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Do People in Developing Countries Have Access to Bayer Drug Products As Well?

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Millions of people in developing countries have no access to medicines. In some cases they cannot afford them, while in others there simply are no markets and no functioning healthcare system. We are working to provide help in a number of ways. With our contraception access programs, for example, we aim to make self-determined family planning available to women in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

How Health Care Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Strengthen Economic Performance

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April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Although many health care companies today claim that health equity is part of their overall mission, the efforts are still nascent and often focus on disparities caused by poverty, education, or disability. Many companies have efforts in diversity and inclusion, however, they are not sufficient to counter the effects of implicit biases in clinical practice or address the adverse social determinants of health that disproportionately affect populations of color.

Merck & Jhpiego: Helping Moms Deliver Their Babies Safely

No woman should die giving life
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Our company provides support to many women’s health initiatives around the world. Through Merck for Mothers, we support programs that reduce maternal mortality and improve access to quality health care for women. In addition, through our Merck Fellowship program, employees share their unique skills to advance health care around the world.

Jhpiego is one of more than 100+ partners in 30 countries with whom the Merck for Mothers initiative partners. Since 2011, the initiative has increased access to quality maternal health care and family planning services for over 7 million women.

Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar Cooperate on Innovative Solar Suitcase Technology

Project wins 2019 Edison Gold Award
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April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ Arrow Electronics and nonprofit We Care Solar won the 2019 Edison Award for Social Innovation for its joint development of Solar Suitcase 3.0, a portable and durable power system that provides sustainable energy for around-the-clock, effective obstetric care in remote and off-grid maternal health facilities around the world.

How Johnson & Johnson Is Helping Tackle a Devastating Tropical Disease That Impacts Kids

A new World Health Organization prequalification for mebendazole means the company can reach even more young people with intestinal worm infections around the globe.
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STH. It's an illness you likely haven't heard of, yet it affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide, making it one of the world's most common infections.

It's short for soil-transmitted helminthiasis, also known as intestinal worm infections, and it results from being exposed to contaminated soil, food or water in areas with poor sanitation. Children are particularly vulnerable to STH, which can lead to malnutrition, stunted growth and even impaired cognitive development.

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur Neopenda Improves Newborn Health in Low-Resource Settings

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

Hallmark Partners with CVS to Promote Healthy Well-Being

How exclusive card collections are taking a stand against cancer
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Promoting the importance of improving one’s health was the impetus for two new exclusive card collections Hallmark Greetings created to be offered at CVS locations throughout the United States.

“CVS’ mission is to help people on their path to better health,” explained Steve Cashman, CVS national account sales director, Hallmark. “And the collection came about to support that need.”

Gilead Launches HepConnect Initiative to Reduce Hepatitis C Infections in Greater Appalachia

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  • Funding will Expand Testing, Harm Reduction Services and Healthcare Infrastructure in States with Highest Infection Rates
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Selected as Lead Grantee to Oversee 5-year Effort to Implement Proven Harm Reduction Strategies in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia
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  • Funding will Expand Testing, Harm Reduction Services and Healthcare Infrastructure in States with Highest Infection Rates
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Selected as Lead Grantee to Oversee 5-year Effort to Implement Proven Harm Reduction Strategies in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia

Ending the HIV Epidemic Requires Supporting Those Already Living With HIV

By Michael Adams & Amy Flood
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While the challenges continue to be daunting, there are numerous signs of progress in the fight to eradicate HIV by 2030.

Between 2012 and 2016, new infections in New York City decreased by 26 percent. In 2017, new infections in San Francisco fell to a record low of 221 in the city that was once known as ground zero for the AIDS epidemic. While we still have a long way to go, each of these headlines would have been unthinkable 24 years ago.

MetLife Denied Her Disability Claim For Trans Surgery. Then It Voluntarily Reversed Course

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Addis talked to the human resources representative at the grocery store where she worked at the time as cashier. She decided to apply for the disability coverage anyway, hoping a note from her doctor that explained why the surgery was medically necessary would sway the company. But two weeks after surgery, a denial letter arrived from MetLife, one of the nation's largest disability insurers.

Addis called GLAD, also known as GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, and attorney Ben Klein wrote to MetLife, expecting that his letter would be the first step on the road to a lawsuit.

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