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Do People in Developing Countries Have Access to Bayer Drug Products As Well?

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Millions of people in developing countries have no access to medicines. In some cases they cannot afford them, while in others there simply are no markets and no functioning healthcare system. We are working to provide help in a number of ways. With our contraception access programs, for example, we aim to make self-determined family planning available to women in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

How Johnson & Johnson Is Helping Tackle a Devastating Tropical Disease That Impacts Kids

A new World Health Organization prequalification for mebendazole means the company can reach even more young people with intestinal worm infections around the globe.
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STH. It's an illness you likely haven't heard of, yet it affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide, making it one of the world's most common infections.

It's short for soil-transmitted helminthiasis, also known as intestinal worm infections, and it results from being exposed to contaminated soil, food or water in areas with poor sanitation. Children are particularly vulnerable to STH, which can lead to malnutrition, stunted growth and even impaired cognitive development.

Hallmark Partners with CVS to Promote Healthy Well-Being

How exclusive card collections are taking a stand against cancer
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Promoting the importance of improving one’s health was the impetus for two new exclusive card collections Hallmark Greetings created to be offered at CVS locations throughout the United States.

“CVS’ mission is to help people on their path to better health,” explained Steve Cashman, CVS national account sales director, Hallmark. “And the collection came about to support that need.”

Gilead Launches HepConnect Initiative to Reduce Hepatitis C Infections in Greater Appalachia

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  • Funding will Expand Testing, Harm Reduction Services and Healthcare Infrastructure in States with Highest Infection Rates
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Selected as Lead Grantee to Oversee 5-year Effort to Implement Proven Harm Reduction Strategies in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia
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  • Funding will Expand Testing, Harm Reduction Services and Healthcare Infrastructure in States with Highest Infection Rates
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Selected as Lead Grantee to Oversee 5-year Effort to Implement Proven Harm Reduction Strategies in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia

Team Viacom Joins the Fight against Cancer with Cycle for Survival

By Michelle Chan
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Decked out in glow sticks and pom-poms, Team Viacom gave it their all and biked their way to fundraise thousands of dollars for Cycle for Survival’s Media and Tech Ride to help fund cancer research for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At Equinox in Los Angeles and New York, hundreds of innovators from brands such as Google and Facebook gathered together to rally behind one goal— to beat rare cancers. With employees from Viacom’s Los Angeles and New York offices, each team had two bikes to ride as they swapped members to tackle the four hour long session.

Ending the HIV Epidemic Requires Supporting Those Already Living With HIV

By Michael Adams & Amy Flood
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While the challenges continue to be daunting, there are numerous signs of progress in the fight to eradicate HIV by 2030.

Between 2012 and 2016, new infections in New York City decreased by 26 percent. In 2017, new infections in San Francisco fell to a record low of 221 in the city that was once known as ground zero for the AIDS epidemic. While we still have a long way to go, each of these headlines would have been unthinkable 24 years ago.

A Simple Way to Clean Water

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The P&G water purification technology is an amazing innovation that quickly turns 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean and drinkable water.

60 Cities Dine Out to End HIV

Dining Out For Life®, Hosted by Subaru of America, Set for Thursday, April 25th
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PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru of America is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV.

The concept is simple: Restaurants donate a generous percentage of their sales to a local HIV service organization, and Dining Out For Life helps to fill participating restaurants with diners. Find a restaurant from the list of participating locations and on that city’s event date, Dine Out to help end HIV!

During National Nutrition Month, Aramark and American Heart Association Share Year 3 Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 Results

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Three years ago, Aramark teamed up with the American Heart Association as part of an innovative initiative called Healthy for Life® 20 By 20. The combined goal: To improve the health of Americans 20 percent by the end of 2020.

Together, Aramark and the American Heart Association are achieving industry-leading menu impact across the millions of meals served in workplaces, hospital cafés and college and university dining halls. Results include:

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