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GBCHealth News and Opportunities | July 2012
amfAR and GBCHealth Co-Host Gala on Eve of International AIDS Conference

More CEOs Sign Pledge to End Travel Restrictions on HIV-Positive People

Join UNAIDS and Leading Companies to Help Lift HIV Travel Bans

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.

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GBCHealth’s “HIV-Free Generation/Kenya” Featured at International AIDS Conference

July 26, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Helps Build HIV-Free Generation in KenyaJoin 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.

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Join Us in Nairobi: Business Action Roundtable on NCDs and Wellness in Africa

September 27, 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya

GBCHealth Kenya Address Noncommunicable Diseases in the RegionIn 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.


EVENT TAKEAWAYS

Investing in Asia-Pacific: Public-Private Partnerships in Health

July 11-12, 2012 | Bangkok, Thailand

GBCHealth Participates in Global Fund Private Sector Forum in BangkokGBCHealth partnered with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to host a two day business forum in Bangkok on investing in health in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum brought together government officials from Thailand and business leaders from the region to make the business case for partnering with the Global Fund in Asia-Pacific. Partners of the event included Friends of the Global Fund Japan, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund and the Thailand Business Coalition. GBCHealth Managing Director Michael Schreiber spoke on the opening panel entitled, "The Global Fund and the Role of the Private Sector in Response to the Three Diseases." Read more


Reducing TB Risk Factors for Employees in Russia

June 25, 2012 | Moscow, Russia

GBCHealth conducted a roundtable on addressing tuberculosis in the workplace. Entitled, “Behavior Change Practices for Healthier Lifestyle and TB Risk Factors Reduction,” the workshop was held in Moscow in partnership with its regional counterparts the National Association of Business for Healthy Society and the National Society of Professional Medicine. In 2010, the WHO Report on Global TB control ranked Russia eleventh in TB incidence rate among the 22 high-burden countries and third on the list of countries with high rates of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Medical advisors and heads of safety and environment from Shell, BD, BP, TNK-BP, Intel, URALSIB, Schlumberger, RUSAL, Metalloinvest, Lukoil and other leading companies attended the roundtable, sharing their learnings with their peers. Company representatives also asked leading experts from the Central TB Research Institute and WHO Russia about a range of TB issues related to addressing TB in the workplace. Read takeaway


MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

Share Your Company’s Work on Health with the GBCHealth Network

Business Helps Build HIV-Free Generation in KenyaUpdate your company’s profile on GBCHealth.org to share the story of your impact. Member profiles are a way for companies to share best practices, lessons learned and resources with other companies and partners in the GBCHealth network. Simply fill out this form with information on your current health programs and priorities. Click here for an example of a completed profile. {COUNTRY| }


Employee Engagement: Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday

5th Birthday Campaign - Submit Your Childhood Photo and WishUSAID 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.


Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) News

Key Updates on Global Fund, Private Sector Involvement with the Fund 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.


IN THIS ISSUE


More Than 20 CEOs Sign Pledge to Oppose HIV-Travel Bans

GBCHealth’s “HIV-Free Generation/Kenya” Featured at International AIDS Conference

Business Action Roundtable on NCDs and Wellness in Africa

Bangkok Forum Takeaways

Reducing TB Risk Factors for Employees in Russia

Share Your Company’s Work on Health with the GBCHealth Network

Employee Engagement: Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday

Private Sector Delegation to the Global Fund News

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CALENDAR


16-21

Summer Camp for AIDS Impacted Children

Beijing, China


21

Together to End AIDS Dinner

Washington, D.C.


26

Working with the Private Sector to Build an HIV-Free Generation

Washington, D.C.


18-19

CSR Asia Summit: Local Innovation for Global Challenges

Beijing, China

9-12

The Road to Malaria Elimination 2020 -- Investment and Beyond

Johannesburg, South Africa


22

Driving Global Technological Innovations in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

New York, New York

TOOLS & RESOURCES

Fighting HIV/AIDS in the Workplace: A Company Management Guide

HIV Prevention Breakthroughs: Part 1 of a 3-Part Expert Connections Teleconference Series on HIV

GBCHealth's Business Guide to the International AIDS Conference

Chevron's Cardiovascular Health Program