GBC reports on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

“That which gets measured gets done.”

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) convened its third annual Global Technical Sessions workshop in New York on 9 June 2008, exploring the theme of Measuring Performance, Communicating Impact: From Workplace Programmess to Collective Action. Over 100 attendees, including Coalition members, partner NGOs and multilateral and bilateral agencies participated in the day’s discussions, which emphasised that a solid measurement mechanism forms the cornerstone of successful HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programmes.

Furthermore, the sessions demonstrated ways in which incorporating performance measurement into HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programmes can generate tremendous value for companies. Having solid data greatly enhances a company’s ability to promote and publicise the successes of their respective programmes to relevant stakeholders.

This report provides a concise overview of key issues discussed during the 2008 Global Technical Sessions – the rationale behind performance measurement and practical guidelines for implementation and challenges to successful measurement, as well as ways that companies can leverage measurement to maximise their impact through effective communication to relevant partners.

HIV, TB and Malaria management and prevention in the Oil and gas supply chain

A study by Strategy& in partnership with the Global Business Coalition (GBC) – outlines that nearly 25% of oil contractors said they have never had any explicit interaction with their clients (oil majors) on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) or malaria. It highlights that the oil and gas industry should improve its understanding of the hazards posed by these three epidemics and makes ten recommendations for how to make the health of their employees a priority.

“HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria pose a clear and present risk to the energy industry supply chain, yet many companies do not fully appreciate the nature or extent of this looming challenge.”

Shuma Panse–BC senior manager for membership and advisory services