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February 2019

Africa Business : Health Forum 2019

February 12

Organized by: GBCHealth, Aliko Dangote Foundation, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Health affects economic growth, and economic growth is the critical key to the prosperity of Africa. Despite the obvious improvements, health is still one of the biggest issues across Africa. Africa still has the lowest average life expectancy, and infant and child mortality rates are two times the global average. Large proportions of the population still have no access to health services. Governments alone cannot meet all health costs and needs. Current public-private partnerships in health can be more effective.…

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The Future of Food Safety: Transforming knowledge into action for people, economies and the environment

February 12 - February 13

Organized by: FAO, WHO and WTO

This joint conference will bring together Ministers of Health, Ministers of Agriculture, leading scientific experts, partner agencies as well as representatives of consumers, food producers and distributors to: Identify key actions and strategies to address current and future challenges to food safety globally; Strengthen commitment at the highest political level to scale up food safety in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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April 2019

WHO European High-level Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases

April 9 - April 10

Organized by: United Nations

Time to Deliver – WHO European High-level Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal targets in the WHO European Region through prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases over the life-course” The third United Nations high-level meeting on NCDs and a series of high-level international meetings and conferences on the health system response to NCDs, primary health care, global mental health and air pollution will serve as context and background for the WHO European High-level Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases. The…

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World Immunization Week 2019

April 24 - April 30

Organized by: WHO

Theme: #VaccinesWork World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today.

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May 2019

41st Global Fund Board Meeting

May 15 - May 16

Organized by: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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July 2019

2nd High-Level Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

July 6

Organized by: World Bank, UNFPA, WAHO

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 cross-sector partnerships in SWEDD’s ambitious programmatic expansion. Late last year, GBCHealth supported a successful forum in Abidjan that began the…

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August 2019

CAMA World Mosquito Day 2019 Webinar: Innovative New Approaches to Combat Malaria

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Organized by: CAMA

GBCHealth and the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) invite you to join us on Tuesday, August 20 at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM WAT (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT) as we discuss Innovative New Approaches to Combat Malaria. Held in observance of World Mosquito Day 2019, this webinar will provide the latest updates on new malaria innovations such as vaccines and vector control tools; discuss progress and challenges of bringing malaria innovations to scale and highlight current opportunities for high-impact…

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September 2019

Unlocking Opportunities, Managing Risks: The Role of Business in ending AIDS

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Organized by: UNAIDS, GBCHealth

UNAIDS and GBCHealth will be convening a high-level business roundtable to reignite interest in the AIDS response from a business perspective, and establish the foundations for a new business-led initiative to kick off in early 2020. This roundtable will explore the following questions: 1) Why should businesses look at HIV/AIDS through a risk and opportunity lens?; 2) What are companies presently doing to address the challenge?; 3) How can business collaborate with UNAIDS to end AIDS by 2030? Agenda: 4:30-4:35…

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Funding the Future 2.0: the Next Frontier for Financing Models in Health

September 24 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am

Organized by: Devex, MSD for Mothers, OPIC, GFF, GBCHealth

Event Overview With only 11 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community must explore the solutions offered by alternative funding models. This session will convene a group of thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the next frontier for development finance by evaluating what we’ve learned about the current landscape and identifying the steps forward. We’ll take stock of the successes and steps forward in health financing over the past year and will focus on catalyzing ways…

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November 2019

Expert Panel: South-South and Triangular Partnerships to Accelerate the ICPD Promise

November 12

Organized by: UNFPA

GBCHealth President Nancy Wildfeir-Field will be participating in this panel discussion, taking place during the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Session time To Be Announced. The Governments of the Republic of Kenya and the Kingdom of Denmark, together with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are convening the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) from 12…

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