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World's Premier Conference on Business and Global Health, May 15-17, 2013 in NYC

Top Leaders in Business and Health to Address Private Sector Role in Improving Health in Workplace, Community and World

Submitted by: GBCHealth

Categories: Health & Wellness, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Apr 24, 2013 – 06:30 PM EST


NEW YORK, Apr. 24 /CSRwire/ -  GBCHealth, a non-profit coalition of more than 200 companies working to improve the health of their workforces and communities around the world, will bring together corporate executives, government leaders and visionaries from the most influential global institutions at its annual conference on May 15-17, 2013 in New York City. GBCHealth, formerly known as the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, holds the only event focused exclusively on the role of the private sector in tackling the most urgent global health problems of our times.

Keynote and panel speakers include:

Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Ray Chambers; ABC News’ Richard Besser; U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby; Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs; NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley; Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda Fried; Pulitzer-winning New York Times reporter and Salt Sugar Fat author Michael Moss; UNAIDS’ Michel Sidibé; basketball star Dikembe Mutombo; Global Health Corps CEO Barbara Bush; Mozambique Health Minister Alexander Manguele; South Africa First Lady, Bongi Ngema-Zuma; Zambia First Lady and OB/GYN Christine Kaseba-Sata; BD executive and GBCHealth Acting CEO Gary Cohen; Swedish Global Health Ambassador Anders Nordström; United Nations Population Fund’s Babatunde Osotimehin and many more

Leaders from the world’s foremost global health organizations and just some of the following companies will speak:

Abt Associates, Access Bank, Anglo American, BD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chevron Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Eli Lilly, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co., Medtronic, Merck, Microsoft, MTV, Nestlé, Novartis, Pfizer, Sumitomo Chemical, Teck Resources

WHERE: Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
45 East 45th Street (at Madison Avenue)

RSVP: For further information, please visit the conference website at conference13.gbchealth.org.

Selected Highlights of the GBCHealth Annual Conference:

Companies Announce New Funding and Programs: Several companies and unilateral agencies will announce massive new investments and programs in global health.

Born HIV-Free - Achieving Zero Mother-to-Child Transmission by 2015: Too many babies are born HIV-positive but the solution is within our reach. We’ll share early results of on-the-ground interventions in Nigeria where prevention of mother-to-child transmission is being integrated into routine healthcare delivery. This session will also highlight measurement approaches to ensure that companies’ contributions can be captured and integrated with government data.

The Race to Meet the Millennium Development Goals: Join U.N. Special Envoy Ray Chambers, BD’s Gary Cohen and other passionate leaders in a discussion on accelerating progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals through private sector engagement.

Healthy Cities: The Future of Global Health: We’ll highlight business-specific ways to support a healthy workforce in urban settings. Speakers include NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley and Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

The Business Case for Family Planning: The world's leading voices on family planning will make the business case for dramatically increased private sector engagement in family planning. Speakers include: Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, and the First Lady of Zambia, Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata.

Food Companies: Their Role in Health: As obesity and diabetes climb globally and people consume more processed foods, should food companies change their ways? New York Times Pulitzer-winning reporter Michael Moss, author of the bestseller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, promises to provoke.

Digital Health: The Key to Global Development?: Hosted in partnership with the U.N. Digital He@lth Initiative, trailblazers from organizations such as Microsoft and the Rockefeller Foundation will show how they are applying information and communications technologies to health challenges.

When Top Meets Bottom - How Companies and Social Businesses Are Partnering for Health: This panel will examine ways that multinational corporations are working with small social enterprises to achieve greater health impact and market reach.

Saving Children's Lives - How Smart Businesses Are Building Shared Value: Leaders from Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, Sesame Workshop, GE and the mining company Teck will share their stories of how investing in child health is creating value for companies while providing significant societal benefit.

Throughout the Conference, GBCHealth will bestow its Business Action on Health Awards that honor the best corporate programs.

For more speakers and sessions and registration information, please see conference website at conference13.gbchealth.org. To register for press credentials, please contact: Eve Heyn at + 1-212-584-1651 or eheyn@gbchealth.org.

For more information, please contact:

Eve Heyn Communications & External Affairs Manager
Phone: 212-584-1651
Twitter: @GBCHealth

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