GBCHealth Releases 2012 Annual Report: Working with Businesses to Improve Health Worldwide

GBCHealth Releases 2012 Annual Report: Working with Businesses to Improve Health Worldwide

Highlights Year’s Business Action on Health Milestones

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:25pm

CONTENT: Press Release

New York, NY, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ GBCHealth today released its 2012 annual report. The report highlights GBCHealth’s many achievements from the year, which include:

  • Mobilizing companies to get zinc to children to help prevent diarrhea deaths, a leading killer of children, through a new Mining Compact for Child Health
  • Developing a workplace diabetes education and awareness program for companies in China, which has the highest number of people in the world living with diabetes
  • Launching, with UNAIDS and Levi Strauss & Co., a CEO pledge opposing HIV-related travel restrictions and spreading public awareness
  • Brokering new high impact private-public partnerships, including several that are working to cut new HIV infections among Kenyan youth
  • Hosting or sharing expertise at more than  60 events around the world
  • Publishing original research on such topics as wellness programs in emerging markets to help companies strengthen their health work

The full GBCHealth Annual Report can be read here.

GBCHealth, formerly the Global Business Coalition on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is a coalition of 200 companies addressing the world’s most pressing global health problems. 

The annual report’s launch comes as world leaders focus on accelerating progress on key global health issues, such as reducing child and maternal deaths, in this week’s kick-off of the new United Nations General Assembly session in New York City.

“2012 was a milestone year,” GBCHealth Executive Director Michael Schreiber said.  “We mobilized the private sector to take a stand against laws that discriminate against people with HIV, to reduce preventable child deaths and to partner with governments around the world to save lives. We’re excited about even greater collaboration in 2013.”

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Eve Heyn
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