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

Ian MatthewsNews

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

Ian MatthewsNews

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

Digital health today: starring roles for telemedicine

Ian MatthewsArticle

Telemedicine tech is improving the lives of patients and healthcare providers—especially where needs are most acute Digital health innovation offers a unique opportunity to improve healthcare delivery in places where resources are scarce. In communities around the world with limited medical infrastructure, digital technologies can significantly improve access, efficiency and decision-making, making life better for patients and healthcare workers alike. … Read More

Ian MatthewsDigital health today: starring roles for telemedicine

Digital health in LMICs—finding opportunities for a double bottom line

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By Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square at PATH “So you want private capital to invest in a suite of interchangeable, interoperable digital health products for low middle-income country markets, but your problem statement is ‘context-specific’, your product is ‘multi-faceted’ and your market size is ‘unquantified’.” My brilliant friend, a former hedge fund partner now doing a startup, is trying … Read More

Ian MatthewsDigital health in LMICs—finding opportunities for a double bottom line

Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

Ian MatthewsArticle

The Community Health Academy’s first leadership course brings together learners from 155 countries to advance community health programs worldwide   Studies how that training high-performing community health workers (CHWs) can save more than three million lives annually, when integrated into the primary health care system. Unfortunately, many community health worker programs are plagued by ineffective training and support, and fail … Read More

Ian MatthewsStrengthening Community Health Worker Programs

Key decisions from the 41st Global Fund Board meeting

Ian MatthewsArticle

GBCHealth provided valuable support to the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) during the Global Fund’s recent 41st Board meeting, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 and 16 May. The Board of the Global Fund approved a new allocation methodology and catalytic investment priorities for the 2020-2022 funding cycle. The Board also had an opportunity to touch upon key resource mobilization issues, … Read More

Ian MatthewsKey decisions from the 41st Global Fund Board meeting

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

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

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

Ian MatthewsArticle, Interview, News

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