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New Private Sector Board Members Elected to the Global Fund Board for 2021-2023 - Ahead of the Global Fund’s 45th Board meeting in May, the members of the Private Sector Constituency (PSC) re-elected Sherwin Charles (Co-Founder and CEO at Goodbye Malaria) as Board Member, and elected Jirair Ratevosian (Executive Director at Gilead Sciences) as Alternate Board Member, representing the private sector to the Global Fund’s Board. Mr. Charles will serve his second term as Board ... Read More
Ensuring Progress in the Fight to End Malaria Through Innovation & Collaboration - In commemoration of World Malaria Day 2021, GBCHealth and the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) hosted Combat Malaria in Africa: Lessons and Opportunities, a high-level virtual event which brought together the malaria community to discuss how to ensure progress in the fight to end malaria during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The importance of private sector engagement and cross-sector ... Read More
Investment in Malaria & CHWs is Investment in Pandemic Preparedness - “Preparedness for the next pandemic is a choice,” proposed Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho and Robert D. Newman in an op-ed published by Think Global Health.  The authors highlight the similarities in health infrastructure challenges that apply to malaria, COVID-19 and many other health issues. “[B]eating [malaria & COVID-19] will require common investments,” they write. “Malaria has thrived where there are gaps in ... Read More
Leaving the Tarmac: Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Shares Insights Into His Business Career - GBCHealth Co-Chair and former Access Bank CEO, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, recently launched his book, Leaving the Tarmac: Buying a Bank in Africa.  The book tells the story of how Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede and Mr. Herbert Wigwe took a leap of faith in taking over Access Bank, a move which had a profound and long-lasting impact on the Nigerian banking and financial sector. ... Read More
Smartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening - A publication from BMC Infectious Diseases in November 2020 details a smartphone application for automated malaria screening. The Android application combines multiple functions, including image acquisition, screening, and management of the acquired data. Used in combination with a microscope adapter, this results in a very affordable design. Android smartphones and microscopes are both common in malaria clinics, and an adapter ... Read More
Partnering for Impact: Bayer Joins the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa - By Bayer At Bayer, we are committed to using science and innovation to improve people’s lives for the better. Bayer’s heritage in malaria control spans over more than 60 years and we continue to build on this long-term commitment and expertise by researching, developing and supplying innovative solutions including Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and supplying active ingredient for use in ... Read More