KPMG are involved in driving the UN’s SDGs, including #s 3 and 5 as it pertains to adoption of UHC programs and the gender empowerment therein. KPMG are similarly leading SDG programs in South East Asia, and partnering with consortia such as US-ASEAN Business Council to maximize the collaboration efforts. As a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council, KPMG are on the forefront of leading practices for women & children care including around key themes such as specialist provision, affiliated networks, community-based services, families as carers, and ultimately more value-based financing models.
From the perspective of EWEC, KPMG have significant experience around the globe. Projects in more developed markets have included modernization of women & children care infrastructure in the UK, and creation of dedicated women & children care specialist centers in Australia. From a developing country perspective, KPMG have supported great progress particularly in the Africa context. Projects have included development of the Nelson Mandela children’s hospital, strategy for UNICEF’s essential children’s medicines in Angola, eHealth tools for women religious NGO groups across Kenya/South Sudan/Zambia, planning for the South Africa National AIDs Council (with specific consideration for women & children), and strengthening of reproductive health and HIV prevention for UNESCO across the region. Through our UHC work in Southeast Asia, we expect similar initiatives and leveraging of lessons learned.
In addition, KPMG focuses on gender empowerment in the healthcare & life sciences industry. We have a dedicated “exceptional women” program which seeks to recognize and share achievements around the globe. KPMG have won awards for our innovative crowdsourcing approach to workforce diversity shaping by taking inputs from our own employees across all regions about what they want to see in their career environment. And we’ve published our perspective about the future of healthcare & life sciences teams in the Asia-Pacific, with a weaving theme of gender diversity throughout.
Ultimately we believe the combination of advances in women & children care along with gender empowerment will deliver progress toward the EWEC ambitions.