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Merck Announces $3M Commitment to Address Critical Maternal Health Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

New Merck for Mothers Commitment Adds to Merck’s Overall Support to Global, National and Local COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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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. 

IOC President to Doctors, Nurses, Health Workers and Volunteers: “You Are Our True Champions”

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ON #WORLDHEALTHDAY2020, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE FIGHTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON A DAILY BASIS.

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ON #WORLDHEALTHDAY2020, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE FIGHTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON A DAILY BASIS.

UPS Longitudes | The Frontlines of Coronavirus

Wade Shepard @ Forbes
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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 and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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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.

Changing Operations to Meet Coronavirus Demands

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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:

Cox Impact: Helping Employees Strengthen Their Physical and Mental Well-Being

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From daily yoga and fitness classes to guided meditations and mental health resources, we are helping our employees strengthen their physical and mental well-being.

Cox employees, visit Cox Impact for classes, challenges and to stay connected.

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IWBI to Lower WELL AP Exam Registration Fees Through 2020 to Help Build the Knowledge and Capacity the Market Will Need When We Go Back to Our Places of Business

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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.

Bayer Employees Volunteer to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Newly Established Berlin Laboratory

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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.

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An Open Letter from our Chairman and CEO

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Daniel O'Day
 

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 Membership Program Welcomes New Organizations

IWBI members continue to accelerate the adoption of a worldwide culture of health as the program enters its second year since launch
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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. 

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