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CPSHI Participates in Global Fund Private Sector Engagement Meeting

JULY 8, 2010 LAGOS, NIGERIA – Joseph Addo-Yobo, Regional Manager, West Africa, represented the Center for Private Sector Health Initiatives (CPSHI) at the Global Fund's private-sector engagement meeting, Increasing Returns on Investments in the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The meeting aimed to foster public-private partnerships for the successful implementation of programs against HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria in Nigeria. It was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Country Coordinating Mechanism of Nigeria, Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NIBUCAA), and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The meeting brought together over 150 corporate responsibility managers from approximately 44 multi-national and indigenous Nigerian companies including: Chevron, ExxonMobil, MTN foundation, Shell, Ecobank, Standard Bank, Julius Burger, Syngenta and, May and Barker, among others.

CPSHI shared its extensive experience on private-public partnerships in malaria. Areas covered included engaging the indigenous private sector in developing countries for malaria control, the "Help us Help" campaign collaboration with ExxonMobil, and the AngloGold Ashanti malaria control program in Ghana.