GBCHealth and Greenmash win COVIDaction grant for digital health system deployment

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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

Ian MatthewsGBCHealth and Greenmash win COVIDaction grant for digital health system deployment

Demography, Peace and Security in the Sahel

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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

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Taking the long view: Joining forces to fight the Big Three

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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

Ian MatthewsTaking the long view: Joining forces to fight the Big Three

What 20 years of progress against malaria teaches us about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

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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

Ian MatthewsWhat 20 years of progress against malaria teaches us about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

How is private sector innovation shaping the response to the three diseases during COVID-19?

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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

Ian MatthewsHow is private sector innovation shaping the response to the three diseases during COVID-19?

Global Fund Results Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19 & Role of RSSH in Global Health Security

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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

Ian MatthewsGlobal Fund Results Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19 & Role of RSSH in Global Health Security

Harnessing the Power of Technology for Health Solutions During COVID-19 and Beyond

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By Olive Mumba, Executive Director, Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO) Diseases know no borders, and pandemics have spread much faster than man could have imagined, across populations around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is but the most recent to spread so fast that man has been unable to stop it. Men and women, the … Read More

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Event: Private Sector Innovation in HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19

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Friends of the Global Fight (Friends) and GBCHealth will be hosting a webinar for Hill Staffers and other interested stakeholders in mid-October to showcase how private sector innovations in prevention, diagnostics, treatment and delivery are shaping the response to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria across the globe, supporting the fight to end the three epidemics and contributing to the achievement of … Read More

Ian MatthewsEvent: Private Sector Innovation in HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19

Severe malaria drops by 38% in Rwanda

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In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. According to the report, 4,358 cases of severe malaria (representing a 38 per cent reduction) were reported at the health facility level compared to … Read More

Ian MatthewsSevere malaria drops by 38% in Rwanda

Next-Gen Tools to Control Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases

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Annual Review of Microbiology reports that Mosquito-transmitted diseases, including malaria and dengue, are a major threat to human health around the globe, affecting millions each year. A diverse array of next-generation tools have been designed to eliminate mosquito populations or to replace them with mosquitoes that are less capable of transmitting key pathogens. Many of these new approaches have been … Read More

Ian MatthewsNext-Gen Tools to Control Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases