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Welcome to Essity!

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Essity, formerly SCA, is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa.

Go to Essity.com to learn more 

Infection Prevention: The New Standard of Clean

By: Jeff Paulson
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Professional cleaning isn’t just about cleaning restrooms and mopping floors anymore; today’s Environmental Services teams must focus on preventing the spread of illness and infection.

The Role of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Health Care-associated Infections

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Learn more about the role of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs) including the role of dispenser placement in maximizing usage. Visit Tork | Better Business in HealthCare to learn more about the importance of dispenser placement.   

Learn more SCA: Hygiene Matters

BD Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today issued its 2016 Sustainability Report.
 
BD’s sustainability strategy is driven by its purpose – advancing the world of health. The report describes BD’s progress against its 2020 Sustainability Goals in four key strategic areas:

Tork Impacts Hand Hygiene Compliance in Hospitals

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Research shows that hand hygiene dispenser placements have an impact on Hand Hygiene compliance rates . To help healthcare institutions maximize positive hygiene impact, Tork has created this short video to support hospitals in dispenser placement decisions.

Learn more about SCA: Hygiene Matters

Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Spreading Warmth to Cancer Patients Across the Country

LLS Chosen by Subaru for Second Year in a Row as Charity Partner for June, Subaru Loves to Care Month
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Rye Brook, NY, June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the second year in a row, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. The 2016 Subaru Loves to Care initiative, a charitable arm of the Subaru Love Promise, allowed LLS and Subaru to reach 30,000 patients in more than 250 hospitals through 393 Subaru retailers. This year, LLS and Subaru aim to reach even more patients with small gestures of comfort and care in their time of need.  

Unreasonable Impact | Putting Empathy Back in Healthcare with 3D Printing: Q&A with Andiamo

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In 2003, Naveed and Samiya Parvez gave birth to their son, Diamo. Medical negligence during birth led to cerebral palsy and severe developmental delay for Diamo, who required help with the most basic of functions, from sitting to eating. He wore several orthotics and braces to aid these daily functions.

FedEx Helps Make the Impossible Possible

Collaboration with International Medical Corps focuses on disaster preparedness
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THE FIRST RESPONDER

Rebecca Milner, International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps dreamt of the perfect solution to help injured disaster survivors — a portable, rapidly deployable, fully functional hospital. Rebecca Milner explains how FedEx helped to make the impossible possible.

Report Calls for Better Measurement of Access-to-Medicine Programs to Support the World’s Poorest

Pharmaceutical companies have long experience in measuring the impact of their business programs. The same should apply to their access-to-medicine efforts
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Richard Laing, from the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health and former World Health Organization official, says that many efforts to expand access to medicines fail to gather sufficient evidence on how effective they are. His team at BU recently issued a study highlighting these gaps, and emphasizing the need for companies to better document the impact of their programs.

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

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