Event: Opportunities in Innovative Health Financing with the Global Fund

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

The Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) will host an event on the sidelines of the 38th Global Fund Board meeting to discuss opportunities in innovative health financing. A significant increase in resources and funding is essential if we are to reach sustainable development goal (SDG) targets including eliminating HIV, TB and Malaria by 2030. Pressures on donor financing combined … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: Opportunities in Innovative Health Financing with the Global Fund

Environmental health on the agenda at this year’s climate change conference

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

In the lead up to Cop23, the annual United Nations’ climate change conference, global health and climate change leaders from around the world are preparing for discussions on implementing the health aspects of the Paris Agreement. The conference will run from November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany. This year, the conference will dedicate a high-level event to the discussion of environmental … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEnvironmental health on the agenda at this year’s climate change conference

Tuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

This past Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global tuberculosis (TB) report for 2017. The report documents a roller-coaster of successes and failures in the effort to combat TB. While 53 million lives have been saved since 2000, the disease remains the world’s leading infectious killer. Director-General, Dr. Tedros calls for a different approach, one that parallels action … Read More

Alyssa GovindanTuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Strategy and partnerships are needed to gain ground on NCDs

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A recent article published by the Lancet addresses the reasons behind a lack of results in non-communicable disease (NCD) reduction despite awareness and appetite for change, arguing that without a clear strategy, NCDs will persist and become even more common throughout the world. NCDs create a heavy economic burden and have a notorious reputation of furthering poverty due to high … Read More

Alyssa GovindanStrategy and partnerships are needed to gain ground on NCDs

Progress, not perfection, in the fight to end child marriage

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A press release from UNICEF on October 23, 2017 outlines how far we’ve come and how far we have to go in the fight to end child marriage. Despite progress made over the past two decades, it will take 100 years to end child marriage in West & Central Africa at the current rate of decline. Due to Africa’s rapid … Read More

Alyssa GovindanProgress, not perfection, in the fight to end child marriage

Insights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Alyssa GovindanArticle, News

By Alyssa Govindan, Communications GENDER NORMS & HEALTH IMPLICATIONS While gender norms are being challenged in the West, in many other parts of the world they are becoming further engrained. Even at a young age, gender norms can dictate the activities boys and girls are allowed to participate in. Behaviors as simple as playing outside can be gendered, with boys … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Global Health Innovations: Harvard launches MalariaX online course

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A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health Malaria is a devastating disease of massive scale and global reach. Worldwide, nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting malaria. Much work remains, but recent data shows that alliances across diverse areas of the business sector have significantly contributed to recent gains in the … Read More

Alyssa GovindanGlobal Health Innovations: Harvard launches MalariaX online course

Events: GBCH President Addresses African Leaders at Forum

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The following is a transcript of the keynote speech GBCHealth’s President, Nancy Wildfeir-Field, gave at the Rebranding Africa Forum on October 6, 2017. Excellencies, Ministers, Ambassadors and Distinguished guests.  Bonjour. I am genuinely honored to be here today to kick off this formidable event, amongst esteemed partners and friends. My name is Nancy Wildfeir-Field and I am the President of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: GBCH President Addresses African Leaders at Forum

Insights: What Should Private Sector Investments during the SDGs Look Like?

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By Maggie Arbogast, Programs Sustainable Development — Health and Wellbeing for All The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call upon all global citizens to work together towards an end to poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. As part of that vision, SDG 3 singles out the need to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all … Read More

Ian MatthewsInsights: What Should Private Sector Investments during the SDGs Look Like?

The Private Sector and Africa’s Demographic Dividend

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On the occasion of the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA), GBCHealth, World Bank and UNFPA will convene a high-level meeting on September 22nd (08.30-10.30 ET) to discuss the private sector’s role in supporting Africa’s demographic change. Hosted by His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson for the African Union, the event will bring together African Heads of … Read More

Ian MatthewsThe Private Sector and Africa’s Demographic Dividend