GBCHealth will host first meeting of the year for its members and key partners at De Beers Corporate Park in Johannesburg on Thursday 28 February 2013. The event is sponsored by De Beers and will be conducted in English with French and Portuguese translations.
Members are invited to join the robust discussion among companies, multilaterals and government leaders on emerging health trends and how they will affect the decisions and actions of today's business leaders. GBCHealth also will unveil its priorities for 2013 for the Southern African region.
GBCHealth is a coalition of more than 200 member companies and organisations committed to investing their resources to making a healthier world ... for their employees, for the communities in which they work, and for the world at large. It serves as a hub for private sector engagement on the world's most pressing global health issues.
Bongi Ngema-Zuma - First Lady of South Africa,
Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia; obstetrician and gynaecologist
Parks Tau, executive mayor, Johannesburg
Dr Ahmed Megan, Lesotho, country representative UNICEF
Dr Shiva Murugasampillay, medical officer, strategy, economics and elimination unit, Global Health Malaria Program, World Health Organisation
Professor Sheila Tlou, director, regional support team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS;
Dr Erick Ventura, South Africa regional migration health coordinator and acting chief of mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Dr Zweli Mkhize, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal,
Michael Schreiber, executive director of GBCHealth,
Dr Yogan Pillay, deputy director of Department of Health
A special maternal and child health spotlight focus (corporate initiatives in collaborating to improve women's & children's health eg cervical cancer, etc) - discussion to be followed by a moderated panel discussion.
A special TB spotlight focused on the operationalization of the SADC Ministers TB Declaration
A discussion on the progress of the breakthrough HIV therapy in South Africa - ie the single HIV pill therapy, male circumcision, vaccine
The SADC and AU elimination agenda and what are the malaria priorities for 2013 - the building of corporate partnerships for elimination of malaria in Southern Africa and follow up from both the 2011 and 2012 meeting
Discussion on the GBCHealth SADC Private Sector Constituency for the Mozambique Ministry of Health and SADC Secretariat
The future of innovative healthcare funding
For further information, call Vusi Leeuw +27 (0) 84 824 0848 or e-mail .
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