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Whole Cities Foundation Awards 60 Community First Grants to Help Grow Local Food Systems

Whole Foods Market Team Members Nominate and Partner With Nonprofits to Improve Neighborhood Health, Including First Grantee in Canada
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit that works alongside community-based organizations to improve neighborhood health by broadening access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that 60 Community First Grants will be awarded this winter to nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and for the first time, in Canada. 

Novartis and DNDi to Collaborate on the Development of a New Oral Drug to Treat Visceral Leishmaniasis

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Novartis and DNDi to collaborate on the development of a new oral drug to treat visceral leishmaniasis

  • LXE408 is a first-in-class compound, discovered at Novartis with financial support from the Wellcome Trust
  • Novartis is responsible for completing Phase I clinical trials and has committed to maximizing access in endemic countries, once approved
  • DNDi will lead Phase II and III clinical development, starting in India with additional trials planned in East Africa
  • Leishmaniasis, which is transmitted by the sand fly, affects over one billion people; visceral leishmaniasis, the most serious form of the disease, affects an estimated 50 000 to 90 000 people per year
Press Release

Novartis and DNDi to collaborate on the development of a new oral drug to treat visceral leishmaniasis

  • LXE408 is a first-in-class compound, discovered at Novartis with financial support from the Wellcome Trust
  • Novartis is responsible for completing Phase I clinical trials and has committed to maximizing access in endemic countries, once approved
  • DNDi will lead Phase II and III clinical development, starting in India with additional trials planned in East Africa
  • Leishmaniasis, which is transmitted by the sand fly, affects over one billion people; visceral leishmaniasis, the most serious form of the disease, affects an estimated 50 000 to 90 000 people per year

International Paper Addresses Period Poverty in Video Submitted to Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 7, 2020, /3BL Media/ – International Paper’s new video “Fighting Period Poverty in Our Own Backyards” has been entered in the 2020 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

WELL Hits Major Global Milestone Supporting Healthier People and Better Buildings

More than a half-billion square feet of projects use WELL in nearly 60 countries
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced that it has passed the 500-million-square-foot mark of buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard (WELL). The milestone quickly follows this month’s earlier announcement that the number of WELL Accredited Professionals (APs) and registrants has exceeded 10,000, further evidence of the accelerating growth of the global movement to help people thrive through better buildings and communities and stronger organizations.

On World Cancer Day, a Call for United Action in Africa

by Dr. Isaac Adewole
Article

Cancer is a worldwide problem. But in Africa, the disease poses a particularly complex set of challenges. 

Many Africans consider cancer a death sentence and so don’t seek treatment for symptoms. Or they know they don’t have the money or adequate insurance coverage to pay for expensive care. Even those who do seek help may visit three or four doctors, who typically aren’t cancer specialists, before receiving an accurate diagnosis. These delays can be lethal.

Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education Award $10,000 Grants to 2020 ‘Super Health, Super You’ Community Challenge Winners

More than one million students nationwide enabled to advance healthy living in their communities.
Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md., February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—announced the winners of the annual Super Health, Super You Community Challenge. Three U.S.

Qualcomm, Through Its Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and Operation ASHA Collaborate on a Mobile, Video-based E-counseling Application to Improve Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes

The app features video solutions to help Community Health Workers educate themselves and counsel patients with tuberculosis.
Press Release

DELHI, India - February 3, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm, through the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and Operation ASHA (OpASHA) announced their collaboration on the development of a mobile-enabled e-Counseling application to help Community Health Workers (CHWs) in India improve tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes.

UPS To Airlift More Than 2 Million Masks and Protective Gear to China

Press Release

February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing free air transportation of more than 2 million respirator masks and 11,000 protective coveralls to China to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

Renewing Efforts to Educate New Communities in the Fight Against HIV

By Douglas Brooks, Executive Director, Community Engagement at Gilead
Blog

Every now and then, I allow myself to revisit a time when I feared hearing the phone ring. That such an ordinary occurrence could induce deep emotion reflected the environment in which many of us resided. Knowing that the call could easily be the news of another friend having died or having been rushed to the hospital sometimes froze me in place.

Driving Transformational Innovation in HIV Research

By Diana Brainard, MD, Senior Vice President for HIV and Emerging Viruses at Gilead
Blog

When I was a medical student in the mid-1990s, the scope and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was devastating and there was little hope for long-term survival. During rotations at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I observed people living with HIV demonstrate courage, as well as numerous healthcare professionals providing compassionate care.

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