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

Ian MatthewsSmartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening

Partnering for Impact: Bayer Joins the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa

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By Bayer At Bayer, we are committed to using science and innovation to improve people’s lives for the better. Bayer’s heritage in malaria control spans over more than 60 years and we continue to build on this long-term commitment and expertise by researching, developing and supplying innovative solutions including Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and supplying active ingredient for use in … Read More

Ian MatthewsPartnering for Impact: Bayer Joins the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa

Target Malaria: A Glimpse Into the Future of Malaria Control

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The WHO World Malaria Report 2020 reveals that despite tremendous global progress in reducing malaria, headway has slowed since 2015, hitting a plateau in the last three years. The WHO warns that if new tools are not forthcoming, key targets of its global malaria strategy will likely be missed. Current interventions, such as drug treatments, LLIN and IRS, have helped … Read More

Ian MatthewsTarget Malaria: A Glimpse Into the Future of Malaria Control

CONVINCE Africa: A Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake

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“We are more connected on the planet than we thought, we are more vulnerable than we thought and the inequalities existing between us are greater than we thought. We should not let inequities in the distribution of vaccines exacerbate the inequalities we see already.” – Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC At the first African-led dialogue to be held … Read More

Ian MatthewsCONVINCE Africa: A Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake

CAMA Dialogue Series: Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

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The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) and partners are hosting a three-part dialogue series between March and May 2021 to mobilize the private sector, government and key stakeholders in the global health community towards continued commitment and increased investment in malaria elimination.  Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have held the line by … Read More

Ian MatthewsCAMA Dialogue Series: Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

Ending Workplace TB Through Partnership

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GBCHealth speaks with J&J and The Global Fund about growing TB initiative  Business plays a key role in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). As part of GBCHealth’s efforts to catalyze cross-sector partnerships that leverage the power and resources of the business community to transform the health of society, we are proud to partner with the Ending Workplace TB (EWTB) initiative … Read More

Ian MatthewsEnding Workplace TB Through Partnership

The Role of Business in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

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Newly launched Health Action Alliance shares insights to help companies develop vaccination strategies.  In the United States, President Biden has directed public health officials to make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by no later than May 1, and the White House has called on the business community to “unleash the full force of the private sector” to supercharge the country’s … Read More

Ian MatthewsThe Role of Business in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Global Fund Launches 6th Partnership Forums

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March marked the conclusion of the Global Fund’s 6th Partnership Forums, a series of virtual events spanning the globe designed to collect ideas, perspectives and guidance from across the full Global Fund partnership to feed into the development of the Fund’s post-2022 Strategy.  The Global Fund’s next Strategy will set out how the Fund aims to contribute to the achievement … Read More

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Asking President Biden to Launch a Global Tuberculosis Initiative

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By Keith Johnson, Fund for Global Health Tuberculosis (TB) advocates are urging President Biden to launch a Global Tuberculosis Initiative, including a request to Congress for US$1 billion in fiscal year 2022 for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s TB program.  This relatively modest level of annual investment could have a transformative impact on global health because TB has been … Read More

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Transition at the Top: GBCHealth Appoints Lesley-Anne Long as New President and Chief Executive Officer

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February 16 – GBCHealth announced today the appointment of Lesley-Anne Long as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. In this role, she will lead the organization’s strategy and multi-sector collaborations with the business community and public sector agencies to address some of today’s toughest global health challenges. Lesley-Anne takes over from outgoing President and CEO Nancy Wildfeir-Field, following her … Read More

Ian MatthewsTransition at the Top: GBCHealth Appoints Lesley-Anne Long as New President and Chief Executive Officer