Corporations invest in global health

Less than 10 years ago, Coca-Cola was hiring two workers for every one job opening it had in Africa.

That’s because “they knew that one would get sick and die,” said John Tedstrom, chief executive of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “Talk about high overhead.”

But after investing millions of dollars in education and prevention, employees are healthier, and the company’s Africa business is thriving and a big part of its growth strategy.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2013410811_fireconference12.html

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