With interest in African markets growing, the challenge of sustaining healthy workforces and consumer markets is becoming more and more critical to businesses around the world. What can corporations do to promote health in Africa? What is the impact of a healthier population, and how can it be leveraged for increased economic growth? This symposium looked at health as one key to achieving sustainable development in Africa by inviting business leaders form Africa and Japan and representatives of several international organizations to talk about their own experience with public-private partnerships for health and to offer some suggestions for how corporations of all industries and all sizes can approach health in Africa.

Program


Opening Remarks

Kiyoshi KurokawaChairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Session 1
Leveraging Corporate Core Competencies for Health

【Moderator】
Richard KaseselaSenior East Africa Representative, Friends of the Global Fund, Africa; Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (ABCT), Tanzania
Private Sector Investment in Health: African Health Fund
Shakir MeraliPartner, Abraaj Group, Nairobi
Supply Chain Management: Coca–Cola Partnership with the Global Fund
Christoph Benn Director, External Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in the Community
Ivy Apea OwusuCEO, Cirrus Oil, Ghana


Shakir Merali

Ivy Apea Owusu

Christoph Benn

Session 2
Public–Private Partnerships for Development & Delivery of Health Technologies

【Moderator】
Hiromi MurakamiExecutive Director, HGPI; Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Improving Nutrition in Africa
Birgit PoniatowskiManager, Investment & Partnerships, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Hideyuki SajimotoBusiness Director, Human Nutrition & Health, DSM Nutrition Japan K.K.
Harnessing Japanese Science and Drug R&D for Innovative Global Health Solutions
Margaret McGlynnPresident and CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Mamoru HasegawaPresident and CEO, DNAVEC Corporation
Shiro KonumaDirector, Global Health Policy Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; member of the Board, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)


Birgit Poniatowski

Hideyuki Sajimoto

Margaret McGlynn

Mamoru Hasegawa

Shiro Konuma

Wrap Up Session

Ken ShibusawaPresident and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Common Assets Management
Richard KaseselaSenior East Africa Representative, Friends of the Global Fund, Africa; Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (ABCT), Tanzania
Hiromi MurakamiExecutive Director, HGPI; Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies


Ken Shibusawa

Richard Kasesela

Hiromi Murakami



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