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Global Health Action Conference to Focus On How to Turn Strategies, Program Ideas into Practical Action

Rare Mix of Business, Government, Multilaterals, Nonprofits, Donors

Submitted by: GBCHealth

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Apr 12, 2010 – 03:21 PM EST


NEW YORK, Apr. 12 /CSRwire/ - How to make big strategies and specific program ideas work will be the focus of a rare cross-sector mix of senior executives and program implementers at the Global Health Action conference in Washington June 7-8. In addition, the conference will emphasize funding and partnership opportunities, both public-private and innovative "collective actions," which include collaboration among multiple businesses.

Registration is now open. The 2009 Global Health Action conference attracted over 600 participants, about half of whom were c-level from major multinational companies, government, nonprofits, and multilaterals.

"At the conference, we'll focus much less on academic theory and much more on the nuts and bolts of how to build these strong partnerships and strong programs that are cost-effective and really move the needle on global health," said John Tedstrom, President and CEO of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Among those who will be leading the conference discussions and defining partnership opportunities:

  • Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State, special honoree

  • Melanne Verveer, President Obama's ambassador for global women's issues

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett

  • Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

  • Susan Smith Ellis, CEO of (RED);

  • Alexander Cummings, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO of Access Bank and Chairman of the Friends of the Global Fund Africa;

  • Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund;

  • Dr. Anu Gupta, Director of Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson

  • And many more high-level executives from companies, governments, multilaterals and foundations.

For more on the conference, or to register, please go to: http://conference.gbcimpact.org

9th Annual Awards for Excellence in Business Action on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
On June 8, following the conference, GBC's the 2010 Business Excellence Awards dinner will recognize the best in business action, offering an extraordinary opportunity to network with other leaders in the global fight. A special all-access pass is available, which includes both the Global Health Action conference and the awards dinner.

Our special honoree will be the National Basketball Association, recognized for its long-standing and deep engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria, and its commitment to do even more in the future to improve the lives of people and communities around the world. Representatives of the NBA will join us to receive the Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Business Leadership.

Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
GBC is a movement of businesses that are joining forces with governments and civil society to end the ravages of disease faster. By working together across sectors and getting business actively engaged in turning corporate assets into disease-fighting assets in a coordinated way, we can hasten the arrival of the day when HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria no longer wreak havoc on people, communities and nations.

GBC represents the private sector to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Coalition has offices in New York, Paris, Johannesburg, Beijing, Nairobi and Moscow. For more information visit www.gbcimpact.org.

For more information, please contact:

David Stearns Communications and External Affairs Manager
Phone: 212.584.1633
Fax: 212.584.1699

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