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GBCHealth Announces Winners of Best Corporate Global Health Programs
Date:5/3/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

GBCHealth announced today the winners of the Business Action on Health Awards. The awards recognize the world’s best corporate-supported programs that address global health needs. Awards will be presented to winning companies at the GBCHealth annual conference on May 15-17 in New York City. It is the only event focused exclusively on the role of business in improving global health.

The 2013 winning programs represent innovative work from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard Company, Levi Strauss & Co., Novartis, ORTEC, Pfizer and Procter & Gamble.

ORTEC won the Technology for Health award for its program, co-run with North Star Alliance, that operates a network of Roadside Wellness Centers along southern Africa’s major transport routes. Each center is a shipping container converted into a clinic servicing mobile populations such as truck drivers and communities along the transport corridors. ORTEC developed a system that securely stores, exchanges and monitors patient-specific data across the roadside centers, enabling continuity of care and real-time monitoring of disease trends. In 2012, 29 roadside centers operating in 13 African countries provided over 200,000 individuals with counseling, testing and treatment services for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria and general health needs

Levi Strauss & Co. won a Workplace/Workforce Engagement for its Employee HIV/AIDS Program that provides HIV/AIDS education and services for 6,800 retail employees in LS&Co.’s 600 stores in 26 countries. Where private or national health coverage is inadequate, LS&Co. offers employees its own HIV/AIDS benefits plan. Further, LS&Co. has partnered with Mercer LLC to negotiate the inclusion of HIV/AIDS-related conditions w
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