The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the second deadliest earthquake of all time. With a magnitude of 7.0 Mw, 220,000 people were killed, and more than 250,000 homes were destroyed. In the earthquake’s aftermath, many Haitians desperately needed medical care. In December 2010, the GE Foundation made a $2 million commitment to help build a new public hospital that would be Haiti’s largest post-earthquake public health facility. Hector E. Aguilar, CEO of GE Central America & The Caribbean, discusses the GE Foundation’s role and the opening of the hospital.
Policy Aims to Support a Sustainable Supply of Medically Acceptable Generic Darunavir in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Least Developed Countries (LDC)
November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced their intention not to enforce the patents they own and control on the antiretroviral (ARV) drug darunavir provided the darunavir product is medically acceptable and is used only in resource-limited settings. This announcement is intended to assure generic manufacturers that they may manufacture high quality darunavir product used in SSA and the LDCs without a concern that Janssen will accuse these activities of infringing its darunavir patents.
We’re working with partners to end new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive.
Approximately 900 children are newly infected with HIV every day, and nearly all of these children acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. However, effective, inexpensive and safe medical interventions that prevent HIV transmission to infants and protect the health of their mothers are available, even in settings where resources are constrained.
CEOs from the world’s leading companies call on 46 countries to repeal HIV-related travel restrictions
(3BL Media) Washington - July 23, 2012 - Prominent CEOs from the world’s leading companies, including Levi Strauss & Co., The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Virgin Unite, called today on 46 countries to lift travel restrictions for HIV-positive people.
More than 20 CEOs from leading companies have signed a pledge to oppose HIV-related restrictions on entry, stay and residence, saying such laws and policies are not only discriminatory, they are bad for business.