- by Alison

Together we are stronger. The shared value approach and Break Dengue

Break Dengue team members will be joining the Global Alliance Summit on Feb 28 – March 2 in San Diego, California to explore key questions surrounding topics on successful partnerships.

The event organized by ASAP, a leading global professional association dedicated to the practice of alliance management, partnering, and business collaboration. The conference is features key speakers from around the world including our own Aaron Hoyles and Dr. Lode Dewulf.

Illustrating the power of shared value

Dengue has become the fastest growing mosquito-borne viral infection in the world today, resulting in an estimated 390 million infections every year. The global dengue effects are real, and despite increasing global health risks remain largely ignored.

In 2012, we created a response. Our founders set out to launch a collaborative, pre-competitive multi-stakeholder shared value partnership model to address the growing concerns surrounding the increasing global health burden of dengue fever – Break Dengue.

Our speakers will talk about this model and its challenges in a dedicated session – “Collective Impact Partnerships – Why, How, and What?”

  • Shared value and collective impact – what is it?
  • What are the key success factors for a shared value partnership to thrive and deliver greater impact?
  • How do you develop a sustainable plan for such an approach?
  • What does it look like in practice?

About the presenters

Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 19.56.32Aaron Hoyles is Program Manager of Break Dengue, a collective impact partnership initiative at The Synergist. Prior to joining The Synergist, Aaron worked as a management consultant for organizations of all sizes, including Allstate in the U.S. and startup Hub-Grade in France. Aaron began his career in the U.S. Navy. Aaron has a BA in Philosophy from DePaul University in the U.S. and an MBA in International Business from EMLYON Business School in France.

Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 19.56.40Lode Dewulf is a physician with a passion for patient perspectives and understanding. When he studied and practiced medicine in Belgium and South Africa, he quickly realized that good education about health and disease was at least as important as good medicines to help patients achieve the best outcomes. To have a broader impact he then joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1989 and worked to provide education surrounding certain diseases and new treatment options. Ten years later, when the internet opened new possibilities to provide quality medical information, he took a one-year sabbatical leave to co-found PlanetMedica, the first Healthcare internet portal in Europe. He now has almost 25 years of pharmaceutical medical experience around the world and currently works as Chief Patient Affairs Officer at UCB, Belgium. 

Download to the Full Conference Agenda and learn more about the Global Alliance Summit on the official website.

More good news

Break Dengue was shortlisted for the ASAP awards – the “Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility” category.
We are honored to receive this nomination and we wish best of luck to all the other participants. Special recognition goes to our partners that made this nomination possible:

Image of Break Dengue's Parner's logos. The collaborations will be explored at the ASAP Global Alliance Summit

About Break Dengue

Break Dengue is creating a global, neutral and fertile ecosystem to address the issue of dengue, connecting different initiatives around the world so that together they can together make a bigger impact. Break Dengue is an open platform to all: scientists, health-care providers, patients and relatives, journalists, industry and anyone concerned about the problem of dengue. Focus areas include healthcare, technology, disease surveillance, vector control, vaccines, education.