AB: HF 2019 – Transforming Africa’s Health Outcomes

Svetlana KouzminaNews

At the recently concluded Africa Business: Health Forum in Addis Ababa, a group of private sector champions and their public sector counterparts gathered to chart a profitable course for turning the maxim – health is wealth – into a practical, realistic results.  Nearly 350 delegates attended the forum, convened by GBCHealth, Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and United Nations Economic Commission … Read More

Svetlana KouzminaAB: HF 2019 – Transforming Africa’s Health Outcomes

PSD Leadership Positions: Call for Applications

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The Private Sector Delegation (PSD) to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is now accepting applications for Board member and Alternate Board member positions for the upcoming 2019-2021 term. The PSD Board member and Alternate Board member will represent the private sector as a voting constituency to the Global Fund’s governance board for a … Read More

Svetlana KouzminaPSD Leadership Positions: Call for Applications

Delivering for Women Means Strengthening Health Supply Chains — with Help from the Private Sector  

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Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead and Executive Director, Merck for Mothers Expanding access to family planning is a critical step in improving the health of women around the world. In developing regions, it is estimated that 214 million women who wish to safely plan and space their births do not have access to modern family planning services and information, placing them at … Read More

Svetlana KouzminaDelivering for Women Means Strengthening Health Supply Chains — with Help from the Private Sector  

Countdown to Africa Business: Health Forum

Alyssa GovindanNews

Africa is on the rise. With various economic indices pointing towards Africa as the next great economic hub, it is time for business to focus on her most critical driver – her people. Healthy people will ultimately be a viable pool for driving the economic changes we are witnessing across Africa, achieving the enormous potentials of a young and vibrant … Read More

Alyssa GovindanCountdown to Africa Business: Health Forum

Advancing Innovative Financing to Defeat Malaria in Africa

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By Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, ALMA African countries and their partners have made significant progress to defeat malaria and to advance its broader health and development agenda. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of malaria cases and deaths declined by 42% and 66%, respectively. Underlying this progress were several important enablers, including sustained leadership, resource commitments, community participation and global solidarity. … Read More

Alyssa GovindanAdvancing Innovative Financing to Defeat Malaria in Africa

Strengthening Surgical Systems Through Public-Private Partnerships

Alyssa GovindanNews

By Asha Varghese, Director of Global Health, GE Foundation Global surgery has been a neglected global health priority for decades, so much so that over five billion people globally lack access to surgery. Simple operations, often taken for granted in the developed world, are largely inaccessible or unsafe for people living in low and middle- income countries. Ensuring that safe … Read More

Alyssa GovindanStrengthening Surgical Systems Through Public-Private Partnerships

Financing Africa’s Healthcare

Alyssa GovindanNews

By Saurabh Sinha, Chief, Social Policy, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa On average, a child born in Africa today can expect to live until beyond 2080. Whether this child will have a healthy life will depend not only which country she is born or decides to live in, or the types of decisions made by her, but also by … Read More

Alyssa GovindanFinancing Africa’s Healthcare

Leaders’ Perspectives on Improving the State of Health and Economy in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews

By historic and global standards, the advances made in health in sub-Saharan Africa since 1980 have been nothing short of staggering. People are living much longer and access to vaccinations has massively reduced death rates from infectious diseases. Yet life expectancy and particularly healthy life expectancy still lags far behind that of the rest of the world, so there is … Read More

Alyssa GovindanLeaders’ Perspectives on Improving the State of Health and Economy in Africa

Business and Health in Africa: The Need for Private Sector Involvement

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Public-private partnerships will make the difference in Africa’s healthcare By Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Co-Chairman, GBCHealth Health has consistently been a major challenge for many African nations where child and maternal mortality rates remain high (two times higher than the global average) and life expectancy remains low, specifically 13 years below the global average. Everyone should have access to good healthcare, no … Read More

Alyssa GovindanBusiness and Health in Africa: The Need for Private Sector Involvement

Financing Africa’s Healthcare

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By Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Africa recorded average real annual GDP growth of five to six percent between 2000 and 2010 before slowing down to about three percent a year between 2010 and 2015. Current growth performance is expected to decline slightly from 3.4 percent in 2017 to 3.2 percent in 2018. Growth will be … Read More

Alyssa GovindanFinancing Africa’s Healthcare