Strengthening Surgical Systems Through Public-Private Partnerships

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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

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Financing Africa’s Healthcare

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Philanthropy and Health in Africa

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By Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation The impact of adequate healthcare on a strong African economy has long been a topic for debate, and an added dimension is the role the organized private sector can play to complement government efforts in providing better healthcare for all citizens across Africa. A recent publication of the World Health Organization titled ‘The … Read More

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Insights: Innovating the Way Forward to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

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By Daniel Mora-Brito Universal health coverage (UHC) is based on the principle that individuals and communities have the right to access comprehensive and good quality health services without experiencing financial hardship. Given the rights-based approach that lies at the core of this concept, UHC has become pivotal to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. It calls for partnerships … Read More

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Events: Partnerships to Support the Demographic Dividend: A High-Level Forum in Abidjan

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In corporate forums on cross-sector collaboration, companies often express frustrations about not being able to have open dialogues with government representatives, earlier in the planning process, to share their knowledge and explore together how best to build programs that strategically allocate resources for maximum impact.  Governments too are both interested and skeptical about how and when to best partner and … Read More

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Innovations in Global Health: Breaking the Silence of Viral Hepatitis Through Business Actions

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Henry E. Chang, President, Actevis Consulting Group Globally, an estimated 292 million people have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Viral hepatitis infections are often dubbed the “silent killers” as a majority of people – 91% with HBV and 80% with HCV – are not aware that they harbour … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Breaking the Silence of Viral Hepatitis Through Business Actions

News: The Rise of Diabetes and the Urgent Need for Action

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November 14th marked World Diabetes Day, a day created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming health threats posed by rapidly increasing rates of diabetes globally. Diabetes can be fatal and can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. From 1980 to 2014, the number … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: The Rise of Diabetes and the Urgent Need for Action