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Intel Travels To Africa To Closely Track Responsibly Sourced Tech Minerals

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Adam Schafer, Intel director of Supply Chain Sustainability, and Erin Mitchell, Intel's Responsible Minerals Program manager, spent a week in late 2019 crisscrossing Rwanda’s mineral-rich mountains. Schafer and Mitchell made the trip to fully understand the first part of a complex process that brings minerals from Africa to high-tech companies for use in their devices.

New Agreements to Expand Access to 20 Lifesaving Cancer Medicines for Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Cancer Access Partnership is expected to result in a 59 percent savings on procured cancer medicines
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June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced agreements with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Novartis, and Mylan to expand access to 20 lifesaving cancer treatments in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Purchasers are expected to save an average of 59 percent for medicines procured through the agreements.

International Research Partnership and EDCTP to Invest €44m in Next-generation Antimalarials to Combat Drug-resistant Malaria in Africa

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  • EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million.
     
  • The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance.
     
  • The projects will include development of the first new malaria treatment for babies under 5 kg, a new fast-acting medicine for the treatment of severe malaria, and new combinations to treat drug-resistant uncomplicated malaria.
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  • EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million.
     
  • The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance.
     
  • The projects will include development of the first new malaria treatment for babies under 5 kg, a new fast-acting medicine for the treatment of severe malaria, and new combinations to treat drug-resistant uncomplicated malaria.

Rayuwa: Translating John Deere’s Purpose Into Practice

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“We work with, fund, and have seen lots of other programs. We have never seen anything like Rayuwa. It is truly integrated.  The progress the Rayuwa team has made in just a few months and the level of engagement by the community is incredible.
This is the standard.”  — JACQUES TAYLOR, Managing Director, John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa 

John Deere, PYXERA Global, the Government of Nigeria, and rural Nigerian communities share a vision—to achieve a food secure and prosperous Nigeria. To translate purpose into practice, John Deere and PYXERA Global created the Rayuwa program.

Research: How Technology Could Promote Growth in 6 African Countries

by Bhaskar ChakravortiRavi and Shankar Chaturvedi
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Africa is closely watched as the next big growth market – a description that has persisted for a while. There are many reasons for optimism: the African continent is home to

General Mills Honored as 2019 Halo Award Winner

General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the ‘Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative’ category
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the category of Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative for its founding partnership and continued impact to support African food companies through Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). 

General Mills founded PFS in 2008 as an employee volunteer program within the company to address one of the world’s greatest challenges – chronic food insecurity in Africa – in a new and lasting way.

BCtA Member GiftedMom Wins Oslo Business for Peace Award

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OSLO, Norway, June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -  Dr. Agbor  Ashumanyi  Ako, one of the co-founders of  Business Call to Action member GiftedMom, a digital health platform based in Cameroon that gives pregnant women and mothers across Africa access to vital health information and care, has been awarded the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2019.

How to Invest in Africa

The African Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility
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Africa has always brimmed with potential. Its dynamic history, tapestry of cultures, and varied geography have both preserved its rich vitality and to some extent, created barriers to the continent reaching its full potential. It is the world’s fastest-growing region for direct foreign investment, yet investors in the United States are still reluctant to dive in.

Nestlé Joins the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance to Transform Plastics Recycling Infrastructure

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Nestlé, together with a number of international consumer goods companies, launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

This Alliance aims to turn the current challenge of plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa into an opportunity to create jobs and commercial activity by improving the collection and recycling of plastics.

The Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance has been established for companies to:

Climate Change Matters to Investors and Leaders

by Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, and Vaibhav Tandon
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I was born too early to benefit much from Sesame Street, but I still loved The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was my favorite character; alternatively in full control and overwhelmed, Kermit struggled to make sense of the nonsensical. To this day, there are times that I feel confronted with the same challenge.

Kermit produced numerous pearls of wisdom, such as: 

“Beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” 

“It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice.” 

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