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2012 GBCHealth Conference Takeaways

May 14, 2012 - May 15, 2012

The 2012 GBCHealth Conference and Awards Dinner was held in New York City on May 14-15.  By all measures, it was the richest and most exciting conference to date. 

Headline speakers -- including Muhtar Kent, Deepak Chopra, Richard Edelman, Christy Turlington-Burns, Kenneth Cole and Barbara Bush -- were joined by thought leaders from business, government, multi-laterals and civil society. The result was an electric 2-day event that had participants buzzing with excitement and leaving deeply enriched.

We have captured the big ideas, quotes and images from the conference.  If you were there, you can revisit your favorite moments now.  If you missed out, take the time to see what we delivered at GBCHealth Conference 2012.



Lost in Translation: Defining and Delivering Wellness in the Global Workplace

Social Health: The Future of Disease Awareness, Prevention and Treatment

Healthy Cities: How Local Governments are Partnering with Business to Improve Urban Health

Can Southern Africa Eliminate Malaria?

The Business of Health Diplomacy

Health: Business Responsibility or Business Opportunity?

Maternal Health: Milestones on the Path to Healthier Motherhood

Influencing for Change - Tackling South Africa's Diabetes Epidemic: A Conversation with Madam Bongi Ngema-Zuma, First Lady of South Africa

Special Session: MDG Health Alliance - A Plan for Driving Progress


UN Women and the Importance of Health - Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women

Richard Edelman on Trust - Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman

A New Workplace Breast Cancer Toolkit - Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Global Fund: What's Ahead for the Fund and the Private Sector - Brian Brink, Chief Medical Officer, Anglo American plc & Renuka Gadde, Vice President, Global Health, BD

The Quest for a Tuberculosis Vaccine - Kari Stoever, VP of External Affairs, Aeras

Innovative Partnerships for Global Health: How Private Sector Resources and Expertise Help Drive GAVI's Mission - David Ferreira, Managing Director for Innovative Finance & Head of Washington DC Office, GAVI Alliance

The Power of Zinc to Improve Child Health - Michael E. Agg, Senior Vice President, Teck Resources Limited


Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Deepak Chopra, Founder, The Chopra Foundation; Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization

Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventative Medicine  Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco