To Make Real Progress On The SDGs, We Need More Collaboration and Communication

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3 is a big one:Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. But in Ghana, real progress is already being made. Meet Daniel Mensah. Daniel is the Executive Director of HealthKeepers Network, a network of entrepreneurial women in rural Ghana who sell quality healthcare products within their neighborhoods in the country’s hardest-to-reach areas—regions where basic health services are severely limited or unavailable. HealthKeepers now has a new, five-year strategic plan to guide its growth in the face of Ghana’s changing donor environment—a result of its work with the Global Health Corporate Champions.

This Global Health Corporate Champions demonstrates a unique approach to cross-sector collaboration and the true complexity that accompanies partnership. In this case, the public sector, U.S. Agency of International Development Bureau for Global Health, established a framework through its Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, a program implemented by the Public Health Institute in partnership with PYXERA Global. The initiative engaged the expertise found in the private sector to support local programs. PYXERA Global engaged employees from and sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company, PIMCO, and PwC to contribute their expertise to improve the operational strategy of local groups, like HealthKeepers, and improve health outcomes across the region.

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