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Investments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa - By: ‘Kayode Ajayi-Smith, GBCHealth Communications Africa is poised to reap a windfall from its fast-paced urbanization; technological acceleration, with investments totaling $129 million in 2016; abundance of natural resources; and rising workforce — estimated to top 1.1 billion workers by 2034 according to McKinsey Global Institute. Despite a series of economic crises caused by the dwindling price of crude oil ... Read More
Meet the new Global Fund Board Vice-Chair – John Simon - GBCHealth sat down with Ambassador John Simon, the newly appointed Vice-Chair of the Global Fund, to learn more about his priorities and to discuss how the Fund can continue to lead the development community on innovative health financing. Why do you think global health remains one of the few areas to continually receive bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress?  Success ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: CIAT Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Predict Food Shortages in Africa - A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is a scientific research organization committed to sustainable food production and improving rural livelihoods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As well as developing new techniques and approaches to make agriculture more profitable, competitive and sustainable, for 50 years CIAT has ... Read More
Test your knowledge of NTDs - The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent a group of more than a dozen major chronic infectious diseases, most of them parasitic infections, found in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Thirteen NTDs represent the most common infections of people living in extreme poverty. These diseases disproportionately affect the bottom billion, producing chronic disability resulting in impaired child ... Read More
Crossing the Valleys of Death in TB: From Development to Roll-Out - By: Dr. Lucica Ditiu and Dr. Catharina Boehme   The numbers speak for themselves.  In 2015 alone: 1.8 million died from tuberculosis (TB); 10.4 million people fell ill with the disease; and An estimated 480,000 developed multidrug resistant-TB (MDR-TB). All of this, combined with the airborne transmission of the disease, makes TB the leading infectious disease killer (surpassing both HIV ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: Fio Market Solutions for Frontline Health Workers - A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health Fio is a global leader at the confluence of key forces reshaping healthcare: decentralization of care; mobile smart technology; big data aggregation; artificial intelligence; predictive analytics and insight; performance-based funding; and globally affordable, inclusive solutions. Fio innovated and globally markets a solution, Fionet, consisting of AI-powered, hand-held smart-devices, ... Read More
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