GSK Receives International Disaster Relief Award
GSK Receives International Disaster Relief Award For Ebola Response
Business in the Community (BITC) awarded GSK the International Disaster Relief award at the annual Responsible Business Awards, held in London last night. The ceremony celebrated the powerful role business plays in creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future for all. Andy Wright, Claire Hitchcock and Sue Ricketts from the Global Health Programmes team accepted the award from Desmond Swayne, Minister of State for International Development. Our continued support for training front line health workers, a key part of our global health strategy, was also acknowledged at the event.
GSK’s Global Health team was one of the first to respond to the Ebola crisis, supporting humanitarian aid partners, helping with critical supplies and equipment, as well as supporting the training of additional front line health workers. The unprecedented acceleration of our Ebola candidate vaccine, together with private and public partners, also impressed the judges. Further information on the awards can be found here.