BD and USAID Making STRIDES Against Drug-Resistant TB in High Burden Countries

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Lack of access to reliable drug-susceptibility testing (DST) is a critical public health challenge posed by drug resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB). Drug-susceptibility testing means testing to find out if a person has drug resistant TB.  On average, it is estimated that 50% of those in need of second-line drug-susceptibility testing in high burden countries do not receive it. To … Read More

Ian MatthewsBD and USAID Making STRIDES Against Drug-Resistant TB in High Burden Countries

Rwanda Launches Anti-Malaria Pesticide Spray Using Drones

Ian MatthewsNews

Rwanda has launched a major fight against malaria that will use drones to totally destroy mosquito lava before they get a chance to nest into adult insects. This will replace the man- power and logistics that have been involved in spraying 12 of the targeted 15 districts especially in the eastern and southern provinces where malaria prevalence remains highest in … Read More

Ian MatthewsRwanda Launches Anti-Malaria Pesticide Spray Using Drones

Namibia Continues to Champion Against Malaria

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As reported in The Namibia Economist, Namibia has reduced its malaria mortality by 92%, becoming the most successful African country in combating the disease, according to officials last week. Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula said the country “is doing far much better than other countries” in terms of death rate control. “Since 2010 we have recorded a … Read More

Ian MatthewsNamibia Continues to Champion Against Malaria

Dangote Sugar Refinery Launches Pilot Malaria Program in NE Nigeria

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Malaria remains a leading cause of ill health in Africa and Nigeria. It’s also the number one cause of absenteeism in the workplace, and results in a loss of up to one percent of Nigeria’s GDP. Malaria is highly endemic in the north-east of Nigeria, increasing the burden on health resources and elevating the risk of morbidity and mortality among … Read More

Ian MatthewsDangote Sugar Refinery Launches Pilot Malaria Program in NE Nigeria

CAMA Brings Important Malaria Messages to Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) Steering Committee

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Mrs. Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, CAMA Country Manager, spoke about “Opportunities for Private Sector in Malaria Control and Elimination” at the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) Steering Committee Meeting, held at Zenith Bank headquarters on Wednesday, February 24, 2020. The banking sector recognizes they are uniquely positioned to further economic growth and sustainable development in Nigeria. This led to the adoption of … Read More

Ian MatthewsCAMA Brings Important Malaria Messages to Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) Steering Committee

COVID-19 and Malaria

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By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) As of March 16, nearly 150 countries and territories, representing every corner of the globe, have now reported at least one case of the novel coronavirus. In total, more than 200,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported with over 8,000 related deaths, with major outbreaks across the globe. … Read More

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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