PSD Elects Board Member and Alternate to Global Fund Board

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

Members of the PSD Advisory Group elected Julie Essiam (CEO, Ecobank Foundation & Group Executive, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated) to her first term as Board Member. Ms. Essiam replaces Paul Schaper (Executive Director, Global Public Policy, Merck, Sharp & Dohme), who served in the role for two terms from 2013-2017. Mr. Schaper has been elected as … Read More

Ian MatthewsPSD Elects Board Member and Alternate to Global Fund Board

Business and the Effort to Leave No One Behind

Ian MatthewsNews

By Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director West Africa, UNFPA For years too many of us striving to improve the lives of fellow Africans have picked their focus – education or health, babies or mothers – and channeled their efforts in one direction. But in 2015, politicians and development partners came together and agreed it’s time for a new approach. Our work … Read More

Ian MatthewsBusiness and the Effort to Leave No One Behind

Private Sector Opportunities to Support Maternal Health in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings

Nisa PatelEvent

Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or prone to conflict or natural disaster. In these settings, women and girls are often cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition and disease. Many lives could be saved with access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. Join GBCHealth and … Read More

Nisa PatelPrivate Sector Opportunities to Support Maternal Health in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings

Transparency Can Enhance CSR Impact

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog, News

By Mira Wang, Communications, GBCHealth Transparency is an essential building block of impactful corporate health and development programs. As companies work toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), clarity around motivation and disclosure of both progress and setbacks are fundamental to our collective success. Sharing knowledge in this way enables development programs to generate best practices, allowing new programs to … Read More

Nisa PatelTransparency Can Enhance CSR Impact

Safe Birth Even Here – An Initiative from UNFPA

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog

Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or prone to, conflict or natural disaster. In these settings, women and girls are often cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition and disease. But their lives can be saved with access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. Join Safe Birth Even … Read More

Nisa PatelSafe Birth Even Here – An Initiative from UNFPA

#GBCtalksAMR with Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General at the Food and Agriculture Organization

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog, News

Ms. Maria Helena Semedo Deputy Director-General, Coordinator Natural Resources, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations With the release in May of the final report and recommendations of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, GBCHealth has convened a group of global leaders to discuss the potential impact of AMR and their priorities for immediate action. The #GBCtalksAMR series, which will be … Read More

Nisa Patel#GBCtalksAMR with Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General at the Food and Agriculture Organization

A Global Discussion on Antimicrobial Resistance: An Interview Series

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog, News

by Ian Matthews, Director, GBCHealth With the release in May of the final report and recommendations of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, GBCHealth has convened a group of global leaders to discuss the potential impact of AMR and their priorities for immediate action. The interview series, which will be published over the next three weeks, is intended to supplement the … Read More

Nisa PatelA Global Discussion on Antimicrobial Resistance: An Interview Series

Private Sector Doubles Contribution to Global Fund

Nisa PatelNews

Last week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hosted its Fifth Replenishment Conference where government and private sector partners pledged a total of $12.9 billion for 2017-2019. This replenishment was particularly noteworthy for its inaugural commitments – such as a $10 million pledge from the Government of Qatar – and pledges from African countries and companies. Kenya and South Africa pledged … Read More

Nisa PatelPrivate Sector Doubles Contribution to Global Fund

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

Case Study | Jacaranda Health: M-Health Technology for High-Quality, Patient-Centered Care

Nisa PatelArticle, News

This month, GBCHealth is featuring a partnership between Jacaranda Health and Johnson & Johnson, which utilized mobile technology to provide Kenyan mothers with important maternal health information and resources. Introduction Surveys indicate that women in Kenya do not seek maternity care as often as they should because of poor and disrespectful experiences with providers. Only 47% of expectant mothers complete … Read More

Nisa PatelCase Study | Jacaranda Health: M-Health Technology for High-Quality, Patient-Centered Care