GBCHealth Mission: To leverage the full resources of the business community to meet today’s most pressing global health challenges.
Insights: The Double (and Deadly) Burden of Malnutrition - The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been increasing in recent years to the point that it now constitutes the leading cause of death worldwide. In response, the Secretary General of the United Nations will convene a third high-level meeting on NCDs at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this September. The meeting will focus on prevention and control of ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: Advancing Universal Coverage: Lessons from Ethiopia - “I [had] never visited a physician in my life,” explains Kassa Tadesse, a 55 year old farmer from the Ade’a woreda (district) of Ethiopia. The father of four admits that neither he nor his wife or children had ever seen a doctor. “No needle ever touched us,” he said. Tadesse first went to a doctor four years ago, when he ... Read More
News: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Gains Against Malaria - After years of improvement in malaria reduction around the globe, the 2017 World Malaria Report shows that progress has reached a stand-still. There were 5 million more cases in 2016 than 2015 and deaths stood at 445,000 – around the same number as the previous year. “Without urgent action, we risk going backwards and missing the global malaria targets for ... Read More
News: ABCHealth gaining momentum - At last year’s Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Aliko Dangote, the African business magnate, announced a partnership between the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth. Since the announcement, the partners have worked together to develop the foundation for a regional platform to connect African business leaders and philanthropists to mobilize coordinated action on health. “The time is ripe for the private sector ... Read More
Campaigns: Are you a Resistance Fighter? - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses or protozoa) to nullify the effects of antimicrobial drugs, resulting in these drugs becoming ineffective. AMR can affect anyone, at any age, in any country. GBCHealth has joined forces with BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company) and other global health leaders in a new campaign to raise awareness ... Read More
Around Global Health