Twitter Chat | Preventing the Preventable, Treating the Treatable: Non-Communicable Diseases

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Twitter Chat | Preventing the Preventable, Treating the Treatable: Non-Communicable Diseases

Join GSK, PSI, the Public Health Institute, and IntraHealth International Wed, 3/29, 10 - 11 ET, #GEFLive

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Join the #GEFlive Twitter chat on #NCDs w/ @PSIimpact @GSK @IntraHealth & @PHIdotorg 3/29, 10 AM ET


WHEN: Wed, 3/29, 10 – 11 AM, ET

WHERE: Twitter, #GEFlive

Tweet Me: I will join the #GEFlive Twitter chat on #NCDs w/ @PSIimpact @GSK @IntraHealth & @PHIdotorg 3/29, 10 AM ET

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:50am

CAMPAIGN: Global Engagement Forum

CONTENT: Press Release

Washington D.C., March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Join GSK, PSI, the Public Health Institute, and IntraHealth International for the Twitter Chat, Preventing the Preventable, Treating the Treatable: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), on Wednesday, 3/29 at 10 AM ET at #GEFlive.

What do cervical cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension have in common? They are three diseases that are largely preventable, easily diagnosed, and highly treatable when caught early.

  • Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women, with over 500,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
  • Over 400 million people globally suffer from Type 2 diabetes, with 8.5 percent of adults globally diagnosed with the disease in 2014.
  •  Worldwide, hypertension (high blood pressure) causes 7.5 million deaths per year—about 12.8% of all deaths.

Within the time frame of the Global Goals, cervical cancer can be virtually eliminated, and Type 2 diabetes and hypertension prevalence can be significantly reduced. 

Moderated by PYXERA Global, this #GEFlive chat will feature organizations from the private, public, and social sectors with expertise and a passion to put an end to non-communicable diseases:

Join these experts and more to learn real-world approaches on preventing and treating NCDs. Many of the  most viable solutions require the collaboration of governments, the private sector, and NGOs. The chat is a featured event in the lead-up to the Global Engagement Forum Live, taking place April 4 – 5, in Washington, DC, which will bring the three sectors together to create dynamic partnerships focused on concrete solutions to the challenge.

“We already know that non-communicable diseases will cost over $30 trillion within the next 20 years and kill more people globally than other diseases. It is those living at the bottom of the pyramid that will be most impacted.” (Tweet Cate) -  Cate O’Kane, Director of Corporate Partnerships, PSI

On the power of pro bono to strengthen nonprofits that address NCDs worldwide:

“Non-profit organizations that hosts GSK’s pro bono volunteers (PULSE) sees tremendous benefit—not only in terms of benefitting from a volunteer’s specific skill sets, but also from the mindset our volunteers bring as a result of working for one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.” (Tweet GSK)  -  Past GSK PULSE Volunteer

On solutions available now to these diseases:

“In many developing countries, NCDs have outpaced infectious disease as the leading cause of preventable death and disability.  As a result, we must develop cost-effective, culturally-appropriate ways to prevent and treat them. Fortunately, we have new tools available to us that we didn’t have even just ten years ago at the height of the AIDS epidemic: mobile phones, rapid tests for many diseases, and proven models of high volume, high quality care.”  (Tweet Kate) -  Kate Tulenko, Vice President of Health Systems Innovation, IntraHealth

The Global Engagement Forum, Live is an invite-only event convened by PYXERA Global on April 4 – 5 focusing on specific solvable problems related to the skills gap, post-harvest loss, and non-communicable diseases. Join leaders from across sectors for two days of intensive collaboration to move the Global Goals from aspiration to achievement.

About Participating Organizations     

GSK: As a global healthcare company, GSK takes on some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges. By delivering a sustainable business, GSK provides health benefits to patients and consumers, improved shareholder returns as well as supporting wider society.  (Learn more here.)  

PSI: PSI is a nonprofit that takes a business approach to saving lives. Spread across 60 different countries, PSI speaks a multitude of languages and has countless areas of expertise, but all 8,900 staff members are united by one mission: To make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.

Public Health Institute (PHI):  PHI is dedicated to improving health and wellness by discovering new research, strengthening key partnerships and programs, and advancing sound health policies.

IntraHealth International:  For over 35 years in 100 countries, IntraHealth International has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. IntraHealth is a global health organization that focuses on people. Young or old, rich or poor, everyone needs access to the best health care possible. That’s why IntraHealth International works with countries around the world to make sure health workers are trained, supported, and ready to do the job. Local partnerships are leading to global results—and a healthier future for us all.

PYXERA Global: For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

Contact: Katie Levey
Director of Media Relations, PYXERA Global

Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | GEFlive | GEFonline | GSK | IntraHealth International | NCDs | Noncommunicable Diseases | PHI | PYXERA Global | Type 2 diabetes | cervical cancer

CAMPAIGN: Global Engagement Forum

CONTENT: Press Release