Good Health is Good Business: Business Investing in Health

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

Countries benefit from healthy populations; health is key for economic development. As Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, explains, “No country can achieve economic development without a physically, mentally and socially fit population.” Health is just as important for the companies that operate within those countries, echoing this sentiment, Aliko Dangote, Founder, Dangote Group, wrote, “to me, business and healthcare … Read More

Ian MatthewsGood Health is Good Business: Business Investing in Health

Panel Discussion: The Role of Business in Ending AIDS by 2030

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During the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, GBCHealth and UNAIDS convened a panel discussion to highlight the imperative to end AIDS in the next 10 years, and to announce the Business Alliance to End AIDS by 2030. The Alliance is a public-private coalition co-hosted by UNAIDS and GBCHealth that brings together leading global and regional companies … Read More

Ian MatthewsPanel Discussion: The Role of Business in Ending AIDS by 2030

Empowering Women & Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

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By Isaiah Owolabi, Project Director & Co-founder, HACEY Health Initiative “I want to have enough money to visit doctors when I want, and where I want.” Adeola, 23, is a graduate of HACEY’s Back on Track program at Ibafo, Ogun State, Nigeria. She is a fashion designer and community health promoter. Her culture, religion or tradition, she says, will not … Read More

Ian MatthewsEmpowering Women & Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

2020: Landmark Year for Women’s Health & Rights

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This year marks a convergence of landmarks in the fight for gender equality. Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was established. This landmark document outlined 12 key urgent actions on behalf of women and girls, towards reaching gender equity globally. Starting on March 9th, the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take … Read More

Ian Matthews2020: Landmark Year for Women’s Health & Rights

Treating Vulnerable Populations in South Africa

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“People who use drugs and children are among the most vulnerable in our society.” These words were shared by Professor Harry Hausler, CEO of TB HIV Care, as a delegation from the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) visited two of the organization’s programs in South Africa. TB HIV Care puts integrated care at the heart of responding to TB, … Read More

Ian MatthewsTreating Vulnerable Populations in South Africa

The Business Alliance to End AIDS by 2030 is announced at the World Economic Forum

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The Business Alliance to End AIDS by 2030, a public–private coalition co-hosted by GBCHealth and UNAIDS, was announced on January 23rd in Davos, Switzerland, on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. The Business Alliance to End AIDS will unite forward-looking companies to strengthen cross-sector collaboration, build on common values and create spaces for effective collaboration. It … Read More

Ian MatthewsThe Business Alliance to End AIDS by 2030 is announced at the World Economic Forum

ICPD25 and what the future holds for Africa

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By Mabingué Ngom As delegates converged on Nairobi for the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD), we celebrated two milestones of immense importance globally and particularly in Africa – the 50th anniversary of the setting up of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It was in an … Read More

Ian MatthewsICPD25 and what the future holds for Africa

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

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Essential Elements in Response to Global Health Care Inequalities By Anthony Rock As global leaders of governments, industry, finance, and development converged on New York City for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the crisis of global inequality was in sharp focus.  Commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, established in 2015, remain woefully unfulfilled, even as … Read More

Ian MatthewsWater, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

Global Fund Steps Up the Fight, Exceeding USD 14 Billion Replenishment Target in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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In 2002, the year the Global Fund was founded, the world was a different place. Three diseases, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, were at their peak and causing millions of deaths per year. Seventeen years later, the Global Fund has established itself as the largest funder of health programs to combat the three diseases in the world. The Global Fund reported … Read More

Ian MatthewsGlobal Fund Steps Up the Fight, Exceeding USD 14 Billion Replenishment Target in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Looking ahead to ICPD25: Partnerships for empowering women & girls

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The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will take place from November 12-14. This summit, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, will be co-convened by the governments of Kenya and Denmark as well as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This year is also the 50th anniversary of UNFPA. The aim of the … Read More

Ian MatthewsLooking ahead to ICPD25: Partnerships for empowering women & girls