GBCHealth News and Opportunities

GBCHealth News and Opportunities
  GBCHealth News & Opportunities Newsletter 2016

Zika virus carried by mosquito

INSIGHTS | Can Zika be an opportunity for building more resilient health systems?

Like the Ebola outbreak in 2014, Zika is exposing gaps in the ability of health systems to respond to emergencies. Ensuring Zika is contained and preventing the next outbreak will require better sexual and reproductive health services to women, a coordinated approach to vector management and new patent regimes that promote effective public-private partnerships aimed at accelerating access to new and innovative products, tools and methods. Read more.

Sustainable Development Goals

INSIGHTS | Three ways business can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In a piece written for the World Economic Forum, Nancy Wildfeir-Field, John Simon and Suprotik Basu outline how corporates can partner strategically to channel their investments into a coordinated and focused effort to achieve the aspirations of the SDGs and drive shareholder value. Access the blog here.

Health Credit Exchange

EVENTS | Health Credit Exchange: Partnering to Drive Better Health Outcomes

In January, GBCHealth and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center introduced the Health Credit Exchange (HCX) – a new GBCHealth innovative financing initiative – to a group of corporate partners. The webinar highlighted opportunities for companies to utilize the HCX to expand their social investment footprints, scale existing programs through co-investment, and operate at the forefront of program innovation. Access takeaways here.

Malaria

OPPORTUNITY | Feature Your Company in the Financial Times and The Guardian on World Malaria Day

For several years, the Financial Times and the Guardian have released special reports on malaria to commemorate World Malaria Day (WMD). As in years past, GBCHealth offers an opportunity for our partner companies and organizations to purchase advertisement space to highlight their malaria work in the Financial Times’ and Guardian’s WMD 2016 special reports. The reports reach millions of people around the world through both print and digital media. To learn how to purchase ad space or for more information, contact Fareeda Ehtesham at fehtesham@gbchealth.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

3

PSD-hosted Private Sector Roundtable on the Equitable Access Initiative

Geneva, Switzerland

8

International Women’s Day 2016:
Planet 50-50 by 2030

Global Event

14 – 24

60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

UN Headquarters, New York

22

World Water Day 2016:
Water & Jobs

Global Event

24

World TB Day 2016:
Unite to End TB

Global Event

31

Annual ECOSOC Partnership Forum

New York, New York

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