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Record Donation of Respiratory Medicines Headed to U.S. Clinics

Medicines will help uninsured and underinsured patients nationwide
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2013 /3BL Media/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is providing a record quantity of respiratory medicines to help low-income and uninsured patients across the United States breathe easier during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Pharmaceutical companies donated more than $2.4 million in prescription medicines – enough to fill about 25,000 prescriptions – for the effort.

Millions of Consumers Demand Solution to Human Rights Violations in the DRC

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Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economics proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Rebuilding a Primary Health Care System in Rural Mexico

Update on Partners In Health Project in Chiapas
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Below is an except from Partners In Health around their and sister organization Compañeros En Salud (CES) work in southeast Chiapas. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc, (GMCR) is funding this project to revitalize a primary health care system in the long-neglected region.

" “I didn’t know what to expect,” Dr. Abelardo Vidaurreta says. “I didn’t know where I was going.”

GE Researchers Team Up in Technology “Relay Race” against Cancer

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According to the World Cancer Research Fund, an estimated 21 million new cancer cases will occur worldwide in 2013. May is National Cancer Research Month, dedicated to recognizing high-quality, innovative cancer research such as that taking place across GE’s Global Research centers.

Lilly Volunteer Shares Experience from South Africa

"Be Open"
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Guest blog from Amy Sousa, Communication Director for Lilly's emerging markets business area. Amy wrote this blog from Zandspruit, South Africa, where she is currently volunteering as part of our Connecting Hearts Abroad program. 

Like a lot of volunteers, I did my research ahead of time. On the history, the climate, the healthcare system, the greatest challenges facing the poor.

“I came open,” said one of my fellow volunteers. “Open to help, to do what I need to do, open to the experience.”

FREE Conflict Minerals Compliance Training | June 26th Webinar

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Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

ARAMARK Named Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles

National Business Group on Health recognizes ARAMARK with its highest award for creating a culture of workplace health and wellness
Press Release

PHILADELPHIAMay 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- ARAMARK received a Platinum Award from the National Business Group on Health as they recognized the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles. The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large US employers, honored ARAMARK for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its workers and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Campbell Soup Company Recognized by National Business Group on Health for Promoting Healthy Workplaces and Lifestyles

Company Honored for Eighth Consecutive Year with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award
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CAMDEN, N.J., May 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) was honored by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers focused on innovative health care solutions, for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and their families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.

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