New Merck for Mothers Commitment Adds to Merck’s Overall Support to Global, National and Local COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Merck announced a commitment to strengthen health systems affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Merck for Mothers, the company’s global initiative to help end preventable maternal deaths, the company will provide $3 million to help health systems better meet the needs of pregnant women before, during and following delivery while tackling COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and turned the world of logistics upside down. Countries known for being exporters have shut down their factories. Countries known for consumption have closed their shop doors.
Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.
Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.
With every day bringing new and more complex coronavirus challenges, we are all still determining the best way to move forward. And while there is no clear roadmap to successful navigation, there are things business can do now to help, when our community and the world need it most. Here, we’ve rounded up examples of how companies are changing their business operations to provide products and services to help during this growing crisis:
NEW YORK – April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/– The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today that through 2020, it is lowering the cost of registration to pursue its popular WELL AP credential by over 50 percent, to $299US. Students as well as individuals who are out of work or who have lost their jobs and are looking for a way to differentiate themselves as they re-enter the job market, will be charged only $99US, with IWBI covering the difference.
Our newly established testing laboratory in Berlin which supports the fight against the Corona virus is already running: In the lab, our employees – more than 140 have volunteered – are able to conduct up to 1,000 additional SARS-CoV-2 tests per day. This helps to slow down the spread of the virus as fewer infections remain undetected and infection chains can be better reconstructed.
When the news of the coronavirus first emerged, Gilead immediately began to investigate the potential of remdesivir, a medicine we had been studying for many years as part of our extensive research in antivirals. Remdesivir had never been approved for use but based on what we had learned to date, we knew it might have potential with the novel coronavirus. Since then, we have been working with the greatest sense of urgency and responsibility to determine whether remdesivir does indeed work against COVID-19.
IWBI members continue to accelerate the adoption of a worldwide culture of health as the program enters its second year since launch
NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce the continued growth of its membership program, and with it, a growing impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. The most recent members to join this global network include schools, healthcare facilities, designers and engineers, product manufacturers and real estate developers.