GBCHealth Mission: To leverage the full resources of the business community to meet today’s most pressing global health challenges.
GBCHealth and Greenmash win COVIDaction grant for digital health system deployment - Earlier this month, COVIDaction announced its Resilient Health Systems awards. GBCHealth and its partner Greenmash were one of nine winning innovations – representing just 2% of applicants – receiving financial support, technical assistance, and peer learning as part of the initiative. GBCHealth and Greenmash, in partnership with the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) project, were selected for proposed ... Read More
Demography, Peace and Security in the Sahel - The Sahel region in Africa is afflicted by a combination of factors including armed conflict, terrorism and economic instability which undermine development prospects in the region. Weak local governance is not the only factor contributing to conflicts and instability; high youth unemployment, scarcity of resources, high levels of inequality, and other demographic factors (such as high population growth, a growing ... Read More
Taking the long view: Joining forces to fight the Big Three - The year 2020 represents the launch of the second phase of the Takeda Initiative, representing a 15-year partnership with the Global Fund, which focuses on improving maternal and child health by integrating quality HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria services in antenatal and postnatal care in priority countries in Africa. The partnership’s first phase, launched in 2010, boosted malaria prevention in Tanzania ... Read More
What 20 years of progress against malaria teaches us about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic - By Kevin Murphy, President of the ExxonMobil Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed what we have long known to be true: investing in health is good for business. Two decades ago, during the construction of a pipeline from Chad to Cameroon, ExxonMobil discovered the largest single loss of productivity was due to malaria – our contractors were becoming infected, or ... Read More
How is private sector innovation shaping the response to the three diseases during COVID-19? - Much of the progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria is in peril due to the knock-on effects of COVID-19, and private sector innovation in prevention, diagnostics, treatment and delivery is vital in reinvigorating the response to the three diseases across the globe, and to fighting the pandemic. GBCHealth and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis ... Read More
Global Fund Results Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19 & Role of RSSH in Global Health Security - At the end of 2019, the excitement was palpable around the possibilities resulting from the Global Fund’s largest-ever Replenishment, which resulted in over USD 14 billion raised for the organization and its fight against HIV, TB and malaria. The start of 2020 saw a much different reality; as COVID-19 ravaged the globe, progress against the three diseases was rapidly threatened. ... Read More