Infectious diseases are among the greatest causes of death and disability worldwide, but have long been neglected because they are often concentrated in the world’s poorest regions and communities. Through our work with government and UN agencies, foundations, non-profit organizations, pharmaceutical companies and other clients, Corkery Group Unlimited helps draw global attention to a wide range of infectious diseases, including viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections and neglected tropical diseases.
Global HIV prevention and treatment efforts have saved millions of lives worldwide. Corkery Group Unlimited has played a major role in shaping global public dialogue on HIV/AIDS, and our senior staff has been at the forefront of global and U.S. AIDS developments for decades. We help our clients communicate effectively with policymakers, reporters, advocates and the public about complex scientific and policy issues; marshal support for major new investments in global HIV prevention, treatment and research; and launch breakthrough treatment advances and public health recommendations.
Vaccines are among the most powerful health tools ever developed, yet they remain underutilized. Millions of deaths could be prevented by making vaccines available to everyone in need. Our team has worked with leading global vaccine organizations, foundations and companies to reach that goal. Through sustained outreach to media and opinion leaders in donor and developing countries, we have helped our clients establish vaccines as a top priority on the international development agenda, leading to increased global financing and political support for immunization.
We build the reputations of leading cancer organizations working to improve cancer patient care and develop new treatments. We regularly secure high-profile media coverage of cancer research breakthroughs at top scientific meetings, and build support for critical policy issues, including increased federal funding, physician payment reform and value-based decision-making.
Relatively modest investments in sanitation and hygiene – such as ensuring access to clean water, toilets and handwashing facilities – could have a transformative impact on health in the world’s poorest countries. Until recently, however, the central role of sanitation and hygiene in promoting global health was overlooked. We work with clients to increase attention to and resources for sanitation and hygiene through cutting-edge advocacy campaigns, innovative digital and social media strategies and strategic outreach to policymakers, opinion leaders and the media.
Every year, millions of women and children in poor countries die because they lack access to basic, low-cost health interventions. Through media campaigns, advocacy events and other outreach, we have worked to bring global public attention to maternal, reproductive and child health issues, resulting in new resources for healthcare and research programs. We have also built the reputations and visibility of some of the world’s leading advocates for women and children’s health.
Hepatitis B and C affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing progressive liver damage that results in more than a million deaths each year. Corkery Group Unlimited has played a central role in communicating recent advances in viral hepatitis treatment, from both public health and clinical perspectives. We have led media and stakeholder outreach to build awareness of major scientific advances and policy decisions, and helped our clients navigate a rapidly shifting clinical and policy landscape.
Malaria, once seen as intractable and unavoidable, is increasingly perceived as a serious but solvable global health challenge. We developed and executed many of the communications strategies that led to this paradigm shift in perceptions of the disease, including opinion leader engagement, top-tier media outreach and prominent multilateral events. By building awareness of not only the burden of malaria, but also how it can be stopped, we have helped establish malaria as a top global health and development priority, which has led to new funding and policy commitments and ultimately a significant reduction in deaths from the disease.