GBCHealth Mission: To leverage the full resources of the business community to meet today’s most pressing global health challenges.
Insights: Innovating the Way Forward to Achieve Universal Health Coverage - By Daniel Mora-Brito Universal health coverage (UHC) is based on the principle that individuals and communities have the right to access comprehensive and good quality health services without experiencing financial hardship. Given the rights-based approach that lies at the core of this concept, UHC has become pivotal to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. It calls for partnerships ... Read More
Events: Partnerships to Support the Demographic Dividend: A High-Level Forum in Abidjan - In corporate forums on cross-sector collaboration, companies often express frustrations about not being able to have open dialogues with government representatives, earlier in the planning process, to share their knowledge and explore together how best to build programs that strategically allocate resources for maximum impact. Governments too are both interested and skeptical about how and when to best partner and ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: Breaking the Silence of Viral Hepatitis Through Business Actions - Henry E. Chang, President, Actevis Consulting Group Globally, an estimated 292 million people have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Viral hepatitis infections are often dubbed the “silent killers” as a majority of people – 91% with HBV and 80% with HCV – are not aware that they harbour ... Read More
News: The Rise of Diabetes and the Urgent Need for Action - November 14th marked World Diabetes Day, a day created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming health threats posed by rapidly increasing rates of diabetes globally. Diabetes can be fatal and can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. From 1980 to 2014, the number ... Read More
Insights: New Study Finds that Indirect Impacts of Conflict on Health Cost More Lives than Fighting - By Alyssa Govindan New estimates from the recently published study in The Lancet on armed conflict and child mortality in Africa revealed that conflicts in Africa have resulted in the deaths of as many as 5 million children under the age of 5 over the last 20 years, with over 3 million of them infants aged one year or younger–a ... Read More
News: UN High Level Dialogue – Africa’s Health & Finance: Pathways to Economic Growth & Prosperity - A call for businesses to step up in health and take bold action “Health is everything, including wealth,” was a rallying statement from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Republic of Nigeria, at the recent high level dialogue hosted by GBCHealth, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The event, which took ... Read More
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