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The future of AIDS: Leading experts reflect on progress and challenges in defeating AIDS - World AIDS Day 2016 brings with it an opportunity for communities worldwide to reflect on the progress, to acknowledge challenges, to develop strategies and to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme ‘Leadership. Commitment. Impact.’, highlights the importance of taking responsibility across private and public sectors to facilitate coordinated efforts to solve the issues at hand. As the ... Read More
Doing Your Business – Toilets and Health - by Ian Matthews, Director, GBCHealth World Toilet Day is November 19th. Hopefully you are reading this sitting… at your desk. This year, I found myself recalling an unforgettable campaign UNICEF launched a few years ago in India to encourage kids to use toilets. The Poo2Loo initiative headlined by Mr. Poo and his Poo Dabba Dance was meant to raise awareness ... Read More
Partner Spotlight | Sanergy - November 19 is World Toilet Day, a UN-sanctioned global day to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring access to safe and hygienic sanitation for everyone, forever. On November 19, 2011, Sanergy launched its first Fresh Life Toilet in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum. This year, they will be celebrating their five-year anniversary with a network of over 800 Fresh Life Toilets ... Read More
Transparency Can Enhance CSR Impact - By Mira Wang, Communications, GBCHealth Transparency is an essential building block of impactful corporate health and development programs. As companies work toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), clarity around motivation and disclosure of both progress and setbacks are fundamental to our collective success. Sharing knowledge in this way enables development programs to generate best practices, allowing new programs to ... Read More
Johnson & Johnson: Fostering Innovative Partnerships to Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula - Winner of the 2016 Business Action on Health Award: Women & Girls For more than 20 years, Johnson & Johnson has been working with partners to support and expand programs to prevent and treat obstetric fistula, a traumatic childbirth injury caused by prolonged, obstructed labor. 70% of the more than 2 million cases worldwide remain untreated. Women suffering from the ... Read More
Safe Birth Even Here – An Initiative from UNFPA - Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or prone to, conflict or natural disaster. In these settings, women and girls are often cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition and disease. But their lives can be saved with access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. Join Safe Birth Even ... Read More