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Accelerating Access to NCD Care in Tanzania

Article

In many low- and middle-income countries, it can be difficult for people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to access the care they need. Those living with NCDs – like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health conditions – often struggle to take care of themselves and their loved ones. And the situation becomes even more burdensome with age.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.

Preventing Future Environmental Hazards in Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

by Po Yan Ho and Meron Agonafir
Blog

In Weledi, a town located 330 km from the capital city of Addis Ababa, Bechtel experts in partnership with the local government, NGOs, and community; and Engineers Without Borders, worked together to strengthen the resilience of the community against future health hazards that arose from water contamination. 

Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service Announce Successful Integration and Scale-up of Telemedicine Program

Summary: 
  • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
  • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
  • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
  • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.
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  • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
  • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
  • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
  • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.

My Special Aflac Duck Takes Home Best of CES 2018 Award

Caring Companion for Children with Cancer Honored for Best Unexpected Product among 3,900 Exhibitors
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, capped off a busy week at the Consumer Electronics Show® (CES) by accepting the Best of CES 2018 Award for Best Unexpected Product for My Special Aflac Duck, the company’s new social robot designed to help children coping with cancer.

Global Ageing Network Names Sodexo’s Laetitia Daufenbach to 2018 Board of Directors

Senior Vice President for Sodexo’s Global Seniors Segment Laetitia Daufenbach will join the 2018 Board of Directors for the Global Ageing Network.
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in food service and facilities management, announced today that Laetitia Daufenbach, Senior Vice President, head of Strategic Planning and Projects of Sodexo’s Global Seniors Segment, has been appointed to the Global Ageing Network’s 2018 Board of Directors. As a director, Daufenbach will work to improve best practices in aged care in order to enhance the quality of life of seniors worldwide.

Sodexo Announces Its Mindful Soup-er Hero! Winner From Portland, OR, Receives Free Lunch for One Year

Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Sodexo, world leader of quality-of-life services, is thrilled to announce that Shawn Daley is the winner of Make It Mindful. Shawn, an administrator at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, created a delicious and healthy 3 Cs (Chicken, Cabbage & Chickpea) Soup that will be featured in Sodexo cafés across the country today through February 4.

What’s in a Name? The Meaning Behind "Antea Group"

Blog

In 1986, Antea Group opened our doors with the belief that doing the right thing environmentally and socially brings long-term business value and a competitive edge—both for our organization and our clients. Now more than three decades later, this belief is central to our mission and defines every aspect of our organization—even our name.

Next Generation of Major Leaguers Prepare for the Future

Baseball's stars of tomorrow treated to seminars designed exclusively for emerging professional athletes
Article

Baseball's worldwide appeal was on full display from January 4-7 when the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball hosted their annual Rookie Career Development Program (RCDP) at the Landsdowne Conference Center in Leesburg, Va.

Robot Duck Comforts Kids With Cancer

Multimedia with summary

A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer. 

View the video on the AP website.

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