Private Sector Responsibilities and Opportunities in Combating HIV/AIDS and TB in Africa
Dr Brian Brink, Chief Medical Officer, Anglo American
Chair: Baroness Hélène Hayman, House of Lords
While private sector interest in African countries is rising and African states are diversifying their international engagements, combating disease and building healthcare capacity remain key challenges. Growth and development goals are significantly impeded by the prevalence of HIV /AIDS and Tuberculosis. Policymakers continue to grapple with how to address this challenge in the context of a burgeoning youth population and a growing, more prosperous middle-class. Many companies operating in Africa, recognizing the impacts of AIDS and TB on productivity, have taken steps to enhance their role in responding to the epidemic.
Brian Brink will discuss the challenges HIV/AIDS and TB pose to business, successes of private sector strategies in addressing the challenge, and how these can bolster and support policy implementation.