Andrew Schirmer Joins Clean Cooking Champions at GACC Forum

McCann Global Health president, Andrew Schirmer, was invited to participate in The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ 2017 Clean Cooking Forum held from October 24-26 in New Delhi.

On October 24, he shared the “Upgrade to Gas” campaign that McCann Global Health has launched in partnership with local NGO Africare and Lagos based STB McCann. Andrew also moderated the closing plenary made up of clean cooking “champions,” including, Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawuni, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) and international musician, Rocky Dawuni.

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McCann Global Health and Weber Shandwick Host UN Event for Access Accelerated

To a standing-room only audience, two MWG agencies hosted a special UN General Assembly side event for Access Accelerated working to tackle non-communicable diseases around the world.

This week during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly in New York City, McCann Global Health in partnership with Weber Shandwick hosted an event for Access Accelerated, a collaborative commitment by 22 biopharmaceutical companies and partners, including the World Bank and the Union for International Cancer Control. The mission of Access Accelerated is to tackle the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low and lower middle-income countries.

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McCann Global Health Supports Saving Lives @ Birth

For the third year in a row, McCann Global Health, President, Andrew Schirmer was invited by USAID to participate in the annual Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange event held in Washington DC on July 25th-27th. Andrew is one of a number of Mentors who sit with numerous start-ups and entrepreneurs in the maternal and newborn child health space over the course of a day to provide counsel, insight and guidance – in Andrew’s case, around communications, branding and marketing strategy Lorem.

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UN: Access Accelerated

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have reached a point of crisis, particularly in lower and middle-income countries, where nearly 80 percent of NCD related deaths occur. Access Accelerated is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative comprising 20+ biopharmaceutical companies and associations launched at the January 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos to advance access to non-communicable disease prevention and care in low and lower-middle income countries.

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McCann Global Health Awarded Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Project

567-1McCann Global Health has been selected by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to lead a major behavior change communication intervention in two Nigerian states with the aim to promote LPG-based clean cookstoves for safer and healthier cooking. This works kick off in partnership with STB McCann in Nigeria and Africare, a global nongovernmental organization.


McCann Global Health Helps Weighs In on Private Sector Sustainability and Responsibility at D&AD Impact Roundtable

McCann Global Health President Andrew Schirmer joined the D&AD Impact Sustainability & Responsibility Roundtable at Nasdaq on July 12 for a conversation on the trends in corporate sustainability, the role of creativity in sustainability projects, and how the marketing, media and communications industry is stepping up.


In addition to McCann Global Health, the panel included representatives from Nasdaq, D&AD and Drogra5.

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World Health Leaders Ask Cannes Creative Community To Help In Solving Global Health Issues

UNF_lions-health-e1466520695741McCann Global Health and the United Nations Foundation hosted an inspiring session this past weekend at the Lions Health in Cannes, France, with the United Nations Foundation’s chief communications officer Aaron Sherinian leading a discussion on the challenge of eradicating polio from the face of the earth with UNICEF’s Sherine Guirguis and Dr. Mickey Chopra of the World Bank.

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Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications

A campaign to end child pneumonia by reaching mothers and health workers with life-saving information

Briana Ferrigno, McCann Global Health
Nikki Tyler, USAID Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact
Mel Stanley, Clinton Health Access Initiative


EBC photo1Imagine explaining to a concerned mother of a sick child how to check for signs of the leading infectious threat to their child: pneumonia. Fever, chills, dehydration, fatigue. Sounds like the flu. What about chest in-drawing, shallow breaths, and shortness of breath? Getting warmer, but that also could be signs of a cough and cold.

Public health communicators across the globe have spent careers searching for easy and simple ways to communicate complex health information to diverse audiences. When done correctly, this information can be the catalyst for preventing a life-threatening disease, like HIV, or instilling health-promoting behaviors, like breastfeeding, or alerting the need
for emergency care before it is too late, like in the case of child pneumonia.

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Ending Polio? There’s An Ad For That.

How can marketers make true change in the world? By being a part of the strategy to wipe out a disease from the planet for only the second time in history.

UNICEF and its partners at McCann Global Health have been working on just that over the past two years. With polio eliminated from over 99 percent of the world’s population, the global health community is on the verge of eradicating an illness that for decades has threatened populations, from the height of polio outbreaks in the 1940s and 50s, to recent cases in resource-limited countries. Wiping out the final one percent, however, necessitates a vastly different strategy, and one that incorporates a critical focus on communications and social mobilization.


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