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News: ABCHealth gaining momentum - At last year’s Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Aliko Dangote, the African business magnate, announced a partnership between the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth. Since the announcement, the partners have worked together to develop the foundation for a regional platform to connect African business leaders and philanthropists to mobilize coordinated action on health. “The time is ripe for the private sector ... Read More
Campaigns: Are you a Resistance Fighter? - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses or protozoa) to nullify the effects of antimicrobial drugs, resulting in these drugs becoming ineffective. AMR can affect anyone, at any age, in any country. GBCHealth has joined forces with BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company) and other global health leaders in a new campaign to raise awareness ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: Tackling the Childhood Cancer Crisis in Africa - An Innovative Public-Private Approach that is Saving Lives Now and Building Capacity On June 11th at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, six children and their parents rang the survivor bell of the new pediatric cancer ward to mark the end of their cancer treatment. Until recently, these halls were quiet. Children with cancer in Uganda, like much of Africa, face ... Read More
Events: Changing Attitudes to Combat Harmful Drinking - Reducing the harmful use of alcohol has been identified as an important component of reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as contributing to sustainable development, two key goals, identified by the United Nations. There is a need for multisector collaboration to support and complement actions taken nationally or regionally to achieve global goals. This idea of working ... Read More
Events: Key Decisions Made at the 39th Global Fund Board Meeting - On May 6-10, the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) convened in Skopje, Macedonia for the 39th Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  The Board approved decisions to launch the revised Eligibility Policy for Global Fund grants and new approach to support non-eligible countries in crisis, confirmed a phased roll-out for the CCM evolution, appointed members ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: ALIMA Empowers Mothers to Detect Child Malnutrition - In recent years, the Sahel, a semi-arid region in West Africa, has faced numerous food crises, caused mainly by ongoing and escalating conflicts, population displacement, poor rainfall, failed harvests and severe poverty. According to UNICEF, in 2018, nearly 1.6 million children in this region will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition, many with complications that require hospitalization. Typically, it has ... Read More