Iraq

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.

Diabetes Care Close to the Heart

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Ali Hassan set a goal to establish a specialised diabetes centre in the city of Kirkuk in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Health. A personal motivation and the need to ensure healthier lives for patients are key drivers for him but big challenges have arisen along the way.

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Ali Hassan set a goal to establish a specialised diabetes centre in the city of Kirkuk in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Health. A personal motivation and the need to ensure healthier lives for patients are key drivers for him but big challenges have arisen along the way.

Mike Bloomberg: Why Municipalities Are the Key to Fighting Climate Change

By Michael Bloomberg
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Although history is not usually taught this way, one could argue that cities have played a more important role in shaping the world than empires. From Athens and Rome to Paris and Venice to Baghdad and Beijing, urban ideas and innovators have left indelible marks on human life. By concentrating the brainpower of humanity in relatively small geographic areas, cities have promoted the kinds of interactions that nurture creativity and technological advances.

Points of Light to Commemorate Sept. 11 with Volunteer Service During Multigenerational Event at the Washington Monument

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – On the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – will host a multigenerational event on the grounds of the Washington Monument, bringing together veterans and school children to benefit children of military families.

2013 Goldman Prize Winner Azzam Alwash Pt. II

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Last week we spoke with Azzam Alwash, who earned a 2013 Goldman Prize for restoring a vast marshland in Iraq that had been drained and depleted under Saddam Hussein. This week we continue our discussion with Alwash, who has a refreshingly optimistic view of Iraq’s long-term prospects.

Azzam Alwash: Iraqi Environmentalist Pt. I

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We are not very used to hearing good news about Iraq these days. Nor is there an abundance of feel good stories about the earth’s dwindling wetlands. So, when this week’s guest successfully launched an effort to restore the Mesopotamian marshlands in southern Iraq which had been drained, poisoned and burned under Saddam Hussein in the mid-nineties, it got a fair amount of attention.

Tupperware Brands Launches 'Global Links' Externship Program to Educate Iraqi Women on Power and Principles of Entrepreneurship

Company announces joint program with Secretary of State's Office of Global Women's Issues and Rollins College at World Economic Forum. Using a train-the-trainer model, program aims to create a new generation of female entrepreneurs in post-war Iraq.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Orlando, FL and Davos, Switzerland - January 26, 2012 - Harnessing education to empower women, Tupperware Brands today announced the creation of the Tupperware Global Links Program, a yearlong externship designed to inspire a new generation of Iraqi women entrepreneurs and, in turn, help strengthen the country's struggling economy and rebuild its middle class.

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