New African: The right to health belongs to everyone

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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) wrote a guest column for New African where they discuss how “[g]ood health is vital not only for personal wellbeing but also for any country’s economic development.” They write, “How do we ensure that the continent’s incredible source of human energy and capital drives future growth, well-being … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Public-Private Partnerships

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This article, the third in a series delving into the findings of the Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa (HEGA) report, offers insight into the opportunities for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in African healthcare. Previous articles in the series focused on digital health in Africa and innovative financing techniques for bridging the health financing gap. Why PPPs? The financing gap for … Read More

Ian MatthewsHealthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Public-Private Partnerships

Case Studies: Successful African Health Public-Private Partnerships

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PPPs in health offer significant opportunities for strengthening healthcare systems, especially in Africa where the health financing gap is a major issue (for a broader look at PPPs in Africa, and the private sector’s role addressing the financing gap, read the headline article from this month’s GBCHealth News & Opportunities newsletter here). The African Business: Health Forum (AB:HF) 2019 featured … Read More

Ian MatthewsCase Studies: Successful African Health Public-Private Partnerships

Empowering Women and Girls for Equitable Economic Growth: SWEDD Roundtable Catalyzes Public-Private Sector Investment in Sahel

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On the sidelines of the mid-year African Union (AU) Summit, GBCHealth along with companies and other private sector organizations, political leaders, and bilateral and multilateral partners participated in the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Resource Mobilization Roundtable, themed around “Investing in Women’s Empowerment and Human Capital as a Development Strategy for Growth.” In his keynote address, the President … Read More

Ian MatthewsEmpowering Women and Girls for Equitable Economic Growth: SWEDD Roundtable Catalyzes Public-Private Sector Investment in Sahel

Save the Date: Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) Webinar | Innovative New Approaches to Combat Malaria

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The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) will host a webinar in recognition of World Mosquito Day 2019 on Tuesday 20th August from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM WAT). Join us to hear from global experts and leaders who will share their insights on progress and innovative new approaches to combat malaria, including … Read More

Ian MatthewsSave the Date: Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) Webinar | Innovative New Approaches to Combat Malaria

Quiz: UHC

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Whaddya know about universal health coverage (UHC)? Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information Preceding the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, a high-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) is scheduled, titled ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’.  This reflects a general worldwide movement towards UHC, ... Read More
Ian MatthewsQuiz: UHC

Key Takeaways from 15th National Joint Annual Programme Review For HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria

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While Nigeria has made significant progress in the control of HIV, TB and malaria (ATM) over the last two decades, the three infectious diseases continue to constitute major public health problems in the country. Over the years, the country has established various platforms and mechanisms to review its performance in the three disease areas and offer policy and programmatic recommendations … Read More

Ian MatthewsKey Takeaways from 15th National Joint Annual Programme Review For HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria

Fight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters

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By the time the teenage boy was standing in front of Bernice Bornmai, feverish and delirious, it was already too late. It wasn’t just the malaria that was killing the 17-year-old, it was the time he’d wasted taking fake medicine. The antimalarials did nothing to stop the disease marching through the young Ghanaian’s body; his organs were already shutting down. … Read More

Ian MatthewsFight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters

Event: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

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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