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GBC is proud to announce the 38 Awards Finalists for GBC's 2011 Awards for Business Action on Health.



The Best of the Best: GBC Announces 38 Awards Finalists for Business Action on Health

For more information contact:
Whitney White
GBC Business Action on Health Awards

Ph: +1 212.584.1639

GBC is proud to announce the 38 Awards Finalists for GBC's 2011 Awards for Business Action on Health. Finalists represent exceptional programs in each awards category, combining solid intervention design, strong commitment to achieving results and a focus on long-term sustainability. The 2011 Finalists span five continents and myriad industries. Their programs address HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria alongside a range of other urgent health issues including nutrition, diabetes, reproductive health, comprehensive wellness, access to services and health education.

This year's awards competition involved a record-setting number of entries and demonstrated the outstanding breadth of business engagement on global health.

All Finalists now progress to a rigorous assessment phase by GBC's external panel of expert judges, from which one winner and one to three commended companies will be chosen to be honored at GBC's Tenth Anniversary Conference and Dinner, June 1-2 in New York City.

Congratulations to all the Finalists on their excellent contributions to the business fight for global health.

Workplace/Workforce Engagement

Submitting Company Brief program description
Access Bank Plc

Comprehensive HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programs in multiple African countries, including workplace and community programs, SME capacity-building workshops, private-sector advocacy, and awareness campaigns in print, online, through Access ATMs and at local schools.

Chevron Nigeria Limited

SME support project in Lagos State, Nigeria, assisting small & medium scale enterprises to implement comprehensive workplace programs on HIV, TB and malaria, through technical support, advocacy, peer education and training services.

Del Monte Kenya

Comprehensive HIV/AIDS workplace program in Kenya, including peer education, community engagement, access to care, assistance to SMEs, and anti-stigma components for employees, their dependents and surrounding communities.

The Dow Chemical Company

Health promotion workplace programs, including HIV/AIDS awareness, disease management, psychosocial support, access to treatment and holistic wellness for employees and their families in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Gold Fields Ghana

Workplace and community education, prevention, treatment and support services for mineworkers, their dependents and catchment communities in Western Ghana, with a focus on vulnerable/ most at-risk populations.

Karuturi Ltd

Workplace and local community program on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, gender sensitization and general wellness, including peer educators, theatre troupes, a football team, and hospital services for employees and their dependents in Kenya.

Serena Hotels

Employee Wellness Program, including workplace and community interventions around HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, communicable and non-communicable diseases, personal wellness and occupational health/safety in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique.

Volkswagen Group South Africa

Health and Wellness Program, workplace program focusing on holistic employee well-being and covering HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, psychosocial support, linkage to chronic disease management, integrated occupational & primary care, and on-site emergency services.


HIV/AIDS program for employees and their dependents, including HIV Task Teams, VCT and treatment services, outreach and access efforts in Bostswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, and Seychelles.

Community Investment

Submitting Company Brief program description

Comprehensive support for AMPATH programs in Kenya, focusing on HIV Household Counseling and Testing, diabetes, nutrition and an integrated Clinic Decision Support System.

Apollo Tyres Ltd.

HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness program, spanning workplace, supply chain and community interventions, and targeting India's most at-risk populations (esp. truck drivers, commerical sex workers and migrant workers).

Coca-Cola Hellenic in Russia

HIV prevention, awareness and education campaigns in Russia targeting employees and young people, including interactive workplace prevention programs, poster exhibitions, and the international 'Stop AIDS' radio marathon.

Ericsson AB Uganda

Community Health Fair program in Uganda, addressing HIV/AIDs, TB, malaria, family planning, health/safety and sanitation/hygiene through dance and drama, sensitization and training sessions for children and adults.

Heineken International

Comprehensive anti-malaria program in Ogun State, Nigeria, including prevention workshops, community and employee training programs, awareness campaign, bednet distribution and clinic support services.

Rio Tinto

Malaria and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in communities impacted by the Simandou mining project in South Eastern Guinea, including peer education outreach and capacity-building of local health infrastructures.

Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited

Peer education and community outreach programs in Kenya, providing awareness training and support services for HIV/AIDs, TB, malaria, family planning, immunization, nutrition and general wellness to employees and local communities.

Application of Core Competence

Submitting Company Brief program description
Becton, Dickinson and Company (China)

HIV Awareness Campaign, including an interactive Chinese Valentine's Day-themed internet game, a college debate competition, PSAs as part of the CHAMP initiative and anti-stigma programs.


Early infant Diagnosis program in Kenya, automating HIV testing processes to reduce turn-around time for test results and get infants into treatment more quickly.


Hairdressers Against AIDS, multi-year advocacy and mobilization campaign using L'Oréal hairdressers in U.S. salons as peer educators on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.

MTV Networks International

MTV Ignite program, regionally-specific, locally-produced TV miniseries addressing HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Zambia, Trinidad & Tobago and Ukraine (part of Staying Alive, MTV's youth education and empowerment media campaign).

Pfizer Inc.

Development of ACZQ, an affordable fixed dose combination medication for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy in response to emerging resistance to current treatment regimens.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Health reporting courses for journalists around the world, covering HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and other vital global health issues.

Partnership/Collective Action

Submitting Company Brief program description
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)

Kenya Safer Blood Collection Initiative, providing training, education and accident surveillance services to Kenyan health care workers (in partnership with PEPFAR and the Kenyan government).

FORD Motor Company of Southern Africa

Supply cluster workplace wellness programs, fostering employee participation in VCT services (partnership between Ford Stuandale Engine Plant, AIDC Eastern Cape and AWISA).

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold

Workplace and community Public Health & Malaria Control programs in DRC and Indonesia (in partnership with local government, community health organizations, Menzies School of Health Research and various NGOs).

Levi Strauss & Co., on behalf of Abercrombie & Fitch; Clarks; Columbia Sportswear; George from ASDA; Hewlett-Packard; J. Crew; Li & Fung; Marks & Spencer; Microsoft; Nordstrom; Primark; Talbots; Timberland

HERproject, factory-based women's health peer education programs in India, Vietnam, China, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Pakistan (a BSR initiative).

Novartis Pharma AG

Not-for-profit development and distribution of Coartem Dispersible, a sweet-tasting ACT specifically tailored to paediatric needs (in partnership with Medicines for Malaria Venture - MMV).

Orkin, LLC

Fight the Bite, a cause-related marketing and employee engagement campaign targeting malaria and other mosquito-related diseases (in partnership with UN Foundations' Nothing but Nets).

Ohlthaver & List Group

Bophelo! Mobile primary health clinics, providing primary care services to rural and remote populations in Namibia (in partnership with Heineken Africa Foundation, PharmAccess Namibia, Namibian Business Coalition on AIDs, Namibian Institute of Pathology, Ministry of Health & Social Services, Agricultural Employers Federation & USAID).

Technology for Health

Submitting Company Brief program description

InterACTive KAPture Tool, an electronic resource to automate, regulate and record key data about HIV VCT and education practices in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program, facilitating and accelerating research, development and clinical trials of oral PrEP and microbicides.


Anti-counterfeit drug authentication programs in Nigeria and Ghana, allowing consumers to verify via mobile phones whether or not drugs are genuine.

Novartis Pharma AG

SMS for Life program, using mobile phones and electronic mapping technologies to track and eliminate stock-outs of anti-malarial medicines in Africa.


Establishment of a network of Roadside Wellness Centers, targeting mobile populations and corridor communities in Africa and supported by COMETS, a client health registration and passport system.

Disease Prevention & Beyond: Eradicating Root Causes of Poor Health

Submitting Company Brief program description
Accor Greater China

Empowerment Builds the Future project, employing women from AIDS-impacted families in Henan, China to produce eco-friendly bags sold at Accor hotels.


Developing Health Globally programs, providing knowledge, training, infrastructure and equipment to healthcare facilities in parts of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, with emphasis on maternal and infant care.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Food security, sustainable agriculture and nutrition programs for coffee farmers and their communities in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Procter & Gamble Services Ltd. Kenya

Always Keeping Girls in School program, providing puberty education and sanitary products to adolescent girls in Kenya as a means of supporting girls' health, self-esteem and education.