World No Tobacco Day

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Tobacco – a threat to development Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” About the campaign It will demonstrate … Read More

Margaret ArbogastWorld No Tobacco Day

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

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog

December 15, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GBCHealth, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), hosted a discussion on how private sector expertise, networks and resources can support continued access to maternal health care and services in emergency settings. Highlighting the Safe Birth Even Here campaign, UNFPA’s program to support pregnant women and children living in … Read More

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

2016 Global Digital Health Forum

Nisa PatelEvent

The Global Digital Health Forum attracts a diverse group of program managers, implementers, policy makers, mobile and technology providers, and private and public sector health providers, as well as entrepreneurs, investors, funders and researchers working in LMICs. The objectives of the Forum are to enhance the capacity of governments, donors, civil society, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs to design, implement, and … Read More

Nisa Patel2016 Global Digital Health Forum

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

Partner Spotlight | Sanergy

Nisa PatelBlog, News

November 19 is World Toilet Day, a UN-sanctioned global day to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring access to safe and hygienic sanitation for everyone, forever. On November 19, 2011, Sanergy launched its first Fresh Life Toilet in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum. This year, they will be celebrating their five-year anniversary with a network of over 800 Fresh Life Toilets … Read More

Nisa PatelPartner Spotlight | Sanergy

World Prematurity Day

Nisa PatelEvent

For the first time, the complications of preterm birth outranked all other causes as the world’s number one killer of young children. Of the estimated 6.3 million deaths of children under the age of 5 in 2013, complications from preterm births accounted for nearly 1.1 million deaths. These new findings, published in the Lancet and then publicized worldwide on World … Read More

Nisa PatelWorld Prematurity Day

World Diabetes Day

Nisa PatelEvent

Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo symbolizing diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of … Read More

Nisa PatelWorld Diabetes Day

2016 ASTMH Annual Meeting

Nisa PatelEvent

The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global … Read More

Nisa Patel2016 ASTMH Annual Meeting

World Pneumonia Day

Nisa PatelEvent

World Pneumonia Day, marked each year on November 12, presents an opportunity to focus on child health challenges around the world. The goal is to raise awareness about pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness by bringing together donors, policymakers, health care professionals and the general public. Despite dramatic improvements in child health in the … Read More

Nisa PatelWorld Pneumonia Day

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