World's Premiere Awards for Corporate Global Health Programs
Submitted by: GBCHealth
Posted: Sep 11, 2012 – 05:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Sep. 11 /CSRwire/ - GBCHealth kicked off its 2013 Business Action on Health Awards today by opening the application process. The awards recognize the world’s best corporate programs that address global health needs.
Winning companies will be publicly honored at GBCHealth’s annual conference on May 15-17, 2013 in New York City.
For more than a decade, GBCHealth, formerly called the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has presented the awards to companies that take on the most urgent global health problems.
Among the most coveted honors in the field, the awards owe their prestige in part to a rigorous external evaluation process by judges drawn from the private, non-profit, multilateral and government sectors. The 2012 judges came from agencies such as the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, non-profits such as Malaria No More and PATH and companies from multiple industry sectors.
The 2012 winners represented a wide range of programs, including a non-surgical male circumcision device used to help prevent HIV transmission in Africa and a filter that provides clean water in rural Kenya while cutting greenhouse emissions by avoiding the burning of wood to purify water. Other winning programs treated millions for avoidable blindness and used smart phones to quickly report potential malaria outbreaks and improve disease surveillance.
The 2012 winning companies: AstraZeneca, Chevron Corporation, PrePex, Cisco Systems, Inc., Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, HP, Standard Chartered, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited and Vestergaard Frandsen.
Applications can be submitted until December 21, 2012. Companies also can be nominated by third parties (e.g. non-profit partners) until November 2, 2012.
For applications and information, please visit the awards page of the GBCHealth website.
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