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Pfizer Foundation Grantee LifeNet International “Changing Lives” in East Africa

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Stefanie Weiland is the Executive Director of LifeNet International, a franchise health center network with over 85 centers throughout East Africa. LifeNet International provides training and access to medicines and equipment to improve primary and maternal care for low-income people.

“Our whole mission is to improve the quality of care and the sustainability of these existing healthcare facilities,” Stefanie explains in this video. “These are life-and-death things. It means the difference of a child getting a lethal or a non-lethal dose of medicine.”

Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio

Michael Bloomberg, Ray Dalio lead $70 million infusion into effort backed by Gates Foundation
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Originally posted on Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases.

Elephant Poaching Costs African Economies US $25 Million per Year in Lost Tourism Revenue – Study

New research shows investing in elephant conservation is smart economic policy for many African countries
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November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The current elephant poaching crisis costs African countries around USD $25 million annually in lost tourism revenue, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.

Bloomberg Brief Special Edition: Sub-Saharan Africa's Diverging Economies

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Please view the special edition of the Bloomberg Brief here.

Please see this special issue of Bloomberg Briefs, which looks at the challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa, and which regions stand to gain from the diverging economies.

Bloomberg & Pritzker: Africa Could Be the Great Economic Success of This Century

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Originally posted on Huffington Post.

Michael R Bloomberg
Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP

Sec. Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Highlights from Bloomberg's 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum

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Originally posted on YouTube.

On September 21, 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined with the United States Department of Commerce to host the 2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The event brought together heads of state and business leaders to discuss the opportunity to grow the commercial ties between Africa and the United States.

Transformation at the Crossroads: Impact Investing in South Africa

South Africa's Lessons for Impact Investors
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by Donna Katzin, Executive Director, Shared Interest, a social investment fund that mobilizes the financial and human resources of South Africa’s lowest income communities of color. Since 1994, Shared Interest has helped to create more than 180,000 new small and micro-enterprises, 1.9 million jobs, and 120,000 affordable homes – benefiting 2.3 million economically marginalized South Africans – the majority of them women. 

Giving Around the Globe is Out – and Meet the Global Exchange

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Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about top issues from each region including:

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