Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Source: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Every day 8,500 people die and 13,000 others are newly infected with HIV. By 2010, more than 25 million children will be orphaned by AIDS worldwide. The statistics are staggering. But the numbers do not lie. We can – and must – do more to stop the spread of this global killer.
Regrettably, many companies want to believe that AIDS is not their problem. They choose to look the other way, and deflect responsibility to governments, the United Nations, or the international health community. But in today's global economy, a disease that has killed more than 30 million people is everyone's problem…and every company's responsibility.
The GBC is the pre-eminent organization leading the business fight against HIV/AIDS. The rapidly-expanding alliance of international companies is dedicated to combating the AIDS epidemic through the business sector's unique skills and expertise. Our mission is to harness the power of the global business community to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
HIV/AIDS should be a core business issue for every company, particularly those with interests in heavily affected countries. With the support of global leaders in government, business and civil society, the GBC promotes greater partnerships in the global response to HIV/AIDS, identifying new, innovative opportunities for the business sector to join the growing global movement against this terrible disease.