In March, Sands Bethlehem hosted its first Sustainable Foods Workshop in conjunction with Las Vegas Sands’ Global Sustainability Program. Six major food and beverage suppliers participated by discussing their company sustainability practices, while providing insight during a roundtable discussion on a myriad of sustainability topics, including trends they’re seeing and challenges they are experiencing. The suppliers were challenged to provide potential sustainable food options and to showcase them at the workshop.
By Chris Boerner, President and Head of U.S. Commercial
Over the past four decades, we have seen an unprecedented increase in cancer care innovation.
While only half of diagnosed cancer patients survived beyond five years in the 1970s, more than two-thirds do today. As a result, there are now a record 14 million cancer survivors in the United States.
Pfizer believes that all individuals deserve access to quality health care and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. We combine creative commercial strategies with philanthropic approaches to create a sustainable and meaningful impact on global health. In 2016, we made significant strides in advancing this goal, including:
More than 20 million people across four countries face famine and or the risk of famine in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. Without collective and coordinated global effort, people will starve to death and many more will suffer from disease.
It can take longer to diagnose rare diseases than many common diseases. On average, rare disease diagnosis takes 7.6 years in the U.S. and 5.6 years in the UK. Rare diseases such as the primary immunodeficiency (PI) disorders Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, and Hunter syndrome can be devastating, as they are difficult to detect and equally difficult to treat. 60,000 Our U.S. patient assistance programs reached approximately 60,000 patients. We have 37 programs in clinical development, the most robust pipeline in Shire’s history.
I have good news about the proposed Pennsylvania budget to share with you. The collective strength and advocacy at the state level of individuals and organizations involved in human services has led to the most favorable budget proposal for intellectual disability and autism services that we have seen in Pennsylvania in many years. The proposed PA budget includes funding for a rate increase, affecting not just people with disability but also the people who support them.
This budget proposal is a win for intellectual disability and autism services!