Integration in the Time of SDGs

Ian MatthewsArticle, Blog

By: Ian Matthews, GBCHealth The unfinished business of the MDGs… Leave no one behind… Introduction: The moral foundation of the SDGs These phrases are uttered almost daily by development practitioners across the globe. In many ways, they have collectively come to represent the moral foundation of the SDGs. However, we are only just starting to understand how these principles will … Read More

Ian MatthewsIntegration in the Time of SDGs

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

Whadya Know About 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 ArbogastWhadya Know About NTDs?

Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Diplomacy is undergoing profound changes in the 21st century – and global health is one of the areas where this is most apparent. The negotiation processes that shape and manage the global policy environment for health are increasingly conducted not only between public health experts representing health ministries of nation states but include many other major players at the national … Read More

Margaret ArbogastExecutive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

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

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and … Read More

Margaret ArbogastInternational Day to End Obstetric Fistula

37th Meeting of the Global Fund Board of Directors

Margaret ArbogastEvent

The Board of the Global Fund meets twice a year on average. At each meeting the Board takes a number of decisions, which are legally binding on the Board, the Secretariat, and in-country partners.

Margaret Arbogast37th Meeting of the Global Fund Board of Directors