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Insights: Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet Reflects on Merck for Mothers’ Efforts and What’s Next - We sat down with Merck for Mothers Executive Director, Dr. Mary Ann-Etiebet, to hear about the progress that has been made, why she joined the company last year, and what’s next for the global initiative. Can you give a brief explanation of Merck for Mothers and the initiative’s goals? Merck for Mothers is our company’s $500 million global initiative to ... Read More
Partner Spotlight: Documentary Minutes to Die Reveals Global Snakebite Crisis - “No person should be condemned to a life of poverty simply because they were unfortunate enough to have been bitten by a snake,” says Dr. David Williams, a scientist featured in the documentary film Minutes to Die. Yet that’s happening to many people across Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and other tropical and sub-tropical regions, where the cost of antivenom treatment can ... Read More
Innovations in Global Health: PfSPZ Vaccine: the Way Forward for Malaria Elimination - During the past 15 years malaria control programs using insecticide impregnated bednets, indoor spraying of residual insecticides, and case management have significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality caused by malaria. However, in 2016, there were still 216 million cases of malaria and an estimated 445,000 deaths worldwide, with over 90% occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recognizing that the current toolkit is ... Read More
Case Studies: Corporate Action on Malaria: Best Practices and Guidance - Malaria is preventable and treatable yet the disease continues to claim nearly half a million lives a year. Programs like the ones discussed in these case studies are key to ending this deadly disease. Read CAMA’s Best Practices and Guidance to learn about successful malaria programs implemented by Access Bank, Aliko Dangote Foundation, ExxonMobil, Nigerian Breweries, Shell, TANA Netting and 9mobile. ... Read More
GBCHealth Presents Awards to Companies for Leadership on Ending Malaria - April 5, 2018 – Accra, Ghana. This evening, GBCHealth’s Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), alongside the Private Sector Malaria Prevention Project (PSMP) at John Hopkins Center for Communication, UK Aid and the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ghana Health Services, conferred awards on five organizations for their leadership in fighting to end malaria for good. Malaria has ... Read More
Insights: Optimizing Supply Chains to Empower Women and Girls - By: Rebecca Fishman Overview In the developing world, approximately 214 million women and girls who want to avoid getting pregnant are not using safe and effective family planning methods. In large part, this is due to barriers that limit access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information, services, and products. These barriers persist across Africa, particularly for young ... Read More
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