is not in the minds of these people.

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