Insights: Transitional Funding: A Set Up for Failure or Success?

Alyssa GovindanArticle

By: Alyssa Govindan, GBCHealth The WHO recently reported that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, affectionately known as the BRICS, are losing a combined $46 billion to premature cancer deaths every year. Director of the International Agency for Cancer Research, Dr. Christopher Wild, spoke about the new report published in Cancer Epidemiology: “Focusing on tobacco control, vaccination programs and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Transitional Funding: A Set Up for Failure or Success?

Partner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

Alyssa GovindanArticle

A first-of-its-kind ‘ambulance taxi’ service ensures women in rural Tanzania get to the hospital quickly during serious labor complications. When Consolata went into labour in rural Sengerema, Tanzania, she experienced intense pain and knew something was wrong. She needed to get to the hospital quickly but her district, with a population of 500,000 people, only has a few ambulances. However, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

Innovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

Alyssa GovindanArticle

Tuberculosis (TB) caused 1.7 million deaths in 2016, surpassing the number of HIV/AIDS deaths globally. In that year, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB, mostly from poor and vulnerable communities. As a result of these troubling statistics, the World Health Organization (WHO) has accelerated its fight against TB with its End TB Strategy. The WHO estimates that 3.6 million … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

Perspectives: Creating Multi-sectoral Leadership in TB Control

Alyssa GovindanArticle

By: Angel Cheng, Global TB Caucus TB has a devastating impact not only on the health and wellbeing of people around the world, but also on economic growth and stability. As a result, the disease is increasingly presenting itself as both a moral and financial consideration for businesses concerned about their workers, consumers and communities where they operate. According to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPerspectives: Creating Multi-sectoral Leadership in TB Control

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