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VIDEO | P&G and National Geographic Documentary Raises Global Water Crisis Awareness as 844 Million People Still Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water

Most Americans underestimate impact of global water crisis new research shows
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Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program and National Geographic have been raising awareness about the global water crisis.  Released in conjunction with World Water Day and a national survey, the documentary, titled “The Power of Clean Water,” follows the lives of three women and their families, providing a first-hand perspective on the daily challenges of accessing clean drinking water.

Join 3BL Media and General Mills for Free "Business Aligns with SDGs" Webinar June 19

General Mills to share how they incorporate the SDG framework in their CR communications
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Registration is open now to attend “Business Aligns with SDGs: Food for Thought from General Mills.” Attendance is free and open to corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals.

Business Aligns with SDGs: Food for Thought from General Mills

3BL Media SDG Webinar Series Features General Mills, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – A leading global food company that celebrated its 150th birthday in 2016 is the first brand to share its work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a 3BL Media professional development webinar series kicking off June 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

How Governments Can Monitor Progress Towards Better Nutrition

Stochastic Impact Evaluation is being used to model the impacts of policies and other decisions about agricultural development on household nutrition.
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Goal 2 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on governments to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture". Each of the 193 countries that adopted the Agenda are faced with their own set of uncertain factors that influence their progress, making it difficult to obtain information to support policy, planning and implementation of practices that will result in better nutrition.

Merck for Mothers Publishes “Evidence for Impact” 2018 Research Compendium

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At Merck for Mothers, we believe that actionable research is essential for taking on maternal mortality. On behalf of our team and many partners, we are pleased to share Evidence for Impact, our first Research Compendium. The publications included in this compendium advance our collective understanding of the problem of maternal mortality, inform the design and implementation of programs aiming to improve women’s health, and strengthen the global health community of practice to save women’s lives.

Merck for Mothers May 2018 Newsletter | Leadership News, Evidence for Impact and More

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MERCK FOR MOTHERS LEADERSHIP NEWS

Merck for Mothers lead Dr. Naveen Rao has announced his intent to retire on July 1. Dr. Rao has led Merck for Mothers since its inception, and was responsible for leveraging Merck's scientific and business expertise to accelerate the program's progress. Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, currently the executive director, will succeed Dr. Rao.

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EVIDENCE FOR IMPACT

Merck for Mothers Lead Dr. Naveen Rao Announces Intent to Retire, Effective July 1, 2018

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May 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Merck for Mothers lead Dr. Naveen Rao has announced his intent to retire, effective July 1. Dr. Rao initiated and led Merck for Mothers, Merck’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to reduce maternal mortality around the world. He was responsible for leveraging the company’s science and business expertise to accelerate progress in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and advancing Merck’s mission to improve and save lives.

Bringing Healthcare to the Fingertips of Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers in Africa

GiftedMom uses mobile phones to provide health advice and eradicate avoidable maternal and infant deaths in Africa
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YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, May 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Mobile-health service GiftedMom has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to expand its operations in three new African countries and stop easily preventable maternal and infant deaths. The innovative healthcare provider connects medical professionals to pregnant women and nursing mothers on mobile phones across Cameroon as well as provide health information for its users via SMS, online articles and a smartphone application.

Solving the Distance Problem to Reduce Maternal Mortality: The Mothers' Shelter Alliance

by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers
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When a young Zambian mother, Zimthambo Musianga, felt the onset of labor, she went into the hills to find an ox cart to take her to the hospital. But with the nearest clinic miles away from her remote village in the rural district of Lundazi, the ox cart wasn’t going to get her there in time. After being bumped along a dirt road over rough terrain, she had no choice but to give birth right there in the cart.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises Expands Sustainable Cruise Tourism Partnership in Schleswig-Holstein

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KIEL, April 26, 2018/ 3BL Media --  The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard AIDAluna to discuss the ways the ways to expand their current collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Their objective is to further develop the maritime infrastructure, the economy, and tourism in northern Germany sustainably and to make them “future-proof.”

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