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World’s Premiere Awards for Corporate Global Health Programs

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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.

Award categories:
Workplace/Workforce Engagement: General
Workplace/Workforce Engagement: Special Focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria
Community Investment: General
Community Investment: Special Focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria
Application of Core Competence
Partnership/Collective Action
Technology for Health
Health & Beyond: Eradicating Root Causes

For applications and information, please visit the awards page of the GBCHealth web site.

For more information, please contact Helene Coulson at awards(at)gbchealth(dot)org and +1- 212-584-1647.

ABOUT GBCHealth
GBCHealth represents over 200 private sector companies leading the business fight for improved global health. Through work that includes developing comprehensive workplace policies; supporting community programs; leveraging core competencies; facilitating leadership and advocacy by business leaders; and brokering public-private partnerships, GBCHealth helps members achieve their global health goals. GBCHealth also manages the private sector delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, serving as an entry-point for corporate collaboration and engagement with the Fund and its recipients worldwide. GBCHealth has offices in New York, Johannesburg, Beijing, Nairobi and Moscow. For more information on GBCHealth, please visit http://www.gbchealth.org.

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