We’re a positive agitator. Twenty years old but young at heart. Leading an ever-growing network of brands & businesses to build health, worldwide, for the better.


There is a need for health equity. A need for innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health emergencies. A need to streamline connections between businesses, NGOs & governments. A need for clarity amongst complexity given the diversity of data created by the global health community. A need to capture, measure & report results. A need for strong leadership to co-ordinate change. A need to respond in realtime. A need to harness the resources & reach of global, national & local businesses, brands & entrepreneurs.

Global health drives business health. We drive both.

Over the years, we’ve welcomed renowned business leaders, politicians, philanthropists & experts to our events, each sharing their knowledge and calls to action. Speakers have included Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, George Soros, Ted Turner, José Manuel Barroso, Gordon Brown, Margaret Chan, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela, Condoleezza Rice and Desmond Tutu.

Since 2001.

We started by tackling HIV/AIDS.

In 2001, few companies understood the disease, or its implications on their staff and communities. GBCHealth launched the CEO pledge to end workplace HIV stigma and discrimination - signed by >100 CEOs and covering 5 million employees - and worked successfully to repeal HIV travel bans (US & worldwide).

We’ve gone on to engage with over 750 million people.

We broadened to cover malaria & tuberculosis.

In 2007 we scaled up the lessons learned from our initial HIV/AIDS focus, working more intensively with private sector businesses & helping them launch corporate health programs - where businesses invest in the health of their staff - and drastically improving access to medicine.

We’re proud of our work, but malaria and TB still account for 2.5-5 million deaths each year. There is more to be done.

We brought brilliant minds together.

By 2008 we had grown to over 200 businesses in the GBCHealth coalition. These businesses have continued to use their intellectual & financial resources to improve health outcomes, worldwide.

Many have become involved in our initiatives in addition to our global events, business-to-business introductions and the sharing of best practices.

We looked to future generations.

In 2010 our focus expanded again to include maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health - pivotal in terms of future generations of leaders, workforces and communities. 750,000+ women & girls have been reached via the ‘Healthy Women, Healthy Economies’ program.

And over 1 million children have been protected against malaria.

We awarded innovation.

Also in 2010, we launched The Richard C. Holbrooke Business Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to global health, presented annually to a business leader or business that has demonstrated an enduring commitment to / excellence in the effort to create a healthier world.

We innovated with philanthropists.

In 2019 we partnered with African business leaders and the Aliko Dangote Foundation to launch the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth). The new coalition is committed to improving the standard of living, and the overall health and well-being of all Africans.

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