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Costa Cruises Supports the "Pink Is Good" Project on Board Its Ships

Awareness-raising activities have been launched on the Costa fleet operating in the Mediterranean to support the Umberto Veronesi Foundation "Pink is Good" project for the prevention of female cancers.
Press Release

GENOA, Italy, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Marking breast cancer prevention month, for the third year running,  Costa Cruises will be supporting the Umberto Veronesi Foundation and its  Pink is Good project, which aims to definitively defeat breast, uterus and ovarian cancer, promoting prevention and providing annual funding to doctors and researc

To Create a Functional Healthcare System in Kenya, We Don’t Need Tech Disruption

Kenya’s fragmented healthcare system needs to be made more functional and future-looking
Blog

By Melissa Menke, Access Afya CEO

In the US, we hear a lot about how technology is disrupting inefficient, entrenched systems. Usually, this conjures up images of mature, large businesses being taken by surprise by new, agile startups.

Pioneering Emergency Medicine in Tanzania

New film highlights work by Abbott and Abbott Fund to create the first emergency facilities and emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania.
Multimedia with summary

Just a decade ago, emergency medicine did not exist in Tanzania. Patients waited hours for the most basic life-saving care.

Today, East Africa’s first-ever emergency room and emergency medicine residency training program save thousands of lives, every year.

Air-Bending at Borden: Compressed Air

Blog

In this second of three-part series we dig deeper into how ‘going electric’ at Porcupine Gold Mine’s Borden site has had a positive impact on ventilation requirements and mine air heating. Taking an electric approach to mining has triggered some rethinking – eliminating the need for compressed air networks underground and provoking changes to the emergency response strategy.

Peñasquito Inaugurates the Most Modern Rural Medical Unit in Mexico

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With the donation of one hectare of communal land by the community, Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine recently constructed and opened the Rural Medical Centre, which will benefit more than 2,300 members of the community of Cedros and Mazapil, in the state of Zacatecas, one of the largest municipalities in Mexico.

New Nonprofit Tool: Pro Bono + The Food Value Chain

Helping nonprofits within the food system tap into pro bono
Blog

If your nonprofit works along the food value chain, you know that trying to address the complex problems of hunger and food insecurity is as tough as it gets. It can be hard to figure out solutions to your unique capacity needs—and breaking down nuanced challenges into manageable chunks of work can feel like just one more task you don’t have time for. Pro bono can help.

Shire Says 'Thank You' to Clinical Research Patient Volunteers

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Shire conveys our gratitude to clinical research study participants, very important people who are directly responsible for helping potential new medicines become available to patients in need.

Learn more about Shire’s approach to clinical trials at https://www.shiretrials.com/

Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger

A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
Article

By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach

One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the ongoing threat to food security and development gains across much of the planet.

Johnson & Johnson Raises a Flag in Early-Stage Lung Cancer with First-Ever Contest in the Field

Article

No question about it, the lung cancer field is hot—and chock-full of new drugs and combos. But there's a dearth of treatments specifically for early-stage disease, and Johnson & Johnson is looking to crowdsourcing to bring in new ideas.

On World Sight Day, Global Charity Launches New Programs in Minnesota to Improve Vision for Underserved Children

Helen Keller International recognizes unmet needs for vision care among low-income communities in Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Article

Today, on World Sight Day, the global health charity Helen Keller International began delivering services in schools in Saint Paul and Minneapolis to help improve the vision of vulnerable children. Recognizing the unmet needs for vision care among vulnerable, at-risk youth in the U.S., the organization is expanding its 24-year-old ChildSight program to reach children in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, starting in Saint Paul.

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