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Poll: Who should be the next WHO Director-General? - A new Director-General for the WHO will be voted on by UN Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May. It is the first year that the vote is open to the organization’s entire 194 country membership instead of just the Executive Board. Following in this spirit of transparency, we at GBCHealth thought it might be interesting to offer ... Read More
Business and the Effort to Leave No One Behind - By Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director West Africa, UNFPA For years too many of us striving to improve the lives of fellow Africans have picked their focus – education or health, babies or mothers – and channeled their efforts in one direction. But in 2015, politicians and development partners came together and agreed it’s time for a new approach. Our work ... Read More
Call for Applications: 2017-2019 Global Fund PSD Board Member and Alternate Board Member Elections - The Private Sector Delegation (PSD) to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is now accepting applications for Board Member and Alternate Board Member positions for the upcoming 2017-2019 term. The PSD Board Member and Alternate Board Member will represent the private sector as a voting constituency to the Global Fund’s governance board for a ... Read More
A New Year’s Call to Action from Nancy Wildfeir-Field - Dear Friends and Colleagues, In 2016, GBCHealth achieved a significant milestone – 15 years of mobilizing business action to improve health across the globe. We have been humbled over the years by the overwhelming commitment of time, expertise and resources from each of you, the changemakers we count as partners and colleagues. As one of our founders Ted Turner remarked ... Read More
Takeaways | Private Sector Opportunities to Support Maternal Health in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings - December 15, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GBCHealth, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), hosted a discussion on how private sector expertise, networks and resources can support continued access to maternal health care and services in emergency settings. Highlighting the Safe Birth Even Here campaign, UNFPA’s program to support pregnant women and children living in ... Read More
Ted Turner Congratulates GBCHealth on 15 Years of Mobilizing Business Action on Health - Dear GBCHealth and Partners, GBCHealth has reached a significant milestone – 15 years of mobilizing business action to improve health across the globe. I want to congratulate both the organization and its partners for their commitments and their impact on important health issues. In 1998, I created the United Nations Foundation to support the United Nations’ life-saving and life-changing work. ... Read More