FP2020 Summit: Family Planning in the Sahel

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

GBCHealth President Nancy Wildfeir-Field joined UNFPA, the UN Deputy Secretary General, and African Ministers of Health on a panel which focused on “Family Planning in the Sahel as Critical Investment for achieving the Demographic Dividend and Poverty Reduction.” The event highlighted the achievements of the Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Initiative which has already delivered promising results on … Read More

Ian MatthewsFP2020 Summit: Family Planning in the Sahel

Investments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Ian MatthewsArticle, Blog

By: ‘Kayode Ajayi-Smith, GBCHealth Communications Africa is poised to reap a windfall from its fast-paced urbanization; technological acceleration, with investments totaling $129 million in 2016; abundance of natural resources; and rising workforce — estimated to top 1.1 billion workers by 2034 according to McKinsey Global Institute. Despite a series of economic crises caused by the dwindling price of crude oil … Read More

Ian MatthewsInvestments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Meet the new Global Fund Board Vice-Chair – John Simon

Ian MatthewsNews

GBCHealth sat down with Ambassador John Simon, the newly appointed Vice-Chair of the Global Fund, to learn more about his priorities and to discuss how the Fund can continue to lead the development community on innovative health financing. Why do you think global health remains one of the few areas to continually receive bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress?  Success … Read More

Ian MatthewsMeet the new Global Fund Board Vice-Chair – John Simon

Innovations in Global Health: CIAT Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Predict Food Shortages in Africa

Ian MatthewsBlog

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is a scientific research organization committed to sustainable food production and improving rural livelihoods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As well as developing new techniques and approaches to make agriculture more profitable, competitive and sustainable, for 50 years CIAT has … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: CIAT Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Predict Food Shortages in Africa

Test your knowledge of NTDs

Margaret ArbogastBlog

The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent a group of more than a dozen major chronic infectious diseases, most of them parasitic infections, found in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Thirteen NTDs represent the most common infections of people living in extreme poverty. These diseases disproportionately affect the bottom billion, producing chronic disability resulting in impaired child … Read More

Margaret ArbogastTest your knowledge of NTDs

Crossing the Valleys of Death in TB: From Development to Roll-Out

Ian MatthewsNews

By: Dr. Lucica Ditiu and Dr. Catharina Boehme   The numbers speak for themselves.  In 2015 alone: 1.8 million died from tuberculosis (TB); 10.4 million people fell ill with the disease; and An estimated 480,000 developed multidrug resistant-TB (MDR-TB). All of this, combined with the airborne transmission of the disease, makes TB the leading infectious disease killer (surpassing both HIV … Read More

Ian MatthewsCrossing the Valleys of Death in TB: From Development to Roll-Out

Innovations in Global Health: Fio Market Solutions for Frontline Health Workers

Ian MatthewsNews

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health Fio is a global leader at the confluence of key forces reshaping healthcare: decentralization of care; mobile smart technology; big data aggregation; artificial intelligence; predictive analytics and insight; performance-based funding; and globally affordable, inclusive solutions. Fio innovated and globally markets a solution, Fionet, consisting of AI-powered, hand-held smart-devices, … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: Fio Market Solutions for Frontline Health Workers

PSD Elects Board Member and Alternate to Global Fund Board

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

Members of the PSD Advisory Group elected Julie Essiam (CEO, Ecobank Foundation & Group Executive, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated) to her first term as Board Member. Ms. Essiam replaces Paul Schaper (Executive Director, Global Public Policy, Merck, Sharp & Dohme), who served in the role for two terms from 2013-2017. Mr. Schaper has been elected as … Read More

Ian MatthewsPSD Elects Board Member and Alternate to Global Fund Board

Event Takeaways | World Malaria Day 2017 Stakeholders Meeting

Ian MatthewsNews

Friday, 28 April 2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM WAT On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2017, the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) convened more than 60 business executives and corporate health managers, along with technical experts, government officials and program implementers, for a stakeholders meeting hosted by ExxonMobil in Lagos, Nigeria. The meeting offered participants a … Read More

Ian MatthewsEvent Takeaways | World Malaria Day 2017 Stakeholders Meeting

CAMA Releases New Report: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2017, the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) convened more than 60 business executives and corporate health managers, along with technical experts, government officials and program implementers. As part of this meeting, CAMA launched a new report entitled: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination. The report provides insights for … Read More

Ian MatthewsCAMA Releases New Report: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination