TB : Rationale for Corporate Action. Adjo Mfodwo Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Cape Town, 23rd February 2009. Tuberculosis Incidence. About 1/3 of the worlds population carries latent TB Up to 10 million new cases of active TB annually
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Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
Cape Town, 23rd February 2009
TB is the most common cause of death in HIV-infected patients worldwide – yet TB is curable!
Over 1 million
Over 300 per 100,000 pop
WEF Executive Opinion Survey (2007) of over 11,000 respondents in 130 countries:
GBC’s mission is to mobilize the power of the global business community to fight the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics
Demonstrated capacity in corporate mobilization:
220+ members on 5 continents
Extensive network in Africa, supported by:
Offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Paris
Robust infrastructure in New York
Experienced broker for public-private partnerships:
Private Sector Focal Point at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria
Strong relationships with Stop TB, PEPFAR, PMI, GTZ
GBC global assessment of business action on HIV/AIDS, TB & Malaria (2008)
TB engagement surveyed
For the employee:
For the company:
For the community:
For the national TB program:
Successful engagement on TB requires cross-sectoral collaboration with government, communities and business each playing their unique and important role.
For more information and to register visit:
Contact: Louis DaGama: Director, Princess of Africa Foundation.