Insights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Alyssa GovindanArticle, News

By Alyssa Govindan, Communications GENDER NORMS & HEALTH IMPLICATIONS While gender norms are being challenged in the West, in many other parts of the world they are becoming further engrained. Even at a young age, gender norms can dictate the activities boys and girls are allowed to participate in. Behaviors as simple as playing outside can be gendered, with boys … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Innovations in Global Health: Interswitch Health Solutions

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health When it comes to healthcare, Nigeria is faced with several challenges. These include everything from lack of adequate technology infrastructure and high operational costs to the manual submission and processing of health claims. Simply put, Health Insurers and Providers don’t have the capacity to manage the multiplicity of … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: Interswitch Health Solutions

Integration in the Time of SDGs

Ian MatthewsArticle, Blog

By: Ian Matthews, GBCHealth The unfinished business of the MDGs… Leave no one behind… Introduction: The moral foundation of the SDGs These phrases are uttered almost daily by development practitioners across the globe. In many ways, they have collectively come to represent the moral foundation of the SDGs. However, we are only just starting to understand how these principles will … Read More

Ian MatthewsIntegration in the Time of SDGs

Best in Business Action – Improving the Health of Women and Girls

Ian MatthewsArticle

This month, GBCHealth is featuring a series of case studies highlighting best in practice corporate programs that are improving the health of women and girls around the world. Pulling from winning and commended programs recognized by our Business Action on Health Awards, these case studies highlight the potential for the private sector to make meaningful differences in the lives of women … Read More

Ian MatthewsBest in Business Action – Improving the Health of Women and Girls

Innovations in Global Health: Augmented Infant Resuscitator Empowers Birth Attendants to Save Newborns

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health In October of 2012, CAMTech and GBCHealth hosted an inauguration event for CAMTech in Manhattan. On the weekend following this event, CAMTech and MIT H@cking Medicine hosted a Hackathon at Massachusetts General Hospital where Dr. Data Santorino, a Pediatrician and national trainer for Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) in Uganda, requested a way to quantitatively test the … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: Augmented Infant Resuscitator Empowers Birth Attendants to Save Newborns

FP2020 Summit: Family Planning in the Sahel

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

GBCHealth President Nancy Wildfeir-Field joined UNFPA, the UN Deputy Secretary General, and African Ministers of Health on a panel which focused on “Family Planning in the Sahel as Critical Investment for achieving the Demographic Dividend and Poverty Reduction.” The event highlighted the achievements of the Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Initiative which has already delivered promising results on … Read More

Ian MatthewsFP2020 Summit: Family Planning in the Sahel

Investments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Ian MatthewsArticle, Blog

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

Ian MatthewsInvestments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

PSD Elects Board Member and Alternate to Global Fund Board

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

Members of the PSD Advisory Group elected Julie Essiam (CEO, Ecobank Foundation & Group Executive, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated) to her first term as Board Member. Ms. Essiam replaces Paul Schaper (Executive Director, Global Public Policy, Merck, Sharp & Dohme), who served in the role for two terms from 2013-2017. Mr. Schaper has been elected as … Read More

Ian MatthewsPSD Elects Board Member and Alternate to Global Fund Board

CAMA Releases New Report: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2017, the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) convened more than 60 business executives and corporate health managers, along with technical experts, government officials and program implementers. As part of this meeting, CAMA launched a new report entitled: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination. The report provides insights for … Read More

Ian MatthewsCAMA Releases New Report: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination

A New Year’s Call to Action from Nancy Wildfeir-Field

Nisa PatelArticle, News

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

Nisa PatelA New Year’s Call to Action from Nancy Wildfeir-Field