Presentation on theme: "Health Doing Business with the World - The new role of corporate leadership in global development Geneva, September 2007 World Business Council for Sustainable."— Presentation transcript:
1 HealthDoing Business with the World - The new role of corporate leadership in global developmentGeneva, September 2007World Business Council forSustainable Development
2 Overview The global view Profile on health care in developing countries: HIV/AIDS
3 The global viewGood health enables individuals to thrive and participate fully in the economic and social life of their communities.Malnutrition contributes toover half of child deaths. Progress in reducing child malnutrition hasbeen slow.-WHO (2005). Health in the Millennium Development GoalsLeading causes of death in 2002, in millions1“”References for statistics in this slide1World Health Organization, WHO database, 2002.
4 Profile on health care in developing countries: HIV/AIDS "In 2005, an estimated 15.2 million children had lost one or both parents to AIDS, 80 per cent of them in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2010, the figure is likely to rise to more than 20 million. " -UN (2007). "The Millennium Development Goals Report."Estimated number of adultsinfected with HIV, by WHO region,Source: World Health Organization (WHO) The World Health Report.(22 August 2007)Source: UN (2007). "The Millennium Development Goals Report. "
6 A healthy workforce is a vital part of any economy Societal needsImproved housing and sanition to prevent infectious diseasesAccess to affordable health care -- medical practitioners and health care facilitiesWell-equipped and fully-resourced hospitalsAccess to affordable drugsA healthy workforce is a vital part of any economy
7 Key challenges limiting progress Discrepancies in funding of public health policiesPoor or lacking regulatory frameworksInadequate public funding for health care facilities and infrastructureIn low income households, the first response to illness tends to be self-medication1References for statistics in this slide1World Resources Institute The Next 4 Billion.2World Resources Institute The Next 4 Billion.Lack of quality control resulting in the distribution and use of fake drugs2Source: Health Systems: Facts & Trends, WBCSD, 2006.
8 Opportunities What is the size of the market? Health care opportunities: focus on pharmaceuticalsKey messagesWBCSD Resources
9 What is the size of the market? Source: World Resources Institute The Next 4 Billion.
10 Health care opportunities: focus on pharmaceuticals Source: World Resources Institute The Next 4 Billion.
11 Key messages For business, investing in improved health systems can: Create new markets and revenue streams by developing health care products & services for the currently underservedCreate a healthier labor force by investing in health care for employees and their communitiesImprove health education by partnering with local communities, government and development actorsFor governments, an effective policy framework for improved health can:Improve overall quality of life of the populationIncrease the presence of a healthier able-bodied workforceReduce economic and societal health care costsLead to innovative partnerships with business and development actors to improve health education, access and effectiveness of health care
12 WBCSD ResourcesHealth Systems: Facts and trends - Affecting business decisions todayThis publication describes ten key health topics, including disease, environment and health, prevention and personal responsibility, health systems and information technology.The Business of Health - The Health of Business: Building the case for health, safety and wellnessThe examples gathered in this publication by the WBCSD and IBLF serve to illustrate the business case for corporate action on health and demonstrate how companies can positively and imaginatively engage with these issues to create business advantages.Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology and Health Care - Results of a stakeholder dialogueThis report is a result of a stakeholder dialogue among 40 participants from business, NGOs, and legal and political experts. It discusses controversial issues of intellectual property rights in the application of modern biotechnology to medical R&D.Health & safety in the cement industry: Examples of good practiceEnsuring healthy and safe working conditions for employees and contractors is a fundamental key to corporate social responsibility, and is one of the most important issues for the cement industry.
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