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Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed in an Ancient Land


The GE Foundation boosts medical efforts in a re-emerging Cambodia

Dararith Lim and his family had no other option. His father was an engineer and his mother a nurse. If the Khmer Rouge knew how well educated they were, they would have been killed; as his uncle and aunt, both doctors, had already been. In the mid-70′s, when Pol Pot’s men swept through the country and hauled the “elites” off to the killing fields, Dararith and his parents left their home, pretended to be uneducated, and were taken out to work the rice fields instead. 

American Cancer Society Honors 18 Companies with Excellence in Philanthropy Recognition

Annual award recognizes companies’ generous contributions to the Society’s fight against cancer
Press Release

June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The American Cancer Society is honoring 18 companies with the Excellence in Philanthropy award for their generous support of the Society’s efforts to eliminate cancer as a public health burden.

American Cancer Society Corporate Impact Awards Recognize Efforts to Reduce Employee Cancer Risk

Awards of Excellence commend employer commitments to cancer control and prevention
Press Release

July 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The American Cancer Society, the nation's largest and most successful voluntary health organization, is recognizing leading U.S. corporate employers for their exceptional efforts to help promote healthy lifestyles and reduce cancer risk among their staff.

Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

Improved Maize Varieties to Aid Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
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The Need

Three-quarters of the world’s most severe droughts over the past 10 years have occurred in Africa, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers, most of whom are women and rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans depend on it as their main food source. Maize production is severely affected by drought, which can lead to unpredictable and low yields, and at worst, complete crop failure.

TransCanada Helps Make Safe Digging Even Easier


With TransCanada’s support, a new national website, “Click Before You Dig” was launched by Canadian One-Call Centres that will be useful for workers and landowners who need buried pipelines and utilities located and marked before digging or excavating this summer.

Before the launch of the new web portal, anyone wielding a shovel only had the “Call Before You Dig” option to reach their provincial One-Call Centres and receive the free locate service showing them where it was safe to dig.

Baxter Meets its Renewable Power Goal Early

Company Launches 2012 Sustainability Report
Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 14th consecutive Sustainability Report, available at, detailing the company’s commitment and progress to creating lasting social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

New Study Reveals Long-Term Consequences of Iron Deficiency


A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Michigan, Oakland University and Instituto de Atención Pediátrica, in Costa Rica, reached some revealing conclusions regarding iron deficiency in childhood. The study was carried out with 191 infants (12-23 months old) from an urban community near San Jose, Costa Rica and is based on findings of a 25-year follow-up of the subjects involved.

Surprisingly, the researchers found social consequences connected to lack of iron during infancy.

Engaging Young Minds in STEM


by David Marbaugh

Lilly recently opened its doors and laboratories to a diverse and talented group of 21 central Indiana high school students participating in Young Innovators Quest. Organized by the non-profit Health and Science Innovations, the summer camp is designed to motivate students to become innovators in science, technology, engineering and math.

Aspen Ideas Fest: In Great Company


There have been many times in my career when I've been "wowed" by the people I meet. I think about the scientists working in our R&D teams who have spent years dedicated to a single compound, only to be disappointed by data that forces them to end their work on a particular treatment. Yet they still find the motivation to come back to work the next day, with the same level of passion and dedication.

That motivation is the patient who may ultimately receive one of the medicines to come out of this scientific pursuit.


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