Global Health Initiative Catalyses New China Health Alliance against TB And AIDS

Author: World Economic Forum, WebWire, Published on: 11 September 2006

A new public-private partnership to address TB and AIDS in China is being launched today by the Global Health Initiative of the World Economic Forum. The China Health Alliance ...brings together select companies, the Chinese government, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations in a joint effort to respond to the growing economic and social threat of AIDS and tuberculosis in China...The core focus…will be to create and implement migrant worker TB and HIV workplace programmes...With the heavy influx of migrant workers relocating from poor rural areas to urban cities, curbing the spread of large-scale TB and HIV co-infection remains an immense challenge...Founding members…include: Accenture, BD, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), Constella Futures, Esquel, Institute of Contemporary Observation, iKang, Karstadt Quelle, Marie Stopes International China, Pfizer, Social Accountability International, Swire Beverages (part of the Swire Group), UNAIDS, UNDP, World Health Organization (WHO) and World Vision International.

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Related companies: Accenture BD (Becton, Dickinson) Esquel KarstadtQuelle Pfizer Swire Group