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

Alyssa GovindanNews

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

The Heavy Burden of Obesity in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Weight gain has been accelerating across the globe due to a myriad of factors including a growing economy, fast food expansion and a shift towards more sedentary living. Worldwide, 39% of adults were overweight and 13% were obese in 2016. Since obesity rates are not disbursed equally throughout the world, some countries (like the U.S.) are noted for carrying more … Read More

Alyssa GovindanThe Heavy Burden of Obesity in Africa

Event: Spotlight Event at ICASA

Alyssa GovindanNews

GBCHealth, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and the African Youth Network (AfriYAN) are co-hosting a satellite session on the sidelines of the 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), which is being held this week (December 4 to 8) in Abidjan. The side event, “Youth leadership in Africa’s response … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: Spotlight Event at ICASA

Economic Incentives Encourage HIV Testing in Children and Adolescents

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

World Aids Day, on December 1st, is a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and promote the benefits of getting tested. A recent study reveals a greener way to encourage testing, money. An important first step towards eliminating HIV and AIDS is encouraging everyone to get tested so those living with the virus can get treatment, subsequently … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEconomic Incentives Encourage HIV Testing in Children and Adolescents

Insights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Rebecca Fishman, Project Manager “Youth is the hope of our future,” wrote the Filipino patriot José Rizal in the late 1800s. The sentiment still resonates today, and particularly when it comes to achieving the African Union’s goal of an integrated and prosperous Africa. The fastest growing continent, Africa has the most youthful population; 70% of the projected 1.6 billion … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Investments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Ian MatthewsArticle, Blog

By: ‘Kayode Ajayi-Smith, GBCHealth Communications Africa is poised to reap a windfall from its fast-paced urbanization; technological acceleration, with investments totaling $129 million in 2016; abundance of natural resources; and rising workforce — estimated to top 1.1 billion workers by 2034 according to McKinsey Global Institute. Despite a series of economic crises caused by the dwindling price of crude oil … Read More

Ian MatthewsInvestments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Access Bank Receives 2016 Outstanding Business Sustainability Award

Nisa PatelArticle, News

Last month, Access Bank became the first African bank to receive the Outstanding Business Sustainability Award at the 2016 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance awards in Germany. Recognizing “outstanding success in incorporating economic, social and environmental aspects in the corporate strategy and business processes,” the award applauds Access Bank for its role in leading Nigeria’s financial sustainability efforts, empowering women to access … Read More

Nisa PatelAccess Bank Receives 2016 Outstanding Business Sustainability Award

Pact and Chevron Launch Integrated Program to Fight HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

Nisa PatelNews

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jul. 18 /CSRwire/ – Today, Pact and Chevron announced the launch of PROMOT II, a $1.5 million, two-year initiative to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The initiative, launching this week during the 21stInternational AIDS Conference, builds on a four-year partnership between Pact and Chevron in Nigeria. “Because some of Chevron’s largest … Read More

Nisa PatelPact and Chevron Launch Integrated Program to Fight HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

#GBCtalksHIV with Michel Sidibé: Personal Perspectives on the Corporate Response to HIV/AIDS

Nisa PatelArticle, News

This interview is the third in a four-part series in which experts reflect on the progress made since the groundbreaking AIDS 2000 Conference in Durban and the challenges that remain. The 21st International AIDS Conference is being held in Durban, South Africa, July 18-22. Given that 60 percent of people living with HIV lack access to treatment, what needs to be done in … Read More

Nisa Patel#GBCtalksHIV with Michel Sidibé: Personal Perspectives on the Corporate Response to HIV/AIDS

2016 International AIDS Conference

Nisa PatelEvent

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward. The AIDS 2016 program will … Read More

Nisa Patel2016 International AIDS Conference