Dialogues & Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

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Time to Invest in Ending Malaria is Now “It is through strong political commitment, sufficient investment and an arsenal of strategies that we can achieve our common goal: a malaria-free world.” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres, World Malaria Day 2021) Historic gains have been made against malaria globally, yet long-term success in reaching a malaria-free world within a generation is far … Read More

Matt RomneyDialogues & Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

Building Health Research Capacity in East Africa: Strengthening Equity and Global Collaboration

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By Moses Mulimira & GBCHealth This event, hosted by the BMJ on 26 April, came at an important inflection point in health research in Africa. With increasing emphasis on the urgent need to ‘decolonize global health’, there is a call to upend a model that has typically omitted African institutions from research leadership roles, ignoring the value of their lived … Read More

Matt RomneyBuilding Health Research Capacity in East Africa: Strengthening Equity and Global Collaboration

Impact of COVID-19 in the spotlight during Global Fund’s 45th Board Meeting

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“The Global Fund has been a game changer, but now the game has changed,” expressed Donald Kaberuka, Global Fund Board Chair.  The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has been at the forefront of the fight against these three diseases, and last year it stepped up its game by contributing to the fight against COVID-19. The Board approved … Read More

Matt RomneyImpact of COVID-19 in the spotlight during Global Fund’s 45th Board Meeting

Aliko Dangote Foundation recognizes World Malaria Day 2021

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By Dr. Francis Aminu, Director of Health & Nutrition, Aliko Dangote Foundation World Malaria Day was recognized globally on April 25 under the banner Zero Malaria – Draw the line against Malaria. Governments, corporates and individuals once again united with a renewed sense of urgency and commitment to eradicate malaria. The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) was no different, and with … Read More

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New Private Sector Commitments to the End Malaria Project Announced

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Leading private sector organizations come together to support action to tackle malaria, one of the world’s oldest pandemics. Access Bank, Chevron, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Vestergaard announced their support and financial commitments for the new End Malaria Project, a 3-year initiative led by the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA). Working closely with partners in Nigeria, and more widely across … Read More

Matt RomneyNew Private Sector Commitments to the End Malaria Project Announced

New Private Sector Board Members Elected to the Global Fund Board for 2021-2023

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Ahead of the Global Fund’s 45th Board meeting in May, the members of the Private Sector Constituency (PSC) re-elected Sherwin Charles (Co-Founder and CEO at Goodbye Malaria) as Board Member, and elected Jirair Ratevosian (Executive Director at Gilead Sciences) as Alternate Board Member, representing the private sector to the Global Fund’s Board. Mr. Charles will serve his second term as Board … Read More

Matt RomneyNew Private Sector Board Members Elected to the Global Fund Board for 2021-2023

Ensuring Progress in the Fight to End Malaria Through Innovation & Collaboration

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In commemoration of World Malaria Day 2021, GBCHealth and the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) hosted Combat Malaria in Africa: Lessons and Opportunities, a high-level virtual event which brought together the malaria community to discuss how to ensure progress in the fight to end malaria during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The importance of private sector engagement and cross-sector … Read More

Matt RomneyEnsuring Progress in the Fight to End Malaria Through Innovation & Collaboration

Investment in Malaria & CHWs is Investment in Pandemic Preparedness

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“Preparedness for the next pandemic is a choice,” proposed Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho and Robert D. Newman in an op-ed published by Think Global Health.  The authors highlight the similarities in health infrastructure challenges that apply to malaria, COVID-19 and many other health issues. “[B]eating [malaria & COVID-19] will require common investments,” they write. “Malaria has thrived where there are gaps in … Read More

Matt RomneyInvestment in Malaria & CHWs is Investment in Pandemic Preparedness

Leaving the Tarmac: Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Shares Insights Into His Business Career

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GBCHealth Co-Chair and former Access Bank CEO, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, recently launched his book, Leaving the Tarmac: Buying a Bank in Africa.  The book tells the story of how Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede and Mr. Herbert Wigwe took a leap of faith in taking over Access Bank, a move which had a profound and long-lasting impact on the Nigerian banking and financial sector. … Read More

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Smartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening

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A publication from BMC Infectious Diseases in November 2020 details a smartphone application for automated malaria screening. The Android application combines multiple functions, including image acquisition, screening, and management of the acquired data. Used in combination with a microscope adapter, this results in a very affordable design. Android smartphones and microscopes are both common in malaria clinics, and an adapter … Read More

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