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PANDORA Turns Pink for a Good Cause

October is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness month, and PANDORA supports the cause through various local charitable initiatives across the world.
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Across the world, October is recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month. As a brand with a big heart and a history of supporting women through charitable causes, PANDORA is donating to the cause in various markets to raise awareness for a disease that affects millions of women worldwide. Some of the markets that are supporting local charitable initiatives are, among others, the US, Brazil, Spain and Hong Kong.

“Notes of Hope” in the US

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge Partners With Coffee Industry Innovator Nespresso

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge today welcomed Nestlé Nespresso SA (Nespresso) among its 83 partners who are seeking to make coffee the world's first sustainably grown commodity.
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​ARLINGTON, Va., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Coffee Challenge today welcomed Nestlé Nespresso SA (Nespresso) among its 83 partners who are seeking to make coffee the world's first sustainably grown commodity. 

Merck for Mothers Blog | A Conversation with Lynsey Addario

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An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, Finding Home, an indepth look at what the journey to motherhood looks like for a refugee, featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Our Executive Director Mary-Ann Etiebet recently caught up with Lynsey to hear more about what she learned covering this story. The following are excerpts from that conversation.

by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, Finding Home, an indepth look at what the journey to motherhood looks like for a refugee, featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Our Executive Director Mary-Ann Etiebet recently caught up with Lynsey to hear more about what she learned covering this story. The following are excerpts from that conversation.

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth Join Forces to Build African Business Coalition for Health

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NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Aliko Dangote today announced that the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership in Africa.

De Beers Bus Deal Is Just the Ticket for Venetia

A multimillion rand deal has been announced by De Beers Group that will open the door for local businesses to be involved in bussing employees to and from its Venetia mine in South Africa.
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The mine, working with VM Diamond Transport, wants to bring in businesses owned by historically disadvantaged South Africans to become 40 per cent shareholders in two bus companies soon to be established in Musina and Blouberg in the Limpopo Province.

The new companies will buy shares and participate in the operation of an eight-year contract providing transport for the mine. De Beers Group will support them through a two-year business development programme, with technical training provided by VM Diamond Transport.

De Beers Employees Ride in to Help Street Children

Two bikers from De Beers Group’s Venetia mine have ridden to the aid of homeless young children sleeping on the streets of Musina.
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Fortune Kutumela and Louis Mashinye saw the children while the pair were out on their motorbikes and were deeply touched by the conditions they were living in.

Louis said: “I could not sleep at night after visiting some of the places where these young children live. I kept thinking about how a young child was trying to fall asleep without so much as a blanket for comfort. That was when I realised that we had the power to change things for them, if we could just pull together.”

Medicare and Remote Patient Monitoring

The long road toward reimbursement for remote patient monitoring services
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As remote patient monitoring through mobile medical technologies continues to proliferate, Medicare coverage for physician services using these technologies has remained largely stagnant. Unfortunately, over the past years there have been few new areas of coverage or incentives. The good news is that there have been some important recent developments that may change this situation dramatically.

New Report Highlights the Need for Companies to Prioritize Water and Sanitation Across Global Supply Chains

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new report jointly commissioned by WBCSD, WaterAid and the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, uncovers key areas where businesses can drive substantial progress on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across supply chains.

Apache Junction ‘Water for Living’ Drive Tops 10,000 Bottles Donated

By Richard Dyer, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent
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The fourth annual Water for Living drive has collected more than 10,000 bottles of water to help those in need in our community. The drive, spearheaded this year by the United Way of Pinal County, is held each summer at several locations throughout the city with donations being distributed to area agencies.

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