HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Program Advancements – Company Awards Gala

On June 13, the Global Business Coalition (GBC) gave awards to eight companies. Abbott won the 'national action' award for it's partnership with the Government of Tanzania improving the country's health system to advance HIV testing and treatment. The company recently lowered the price on the key AIDS drug Kaletra by 55 percent in low- and mid- income countries.

The GBC also acknowledged several companies, including
Dole for it's Stanfilco subsidiary work in the Philippines. The company trained a thousand people to implement the Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (TB-DOTS), a program that calls for making complete and quality anti-TB drugs available (among other elements.)

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