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01/07/2009

REPORTS, TUTORIALS & MORE

The State of Business and HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The State of Business and HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2008) gives solid insight and concrete evidence on the diversity of business action to fight these pandemics— from workplace, community and supply chain interventions to global advocacy, social mobilization and communication efforts.

The report presents the findings of a survey conducted by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) and Booz & Company to assess the corporate response to the three diseases. Eighty-three Coalition members participated in the investigation, which was complemented by semi-structured interviews with 28 business leaders selected as key informants.

The business response is characterized by pragmatism, ownership of the challenge and a keen sensitivity to the human toll of these pandemics. The report identifies opportunities for taking action in new ways that would make a critical difference to the rate of overall progress and the likelihood of true success. It cautions against HIV/AIDS complacency in certain settings, calls for more initiative in the supply chain and considers how disease specific interventions contribute to more comprehensive health-care strengthening and, more broadly, to global health and international development.

View the complete report here.