Digital Health & Global Development: The Key to Achieving Universal Health Coverage?

By Dominique Torres Van Der Rijst, GBCHealth Social Media Corps

On day III of the GBCHealth 2013 conference, panelists representing international organizations, foundations, private sector companies and research institutions gathered to discuss one idea: Is digital health the way forward when it comes to assuring access to health in the 21st Century?

Father of the MDG’s, Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior U.N. advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries.

Digital Health: A Key to Global Development?

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Panelists addressed how foundations, multinational companies, entrepreneurs and academic institutions are collaborating to leverage digital health in the quest to strengthen health systems, provide access to testing and treatment, educate healthcare workers, and deliver economic benefits.

Aiming High at the GBCHealth Conference

By Colin Smith, Friends of the Global Fight

There are just 959 days left to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). That’s the reminder health and business leaders heard yesterday morning at GBCHealth’s annual conference. Kicking off the day’s many presentations was someone who lives and breathes these goals: Ray Chambers…

Reproductive health for first time on GBCHealth Conference agenda

This news article by Lisa Anderson originally appeared on Thomson Reuters here.
Access to reproductive health services and the ability of women to plan the timing and number of their pregnancies is increasingly being recognized as a key not only to the health of women, families and communities, but to the prosperity of nations. The importance of that is reflected in the fact that for the first time, reproductive health issues are included this year in the agenda of the annual GBCHealth Conference…

Day 2 Opening Session: Cost-Saving Meets Life-Saving

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Leaders from USAID, Swedish SIDA and private sector partners discussed how their new value-for-money partnership can help accelerate progress towards key global health goals: child health (MDG 4), maternal health (MDG 5) and HIV, malaria and tuberculosis (MDG 6).

The key to change? Cross-generational collaboration.

By Amee Amin, GBCHealth Social Media Corps

In December 2012, the National Intelligence Council published a report on what the world could look like in 2030. Based on key megatrends, game-changing events, and the world’s response to these changes, the future could range from a worst-case scenario of more inequity and chaos to a best-case scenario of equity and peace…

Afternoon session: Replenishment in The Global Fund’s New Era: The Private Sector’s Impact

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Global Fund leadership, donors and private sector partners discuss the Global Fund’s current priorities, the state of the three diseases, and how the private sector can play a leading role in the Replenishment.

A Witness to Global Health Cross-Pollination & The Way Forward

By Anne McPherson, Global Health Corps and GBCHealth Social Media Corps

I’m thrilled to be a part of the inaugural Social Media Corps at this year’s GBCHealth Conference! As a long-time health communications professional with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, GBCHealth is an ideal setting for me to observe and absorb the wisdom of some of the world’s leading health practitioners and innovators…

Lunch session: Healthy Cities, the Future of Global Health

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More than half of today’s world lives in towns or cities, with the fastest rates of urban growth occurring in Africa and Asia.

Mailman’s Dean Linda P. Fried speaks with New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, who is paving the way for a healthier New York City through innovative programs and partnerships. Hear how your company can support a healthy city – a critical part of global health.