Charles Knirsch, VP of Clinical Affairs and ID Disease Area Lead at Pfizer, affirms that developed countries are obligated to stay focused on international development issues.
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Charles Knirsch: One of the good things about international travel now is that people are more aware of cultures and environments, because they are traveling on business to emerging markets and, frankly, even some of the less develop countries. So I think, in general, what globalization has brought us--more awareness of some of the inequities, not just with poverty but diseases. And I hope with some of the economic trouble in the developed world that we don’t lose sight of the fact that in the developing world they are suffering much worst than we are. So that we have an obligation in the developed world to not loose focus on international development issues.
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