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Merck Joins Agenda to Address COVID-19 Pandemic's Effects on Vulnerable Communities

Diversity champions collaborate on action plan to address social, economic effects
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Merck has signed on as a supporting company to a group of organizations looking to address the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northern Trust Commits US$20 Million to Reduce Opportunity Gap

New Global Philanthropic Focus Unveiled
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CHICAGO, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/- Northern Trust announced on June 15, 2020 it would provide US$20 million over 5 years to expand access to resources that address essential human needs—food, housing, healthcare and education—to bridge the gap that threatens the broader prosperity of our society.

L'Oréal Launches Project to Help with Sustainable Transformation

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L’Oréal has launched a €150 million program to protect the environment and support vulnerable women following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The global beauty firm has created “L’Oréal for the future” to help support vulnerable women who were the first victims of the social and economic crisis generated by the pandemic.

CNH Industrial Receives 210,000 Facemasks From Microvast in China

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CNH Industrial has received over 210,000 masks from supply chain partner Microvast. These masks, of which 10,000 are KN95 certified, will be delivered to Company facilities in Italy to continue to protect the health and safety of employees. CNH Industrial’s supply chain in China facilitated the shipment.

Novartis Expands Africa Sickle Cell Disease Program to Uganda and Tanzania

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  • New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care
  • Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients being treated with hydroxyurea in 11 treatment centers across the country
  • Novartis plans to roll the program out to a total of 10 African countries by 2022
  • Approximately 1 000 children in Africa are born with SCD every day and more than half will die before they reach the age of five1
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  • New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care
  • Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients being treated with hydroxyurea in 11 treatment centers across the country
  • Novartis plans to roll the program out to a total of 10 African countries by 2022
  • Approximately 1 000 children in Africa are born with SCD every day and more than half will die before they reach the age of five1

AFLAC Donates 10,000 Face Shields to Montgomery County EMA

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AFLAC donated 10,000 face shields to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency on June 8 – a donation that started with a concerned doctor’s comment to her husband.

Shakira Just Asked Justin Trudeau to Step Up Funding for COVID-19 Tests, Vaccines, and Treatments

The singer-songwriter called on Canada to ensure that everyone, everywhere can combat the pandemic.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on some of the world’s poorest communities. Join Global Citizens like Shakira by calling on world leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ensure that tests, treatments, and vaccines will be made available to everyone, everywhere.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on some of the world’s poorest communities. Join Global Citizens like Shakira by calling on world leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ensure that tests, treatments, and vaccines will be made available to everyone, everywhere.

Merck Announces Call for Proposals for Second Cohort of Safer Childbirth Cities, Expanding Maternal Health Support Across US Cities

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Merck is expanding its Safer Childbirth Cities initiative, a multi-year effort to improve U.S. maternal health outcomes. Safer Childbirth Cities is part of Merck for Mothers, the company’s $500 million global initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life. With the latest call for proposals, Safer Childbirth Cities aims to add to current efforts in 10 cities by expanding geographically to other U.S. cities and catalyzing solutions that will have the greatest impact in improving U.S. maternal health.

Building Distance Learning Essentials with Corrugated

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With millions of students across the country forced to shift to study at home, the race is on to get essential resources to those without access. As other industries work to provide online learning access, the paper and packaging sector is uniquely placed to provide analog tools like writing equipment and pop-up corrugated workspaces.

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VF to Help COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Relieve Stress

T​​​​​​​HE VF FOUNDATION LAUNCHES A $50,000 CHALLENGE MATCH TO SEND HEALTHCARE HEROES ON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
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Here’s What You Need to Know: Record numbers of healthcare workers are experiencing distress, anxiety and depression as they work to battle COVID-19. The VF Foundation will match your donations for HERO RECHARGE, an outdoor adventure program specifically designed to bring a welcome, healing break to frontline workers.

Frontline healthcare workers and first responders have become our heroes in the fight against COVID-19. They toil daily among the critically ill to help save lives, watch too many patients die and put their own safety and health at risk to help others.

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