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Northern Lights at Peach Flower Hill

Celebratory party at Fudan Think Tank Building on May 26th.

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amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research | Countdown to a Cure

amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS is a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years.

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Celebrating Dagfinn Høybråten

Celebrating Dagfinn's tenure as Chairman, Gavi, and the ambition of leaving no child behind in the quest for vaccinations against life threatening diseases.

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Fifth Child Documentary

Bill appears in this documentary, telling the story of what has, and is being done to reach “The Fifth Child”, and the people who work tirelessly to fulfill this mission.

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Personal Perspectives on the Corporate Response to HIV/AIDS – An Introduction to GBCHealth’s HIV/AIDS Expert Interview Series

By Bill Roedy, MTV Networks International, Former President (ret.); Board Director and Co-Founder, GBCHealth

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UNAIDS

In 1998, Bill was named Ambassador for UNAIDS (the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS) because of his extensive travels and advocacy battling the disease. He has addressed the United Nations General Assembly on several occasions regarding the pandemic, and was the General Assembly keynote speaker, along with Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, at the 2010 Model UN.

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MTV Staying Alive

Bill continues to serve as Chairman of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which has funded 272 small entities in 60 countries. This is a person-to-person organization that makes it possible for heroic young people to tackle the AIDS epidemic at the grassroots level in brave, bold, inspirational and creative ways. It reaches people at the ground level and is saving lives everyday through peer education.

 

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Life180

Professionals in the entertainment industry and leaders in obesity treatment have created two unique web communities that delivers weight management support to teen girls, their moms and their clinicians. By combining social media, with food, fashion, exercise, and fun, fitsmi.com helps teen girls make healthy behavioral changes and improve self-esteem. FitsmiforMoms.com is the first social network for parents of overweight teens, with expert advice, podcasts, blogs, and a soon-to-launch Family Change plan.

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GBCHealth

Mr. Roedy served as founding Member and Chair of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AIDS from 1999-2002, significantly increasing the commitment of the business community around the world to fight the pandemic. In December 2010, Mr Roedy became the Chairman of their Corporate Advisory Board.

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Gavi Alliance

As a Gavi Alliance Envoy, Bill Roedy raises awareness about the importance of childhood vaccines in fighting major killers like pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases.

Bill became a board a member in 2015, and was appointed as Chairman of the sub committee for unaffiliated trustees in 2016.

Bill’s video for Gavi Alliance

In the video below, Bill Roedy encourages full participation by the private sector in support of Gavi.

Appointment by Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations), asked Bill to become that foundation’s first envoy/ambassador, to help raise its profile.

You can download the appointment below and also view the full news article.

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Bill takes up fight against childhood disease

More about Bill & his work with Gavi

You can view Bill’s bio on the Gavi website

June 25th 2015: Press release: Bill Roedy joins Gavi Board to help keep vaccines rocking

May 25th 2011: Official Gavi press release: Entertainment industry leader becomes the GAVI Alliance’s first Envoy.

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amfAR

Bill currently serves as Vice Chairman, having joined the board the amfAR board in October 2010. Serves on the board development and communications/social media/marketing committees. Is active in a wide range of corporate social responsibility issues, particularly those that target young people.

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The WPD Generation: Moving the needle to fight childhood disease

Bill Roedy, former CEO of MTV, explains why he is passionate in the fight to end pneumonia, a preventable disease.

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MTV vs HIV – how media can save lives

Complementary to the LifeBall‘s mission to find solution for HIS/AIDS, TEDxAmRing focuses on sustainable change. Bill Roedy speaks for TEDxAmRing - Change Worth Fighting For

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The Roedy’s are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on Sunday 6th April, 2014!

On Sunday 6th April the Roedy’s start their 5 day ascend to the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,341 feet!

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Corporate Commitment to Improving the World Through Vaccines

Every child deserves an equal shot at beginning his or her life healthy and safe. But the reality is that a vast number of children - simply because of where they were born - are vulnerable to deadly diseases that have largely been muted in the rest of the world thanks to the power of vaccines.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day? saving the lives of women

Martha lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As a mother and grandmother, she is a main caretaker of her family. Martha has cervical cancer. It will probably kill her if the cobalt radiation therapy does not do more harm to her fragile body.

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Saving Lives: Could There Be Any Better Return on Investment?

Vaccines have been touted by economists, health experts and world leaders alike as one of the best buys in public health, and they are one of the safest and most effective ways to save children’s lives and protect entire communities from infectious diseases. A quick jab in the arm or drop in the mouth can provide a lifetime of protection against some of the deadliest threats we face.

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Bill Roedy takes up fight against childhood disease

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations), asked Bill to become that foundation’s first envoy/ambassador. Bill helps raise to raise Gavi's profile & awareness about the importance of childhood vaccines in the fight against major killers like pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases.

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General Kofi Annan appoints Global Media AIDS Initiative Founding Chair

In January 2011 General Kofi Annan appointed Bill Roedy as founding chair of the Global Media AIDS Initiative Leadership Committee. The Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI) is an umbrella organization that unites and motivates media companies around the world to use their influence, resources, and creative talent to address AIDS.

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