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2011 GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards

Each year, the GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards highlight outstanding company achievements and help set the agenda for the future of the fight to defeat the greatest health threats of our time.

View the 2011 Winning & Commended Companies

GBCHealth received a record-setting number of entries in this year's competition, making 2011 the most competitive Awards race in our ten-year history. The 2011 competition also featured the unveiling of two new Awards categories: Technology for Health and Disease Prevention and Beyond: Eradicating Root Causes of Poor Health.

The GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards honor companies that exemplify the spirit of innovation and dedication to outstanding achievements in global health. Winning programs are:

  • Results-oriented. Winning programs achieve significant advancements and improvements in the health and wellness of their target populations. They use approaches and methods that others can replicate, adapt or expand to new contexts, multiplying impact.
  • Innovative. Winning programs embody the future of global health and wellness. They offer creative and ground-breaking solutions to modern challenges, while implementing practices that are socially and economically sustainable.
  • Compelling models for action. Winning programs impact not only their target populations. They inspire and motivate, galvanizing corporate peers and non-profit partners alike to renew and invigorate their efforts.

2011 Business Action on Health Award Winners

Workplace/Workforce Engagement Award Winner
Gold Fields Ghana
Gold Fields Ghana's education, prevention and treatment programs in worksites and communities surrounding its Tarkwa mine have achieved 96 percent HIV testing participation rates among mineworkers, over 90 percent reductions in STI cases and 65 percent reductions in malaria cases.

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Community Investment Award Winner

Rio Tinto SimferRio Tinto Simfer's HIV and Malaria workplace and community program utilizes community health agents and peer educators to provide awareness, prevention and treatment services to over 10,000 people living in the Simandou mining region since 2008, and ensured that previously unavailable malaria medications were in stock 365 days a year at local health facilities.
Application of Core Competence Award Winner

HPIn collaboration with CHAI and the Kenyan government, HP's Early Infant Diagnosis program uses five state-of-the-art HP data centers, SMS and email technology to automate HIV diagnostic processes, and is expected to increase the number of HIV positive infants identified and put on treatment by over 50 percent in its first full year of implementation.

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Partnership/Collective Action Award Winner

BDIn partnership with PEPFAR, the Kenyan Ministry of Health and CDC, BD's Kenya Safer Blood Collection Initiative provides comprehensive training on safe blood-drawing practices to reduce needle stick injuries and improve diagnostic accuracy, training 529 Kenyan health workers since June 2010 and showing significant positive impact on blood-drawing knowledge, safe practices and worker self-confidence.
Technology for Health Award Winner

Novartis Pharma AGNovartis' SMS for Life program, a partnership with Vodafone, IBM, Google, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Roll Back Malaria, uses SMS, mobile phone and electronic mapping technology to track weekly stock levels of anti-malarial medicines in remote rural communities, eliminating stock-outs in one region by the eighth week and increasing the percentage of health facilities stocked with all 5 anti-malarial medicines from 25 to 75 percent overall.
Disease Prevention & Beyond: Eradicating Root Causes of Poor Health Award Winner
GEGE's Developing Health Globally program provides infrastructure, equipment and training services and products, with an emphasis on maternal and infant health needs, to health care facilities in 13 African, Asian and Latin American countries, impacting the lives of 5.3 million individuals and reducing infant mortality by up to 60 percent.

2011 Business Action on Health Commended Companies

Workplace/Workforce Engagement
Chevron Nigeria Limited
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Del Monte Del Monte Kenya Limited
The Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company
Community Investment
Abbott Abbott
Apollo Tyres Ltd. Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited
Application of Core Competence
MTV MTV Networks International
Thomson Reuters Foundation Thomson Reuters Foundation
Partnership/Collective Action
Ford FORD Motor Company of Southern Africa
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold
Novartis Novartis Pharma AG
Technology for Health
Gilead Sciences, Inc. Gilead Sciences, Inc.
HP Hewlett Packard
Disease Prevention & Beyond: Eradicating Root Causes of Poor Health
Accor Accor Greater China
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Procter & Gamble Services Ltd. Kenya Procter & Gamble Services Ltd. Kenya