Symposium on “Investing in Health: The Key to Economic Development in Africa”

Tokyo, May 31, 2013

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Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, talks about the Global Fund’s corporate partnerships on supply chain management

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?

JCIE and the FGFJ teamed up with the Health and Global Policy Institute to organize a symposium on corporate engagement in global health. The symposium highlighted various innovative partnerships among the corporate sector, the public sector, and international organizations aimed at improving health in Africa. Speakers emphasized that these investments in health will have a positive impact on Africa’s economic development and open up more opportunities for Japanese companies to share in the fruits of that development.

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