New African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Ian MatthewsArticle, News, News Around Global Health

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) wrote a guest column for New African where they discuss how “[g]ood health is vital not only for personal wellbeing but also for any country’s economic development.” They write, “How do we ensure that the continent’s incredible source of human energy and capital drives future growth, well-being … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Public-Private Partnerships

Ian MatthewsNews

This article, the third in a series delving into the findings of the Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa (HEGA) report, offers insight into the opportunities for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in African healthcare. Previous articles in the series focused on digital health in Africa and innovative financing techniques for bridging the health financing gap. Why PPPs? The financing gap for … Read More

Ian MatthewsHealthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Public-Private Partnerships

Malaria Prevention Community Outreach

Ian MatthewsArticle

“One of our major problems in this community are mosquitoes, I hope they will stop tormenting us after this program,” said Abiola from Ikate. This was just one response to a recent malaria community outreach program carried out by Access Bank in partnership with The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), HACEY Health Initiative and the OVL Foundation in … Read More

Ian MatthewsMalaria Prevention Community Outreach

Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Innovative Financing

Ian MatthewsArticle

This is the second article in a planned series which will review the findings of the recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article offers insight into the status of, and … Read More

Ian MatthewsHealthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Innovative Financing

Event: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

Ian MatthewsNews

On 6 July in Niamey, Niger, the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) are hosting a day-long, high-level partnership meeting in support of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Project. This meeting will take place on the margins of the regional African Union Summit. This meeting aims to support … Read More

Ian MatthewsEvent: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

New report takes you inside Africa’s premier event on health and business

Ian MatthewsNews

The Africa Business: Health Forum, held on the margins of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on 12th February 2019, was the culmination of efforts by Aliko Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to help mobilize private sector resources and expertise in order to strengthen health systems and consequently transform health outcomes across the … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew report takes you inside Africa’s premier event on health and business

Vital Progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment in West & Central Africa Demonstrates Need for Continued Investment

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

Vital Progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sahel Demonstrates Value of Continued Investment The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD), a regional initiative launched in 2015, remains one of UNFPA WCARO’s remarkable success stories. “Investing in human capital will determine whether or not Africa is able to acquire human capital that is commensurate with its desire for emergence,” said … Read More

Ian MatthewsVital Progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment in West & Central Africa Demonstrates Need for Continued Investment

News: The Rise of Diabetes and the Urgent Need for Action

Alyssa GovindanNews

November 14th marked World Diabetes Day, a day created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming health threats posed by rapidly increasing rates of diabetes globally. Diabetes can be fatal and can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. From 1980 to 2014, the number … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: The Rise of Diabetes and the Urgent Need for Action

The Heavy Burden of Obesity in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Weight gain has been accelerating across the globe due to a myriad of factors including a growing economy, fast food expansion and a shift towards more sedentary living. Worldwide, 39% of adults were overweight and 13% were obese in 2016. Since obesity rates are not disbursed equally throughout the world, some countries (like the U.S.) are noted for carrying more … Read More

Alyssa GovindanThe Heavy Burden of Obesity in Africa

Event: Spotlight Event at ICASA

Alyssa GovindanNews

GBCHealth, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and the African Youth Network (AfriYAN) are co-hosting a satellite session on the sidelines of the 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), which is being held this week (December 4 to 8) in Abidjan. The side event, “Youth leadership in Africa’s response … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: Spotlight Event at ICASA