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Hershey Doubling Down on Commitment to Ethical Cocoa Supply Chain

Hershey achieves 100% sustainable cocoa, commits to 100% visibility of high-risk cocoa by 2025
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Empowering Women Through Sustainable Cocoa Farming

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In honor of International Women's Day this week, we want to highlight one of the female farmers we work with to grow cocoa for our products.

Meet Rebecca Mensah, a farmer in Ghana where cocoa farming is the primary occupation. Mensah is part of CARE's cocoa sustainability initiative. Because of the program, she said, "Now, I am able to provide support for my children’s education, because I have a source of income. This gives me the strength and opportunity to contribute to household decision-making."

Government of Ghana Makes Hydroxyurea Available to People With Sickle Cell Disease Through First of Its Kind Public-private Partnership With Global Medicines Company Novartis

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  • Government is already working to accelerate inclusion of the medicine and associated laboratory testing in the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Novartis has already delivered more than 20 000 treatments1 and is committed to implementing two clinical trials with novel biologic treatment for sickle cell disease
  • Partnership includes establishing national treatment guidelines, newborn screening, and centers of excellence for treatment of sickle cell disease; making accessible treatment options available in line with the global standards of care; and using digital technologies to monitor and evaluate patient registration, report real-time data, and help ensure safe large scale roll-out of medicine
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana2
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  • Government is already working to accelerate inclusion of the medicine and associated laboratory testing in the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Novartis has already delivered more than 20 000 treatments1 and is committed to implementing two clinical trials with novel biologic treatment for sickle cell disease
  • Partnership includes establishing national treatment guidelines, newborn screening, and centers of excellence for treatment of sickle cell disease; making accessible treatment options available in line with the global standards of care; and using digital technologies to monitor and evaluate patient registration, report real-time data, and help ensure safe large scale roll-out of medicine
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana2

PYXERA Global Announces Charles Hamidu as Chair of the Board of Directors for PYXERA Global Ghana

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WASHINGTON, July 26, 2019 — PYXERA Global is pleased to announce that Charles Hamidu, Founder and Managing Director of Amethyst Ghana Limited has become Chair of the Board of Directors for PYXERA Global Ghana. 

From the Street to the Street: The Circular Economy in Ghana

Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
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The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.

Delivering Real Change in Ghana

Building on a successful campaign in Rwanda, drones in Ghana will make on-demand, emergency deliveries of 148 high-priority products.
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As you read this, drones are making emergency deliveries of vaccines, blood products and life-saving medications. What’s remarkable is that this scene is playing out in Ghana.

The story began in Rwanda in 2016. In a groundbreaking collaboration between The UPS Foundation, Gavi and Zipline, life-saving medical supplies began reaching Rwandan patients in minutes — rather than hours or days — even in the most remote communities.

This School is Serving as a Sustainable Safe Haven for 240 Girls in Ghana

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Ghana's Volta region has the lowest quality education in the country, and lack of facilities means 87% of girls in primary school do not continue to secondary school. 

Tetra Tech partnered with Voices of African Mothers and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana to give girls a safe and sustainable place to receive an education. Watch the video above to learn more about this project and partnership.

The first classroom unit is slated to open in 2019.

3BL Media is Tetra Tech's partner in purpose.​

Government of Ghana Launches First of Its Kind Public-Private Partnership With Novartis to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of People With Sickle Cell Disease

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  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1
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  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1

Tetra Tech Is Helping Build a Sustainable School to Empower Girls Through Education in Ghana

Providing funding and engineering support to the Voices of African Mothers Girls Academy in Sogakope, Ghana, to empower girls through education
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Ghana’s Volta Region has the lowest quality of education in the country. Girls are particularly affected by lack of education facilities, with enrollment dropping from 62 percent in primary school to only 8 percent in secondary school. Tetra Tech worked with nongovernmental organization Voices of African Mothers (VAM) and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana (SEG) team to create a sustainable school for girls in the Volta Region. The school will create a safe-haven for 240 girls to receive quality education, mentorship, food, water, and shelter.

Restoring Land and Increasing Resilience Needs Women

Raising awareness of gender equity and equality is critical for Africa’s future, with workshops like one held recently in Ghana an important contribution.
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Almost two dozen representatives from Ghanaian development agencies working in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in northern Ghana gathered in the city of Bolgatanga on 13 November 2018 for a training workshop on Social and Gender Dynamics and their Importance for Improving Resilience and Livelihoods.

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