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Already, more than 20 prominent CEOs have joined the pledge. They range from Levi Strauss & Co., the first to sign, to Anglo American plc, Johnson & Johnson, The Coca-Cola Company, National Basketball Association (NBA), Merck & Co. and more.
Forty six countries still impose some form of restriction on entry, stay or residence based on a person’s HIV status. Such policies are discriminatory and bad for business. GBCHealth and UNAIDS are partnering to secure the commitment of CEOs to oppose these travel restrictions.
We’re promoting the pledge now as the International AIDS Conference kicks off in Washington, D.C. July 22-27 and will promote it again on World AIDS Day. Show your leadership by joining the pledge.
July 26, 2012 | Washington, D.C.
Join GBCHealth and HIV-Free Generation/Kenya at the International AIDS Conference to learn how companies, in partnership with governments and nonprofits, are empowering youth and providing important HIV prevention messaging and resources. Leaders from the Kenyan and U.S. government, along with representatives from PATH, MTV Networks International, Huru International, Standard Group and Africa Youth Trust will share lessons from the field at this satellite session. Refreshments will be served.
September 27, 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya
In Kenya chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are now the leading causes of death and contribute to increasing medical costs and lost productivity for companies. GBCHealth’s Business Action Roundtable on NCDs and Wellness in Africa will focus on the importance of expanding existing workplace policies and programs to include NCDs and overall wellness through employee education and investment in preventative measures. For more information, please email Julie Cege.
Employee Engagement: Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday
USAID recently launched the “Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday Campaign” to bring attention and resources to an urgent problem: each year roughly seven million children die before the age of five, largely from preventable causes. The campaign is simple. It features the photos of global health leaders, celebrities and everyday citizens on their fifth birthday, along with their message about why we must address the health of these vulnerable youth. GBCHealth staff members are submitting their photos and wishes and we invite all of our members and partners to get involved, too. Encourage your employees to address this compelling global health program – the 5thBDay website has easy action steps for sharing your photos and messages via social media and email.
Learn about changes underway at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as highlights from the May 2012 Board Meeting in the Summer 2012 PSD newsletter. The newsletter highlights HEINEKEN's corporate actions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and shares news on the announcement of a secondement program for private sector executives in which corporate representatives will be recruited to spend six months to one year at the Fund's headquarters in Geneva or in-country. Read the newsletter.
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