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

Malaria – Levi Strauss & Co.

Winner: Community Investment: General – Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) not-for-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) seeks to reduce child diarrhea deaths due to unclean water through raising awareness and providing P&G water purification packets. The packets contain a powdered mixture that quickly removes pathogenic micro-organisms, making water safe to drink. Since 2004, the program has provided over 5.5 billion liters of clean drinking water in over 65 countries, saving an estimated 29,000 lives.

Winner: Community Investment Special Focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria – GlaxoSmithKline
In partnership with FHI 360, GSK’s Community-Based Malaria Program mobilizes communities in two districts in Ghana to improve malaria prevention, early identification and treatment. The program trains community health workers, supplies bed nets, works with community-based groups and Licensed Chemical Sellers who sell medicines and are often the first point of contact for rural populations. The program has improved health-seeking behaviors and the availability of malaria drugs.

Winner: Application of Core Competence – Novartis
Arogya Parivar, or “healthy family” in Hindi, is a for-profit social business that adapts a market-based approach to improving healthcare for India’s rural poor. The program has trained health educators who held 87,000 health education meetings attended by 2.5 million villagers in 2012. In addition to supplying medicine to pharmacies, Arogya Parivar created a network of medical distributors in villages. Some over-the-counter medicines are sold in smaller, more affordable doses.

Winner: Partnership/Collective Action – Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd (Pfizer China)
Pfizer China and the Pfizer Foundation created the Advancing Cancer and Tobacco Control in China program, working with the government, healthcare professionals a
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