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Faces of GSK's Pro Bono Efforts

How employees create positive change through volunteering
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As the Vice President and Director of Scientific and Public Health for GSK’s Vaccines practice, Dr. Len Friedland has a very rewarding job, but his sense of purpose extends beyond his day job to support people in poor health as well as those with limited access to quality healthcare, as a volunteer. “Helping patients feel better and live longer aren’t just words to me—they’re part of who I am. The way I see it, having great science at the company is fantastic, but it means nothing unless we make sure this science benefits the right people,” said Len.

Universal Health Coverage: Filling the Gaps Through International Partnerships

To Achieve ‘Health For All,’ Everyone Needs a Seat at the Table
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Achieving universal health coverage is target 3.8 of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3—to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” More than this, providing universal health coverage, which includes access to high quality, affordable health services and essential medicines, is necessary to achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Moving from Reactive to Proactive Healthcare in Rwanda

Data-driven decisions make a difference for CARITAS Rwanda
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Think globally; act locally. This is the mentality CARITAS Rwanda embraces to achieve its mission.

Finding a Voice for Rwandan Healthcare

Global Health Corporate Champions in Kigali Collaborate to Communicate
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For more than a decade, Health Development Initiative (HDI), a local health organization located on the outskirts of Kigali, has attended to the critical and often taboo health needs of underrepresented Rwandans including the poor and LGBTQ communities. In Rwanda, participating in sexual activity as a youth, a sex worker, or a homosexual – HDI’s target healthcare recipients – is either illegal or so heavily stigmatized that it can destroy lives and fracture communities. Therefore, seeking – and providing – care for these individuals can be a risky endeavor.

Four Trends Indicating a Pivot to Shared Value

Companies Scaling Solutions to Social Challenges Demonstrate the Power of a Unifying Idea
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When Michael Porter and Mark Kramer published Creating Shared Value in 2011 in the Harvard Business Review, the concept struck an immediate and resonant chord with business leaders globally. Why? Recall that particular moment in time – trust in the private sector was at an all-time low on the heels of the 2008 global financial meltdown and an ever-expanding list of social and environmental issues seemed beyond the reach of governments driven by partisan divides.

Verizon Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants to Save the Children, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Wildlife Fund

In First 'Spirit of the Season' Campaign, Employees' Choices Directed Distribution of Grants
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NEW YORK, December 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Three international nonprofit organizations will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation as a result of the company’s first Spirit of the Season employee-participation campaign, which ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14.

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