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“They Come to See Me Before They Go to See God”: Echoes of IAS Rome 2011

August 30, 2011 - 10:00am
It’s the morning after the close of the 6th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care, the world’s largest HIV conference.  I am currently on a six month assignment lending my organizational development expertise to IAS as a Pfizer Global Health Fellow.  My main contribution at the conference was to lead a series of focus groups with IAS members to learn... Read More

Global Fund ATM – Donor or Investor?

August 25, 2011 - 10:00am
GBCHealth Private Sector Delegation to the Global Fund The initial GBCHealth Latin American member’s event was very successful.  GBCHealth serves as an entry-point for collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria while orchestrating the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) on the Global Fund Board of Directors. The PSD collectively... Read More

My first Brazilian Winter Experience

August 23, 2011 - 10:00am
São Paulo and Latin America GBCHealth Members Meeting “Bom Dia” or “good day” in Brazilian Portuguese!  Although I just returned home (to NY) from Paris, I was on a plane the next morning for a long, but direct, flight to Brazil.  Traveling internationally for the purpose of improving global health is rather exciting and certainly... Read More

Male Workforces and Telehealth

August 18, 2011 - 10:00am
Paris Meeting Successes: Aside from notable attributions to passions around food, wine and romance, Paris also has a healthy contingent of large multinational companies and organizational representatives (i.e. International Diabetes Foundation, GAVI, WHO) that are committed to global health.  The meeting with GBCHealth’s European-based... Read More

Multilinguism and Coincidence

August 16, 2011 - 10:00am
Paris and Francophone Africa: Bonjour!  GBCHealth convened a European member engagement meeting in Paris the week of June 20th 2011.  The main focus for the member meetings was for us (GBCHealth) to identify private sector engagement priorities and capabilities for... Read More

Dynamic Change

August 11, 2011 - 10:00am
Over the past three months on assignment with GBCHealth, I learned rapidly that things in global health and public health do not stay the same for very long.  Information has a short half-life due to such dynamic and changing interests on the global health stage.  Despite macro health issues that remain the same (i.e. large HIV mortality and morbidity burden), the fundamentals of these health... Read More

GBCHealth Inspired Heat Wave?

August 9, 2011 - 10:00am
I think that the heat wave the Northeastern part of the U.S. (particularly New York City) the week of May 29th must have been due to ignition of intense calls to integrated global health action generated from GBCHealth’s 10th Anniversary Conference and Award Dinner Gala on June 1-2nd 2011!! This was an amazingly high-powered event which included appearances by government officials, entrepreneurs... Read More

South African Protocols; To Snap or Clap?

August 4, 2011 - 10:00am
South Africa Cultural Protocols for Public Speaking            I learned a great South African cultural lesson during my visit to Johannesburg, South Africa on public speaking. While finalizing GBC’s Healthy Women Healthy Economies speaking event for International Women’s Day on March 8th (which was wildly successful), we learned quickly that there was a problem.  When speaking... Read More

Management Tip of the Day

August 2, 2011 - 10:00am
My average day as a Fellow in the GBCHealth office starts between 7-8am each day, running outside for 15min to grab a lunch to eat at my desk so I can multitask eating & working and leaving for the day around 6pm.  However, due to the strong and emotionally powerful work that GBCHealth and the Healthy Women Healthy Economies (HWHE) initiative in particular is putting in for women and girls... Read More

Healthy Women Healthy Economies

July 27, 2011 - 10:00am
I am currently a Pfizer Global Health Fellow (GHF) working on a 6 month assignment with GBCHealth (formerly known as Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis) based out of their Global Headquarters in New York City.  I am working within a specific GBCHealth International Impact Initiative entitled Healthy Women Healthy Economies (HWHE).  This Initiative is in partnership... Read More