Event: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

Ian MatthewsNews

On 6 July in Niamey, Niger, the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) are hosting a day-long, high-level partnership meeting in support of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Project. This meeting will take place on the margins of the regional African Union Summit. This meeting aims to support … Read More

Ian MatthewsEvent: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

USAID Proposes Initial Blueprint to Catalyze Private Sector Investment in Global Health Innovation

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New USAID report provides recommendations such as blended finance instruments and improved technical assistance to address the current lack of private investment in global health innovation Jordan Kassalow, Founder, VisionSpring and EYElliance, speaks during the panel 2030 is fast approaching, and with it, the much anticipated target date for completion of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By current estimates, … Read More

Ian MatthewsUSAID Proposes Initial Blueprint to Catalyze Private Sector Investment in Global Health Innovation

New report takes you inside Africa’s premier event on health and business

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The Africa Business: Health Forum, held on the margins of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on 12th February 2019, was the culmination of efforts by Aliko Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to help mobilize private sector resources and expertise in order to strengthen health systems and consequently transform health outcomes across the … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew report takes you inside Africa’s premier event on health and business

Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Digital Health

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The recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report included significant insight into the status of and opportunities for digital health interventions. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article, the first in a planned series, will focus on … Read More

Ian MatthewsHealthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Digital Health

African Alliance Digital Health Leadership Program

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For African countries to develop robust, connected digital health systems, it’s important to build a cadre of tech-savvy leaders, software developers and digitally-literate healthcare workers in Africa, particularly in government agencies, to develop, manage, and direct in-country digital health initiatives and investments. Many governments and ministries of health are at an early stage in their learning curve of how to … Read More

Ian MatthewsAfrican Alliance Digital Health Leadership Program

World Malaria Day 2019 Shines Light on Urgent Need for Continued Investment

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

Today, April 25th, is World Malaria Day (WMD). It is a chance to take a breath and take stock of the state of the fight against malaria. We have numerous examples of successful collaborations between governments and industry, which lay the groundwork for strengthening these efforts and set a blueprint for novel initiatives. In light of the worrying trends in … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Malaria Day 2019 Shines Light on Urgent Need for Continued Investment

World Malaria Day: Refocusing Strategies to Eliminate Malaria

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By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, GBCHealth CAMA Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) suffers by far the greatest malaria burden worldwide; malaria is so common in SSA that the average person sees it as an inevitable part of their existence, and the statistics are as stark as they come. According to the 2018 World Malaria Report, the global response to malaria has stalled, … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Malaria Day: Refocusing Strategies to Eliminate Malaria

Saving lives in times of trouble—Aid for AIDS interventions in Venezuela

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Daniel Mora-Brito, Senior Manager and Focal Point to the Global Fund Board Private Sector Delegation (PSD) Since its founding in 1996, the New York-based international NGO Aid for AIDS has become a beacon of hope for thousands of people around the globe. Jesús Aguais, its founder and Executive Director, is a force of nature whose dedication to save the lives of … Read More

Ian MatthewsSaving lives in times of trouble—Aid for AIDS interventions in Venezuela

Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) Advocacy Efforts & Leadership Changes Ahead of Replenishment

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Global Fund PSD advocates for increased funding from U.S. Congress In advance of the 6th Global Fund Replenishment Conference this October in Lyon, France, PSD representatives visited with nine Congressional offices last month, most of which represent key appropriators in the House of Representatives and Senate, to advocate for an increased pledge to the Global Fund by the U.S. government. … Read More

Ian MatthewsGlobal Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) Advocacy Efforts & Leadership Changes Ahead of Replenishment

Vital Progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment in West & Central Africa Demonstrates Need for Continued Investment

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Vital Progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sahel Demonstrates Value of Continued Investment The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD), a regional initiative launched in 2015, remains one of UNFPA WCARO’s remarkable success stories. “Investing in human capital will determine whether or not Africa is able to acquire human capital that is commensurate with its desire for emergence,” said … Read More

Ian MatthewsVital Progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment in West & Central Africa Demonstrates Need for Continued Investment