New Private Sector Board Members Elected to the Global Fund Board for 2021-2023

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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

Ian MatthewsNew Private Sector Board Members Elected to the Global Fund Board for 2021-2023

Ensuring Progress in the Fight to End Malaria Through Innovation & Collaboration

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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

Ian MatthewsEnsuring Progress in the Fight to End Malaria Through Innovation & Collaboration

Investment in Malaria & CHWs is Investment in Pandemic Preparedness

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“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

Ian MatthewsInvestment in Malaria & CHWs is Investment in Pandemic Preparedness

Leaving the Tarmac: Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Shares Insights Into His Business Career

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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

Ian MatthewsLeaving the Tarmac: Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Shares Insights Into His Business Career

Smartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening

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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

Ian MatthewsSmartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening

Partnering for Impact: Bayer Joins the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa

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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

Ian MatthewsPartnering for Impact: Bayer Joins the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa

Target Malaria: A Glimpse Into the Future of Malaria Control

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The WHO World Malaria Report 2020 reveals that despite tremendous global progress in reducing malaria, headway has slowed since 2015, hitting a plateau in the last three years. The WHO warns that if new tools are not forthcoming, key targets of its global malaria strategy will likely be missed. Current interventions, such as drug treatments, LLIN and IRS, have helped … Read More

Ian MatthewsTarget Malaria: A Glimpse Into the Future of Malaria Control

CONVINCE Africa: A Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake

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“We are more connected on the planet than we thought, we are more vulnerable than we thought and the inequalities existing between us are greater than we thought. We should not let inequities in the distribution of vaccines exacerbate the inequalities we see already.” – Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC At the first African-led dialogue to be held … Read More

Ian MatthewsCONVINCE Africa: A Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake

CAMA Dialogue Series: Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

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The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) and partners are hosting a three-part dialogue series between March and May 2021 to mobilize the private sector, government and key stakeholders in the global health community towards continued commitment and increased investment in malaria elimination.  Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have held the line by … Read More

Ian MatthewsCAMA Dialogue Series: Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

Ending Workplace TB Through Partnership

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GBCHealth speaks with J&J and The Global Fund about growing TB initiative  Business plays a key role in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). As part of GBCHealth’s efforts to catalyze cross-sector partnerships that leverage the power and resources of the business community to transform the health of society, we are proud to partner with the Ending Workplace TB (EWTB) initiative … Read More

Ian MatthewsEnding Workplace TB Through Partnership