World Malaria Day Interview: Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

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Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan is Unit Head, Sustainability Corporate Communications at Access Bank. She is also Co-Chair of the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA). Why is investing in malaria a priority for Access Bank? Globally, malaria poses a significant public health problem and is a leading cause of disease and mortality in many countries. In 2015, sub-Saharan Africa accounted for … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Malaria Day Interview: Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

World Malaria Day Interview: Sherwin Charles

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GBCHealth spoke with Sherwin Charles, Global Fund Board Member for the Private Sector Constituency at The Global Fund, CEO and co-founder of Goodbye Malaria, a South Africa-based initiative focused on fighting malaria, about how the organization is sustaining the fight against malaria during the time of COVID-19, and about how the global community can approach fighting the two diseases simultaneously. … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Malaria Day Interview: Sherwin Charles

Beyond COVID-19: Ripple Effects of a Pandemic

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We are all asking many pressing questions about COVID-19 – how long it will last, how many people will be affected, how to protect ourselves and our communities – but questions about COVID-19 go well beyond the pandemic itself. We have seen in recent weeks that COVID-19 will have a ripple effect on global healthcare systems, the global economy, institutions … Read More

Ian MatthewsBeyond COVID-19: Ripple Effects of a Pandemic

New Report on How to Achieve Healthy Societies

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What is a healthy society? And how can we achieve healthy societies? While people in many countries are living longer, they are not necessarily living healthier lives.  Changes in societies have contributed to improved health but have also caused many challenges and risks to people’s health and well-being. The effect of the ongoing crisis on our health systems and other … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew Report on How to Achieve Healthy Societies

Nigerian Private Sector Supporting Government Efforts to Fight COVID-19

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Nigerian private sector leaders announced the creation of the Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) earlier this week. The initiative is spearheaded by Access Bank Group and Dangote Industries Ltd, with support from Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, MTN, ITB and others. CACOVID will work to fight COVID-19 by raising public awareness, supporting healthcare professionals, institutions and governments, and by mobilizing private … Read More

Ian MatthewsNigerian Private Sector Supporting Government Efforts to Fight COVID-19

PSC Member Spotlight: World TB Day

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Even in the midst of the escalating COVID-19 crisis, it’s hard to ignore the toll that TB takes each year. Every day, TB infects over 30,000 and is responsible for over 4,000 deaths, making it the world’s deadliest infectious disease. This past Tuesday, people from across the globe came together to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day 2020 to raise awareness about … Read More

Ian MatthewsPSC Member Spotlight: World TB Day

BD and USAID Making STRIDES Against Drug-Resistant TB in High Burden Countries

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Lack of access to reliable drug-susceptibility testing (DST) is a critical public health challenge posed by drug resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB). Drug-susceptibility testing means testing to find out if a person has drug resistant TB.  On average, it is estimated that 50% of those in need of second-line drug-susceptibility testing in high burden countries do not receive it. To … Read More

Ian MatthewsBD and USAID Making STRIDES Against Drug-Resistant TB in High Burden Countries

Rwanda Launches Anti-Malaria Pesticide Spray Using Drones

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Rwanda has launched a major fight against malaria that will use drones to totally destroy mosquito lava before they get a chance to nest into adult insects. This will replace the man- power and logistics that have been involved in spraying 12 of the targeted 15 districts especially in the eastern and southern provinces where malaria prevalence remains highest in … Read More

Ian MatthewsRwanda Launches Anti-Malaria Pesticide Spray Using Drones

Namibia Continues to Champion Against Malaria

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As reported in The Namibia Economist, Namibia has reduced its malaria mortality by 92%, becoming the most successful African country in combating the disease, according to officials last week. Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula said the country “is doing far much better than other countries” in terms of death rate control. “Since 2010 we have recorded a … Read More

Ian MatthewsNamibia Continues to Champion Against Malaria

Dangote Sugar Refinery Launches Pilot Malaria Program in NE Nigeria

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Malaria remains a leading cause of ill health in Africa and Nigeria. It’s also the number one cause of absenteeism in the workplace, and results in a loss of up to one percent of Nigeria’s GDP. Malaria is highly endemic in the north-east of Nigeria, increasing the burden on health resources and elevating the risk of morbidity and mortality among … Read More

Ian MatthewsDangote Sugar Refinery Launches Pilot Malaria Program in NE Nigeria