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Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Originally posted on Tobacco Free Kids.

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors a Free Health Fair

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November 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde recently hosted a health fair for residents of the district of Yarabamba in Peru and surrounding communities.

The Cerro Verde Mining Company partnered with the Municipal District of Yarabamba, the Ministry of Health, the Municipal Children and Adolescent Defenders (DEMUNA) and The Business Service Center (CESEM).

Medical specialists such as pediatricians, geriatricians, gynecologists and dentists were available to provide preventive medical services and information.

GSK CEO and GAVI Alliance CEO Discuss “The Other Six Billon” Live at Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference

Innovations in medicine and medical technology are designed to serve the 600 million people living in the most developed countries, and that’s who they typically benefit. But what about the other 6 billion?
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On Wednesday, November 2nd, Andrew Witty, GSK CEO, will join Seth Berkley, GAVI Alliance CEO, at Fortune Brainstorm Health for a discussion on “The Other Six Billion” referring to the areas of the world that are traditionally not served by innovations in medicine and medical technology. Outside of the most developed countries infectious diseases—including malaria, tuberculosis and HIV—still kill an astounding 15 million people a year.

Zika, Ebola, and the Future of Other Public Health Diseases Discussed at Fortune Brainstorm Health Live Tomorrow

Join public health panel from GSK, Time, and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota as they discuss the future of tracking emerging diseases
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Just a few months after the 2015 outbreak of Ebola was contained, another virus—called Zika—commanded the public stage. It took but 14 months after Zika’s first detection in Brazil for the virus to spread through Latin America and the Caribbean to Florida. So far, the threat has gone unchecked. And to be sure, after Zika, will come another global pathogenic threat—one, that public health experts worry, may do an even better job of outsmarting and overwhelming us. The question is whether technological advances can help us turn the odds.

Dr. Margaret Chan & Michael Bloomberg: Political Will Needed to Win Fight Against Noncommunicable Diseases


Originally posted on WHO

Our modern way of life is a major cause of many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Initially lifestyle diseases of industrialized countries, they have long since reached developing countries and lead to serious consequences and tremendous costs for health care systems worldwide. Above all, the implementation of sustainable solutions calls for political action.

Funny or Die: Katie Couric Risks Her Life to Show that Public Health is Saving Lives Every Day

Opening video of the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Awards event
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Originally posted on Funny Or Die

In the opening video of the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Awards event, Katie Couric risks her life to show that public health is saving lives every day – including hers. This year, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrates its 100th anniversary and honors global leaders in public health.

American Cheese, Sidewalks and Chairs Have a Connection that may Surprise You


Originally posted by the Washington Post.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health turns 100 this year. The school came to life during a time when women frequently died during childbirth and infant mortality was a grave concern. Inadequate nutrition, sanitation and often-fatal diseases were common.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Invest Locally To Create A Healthier Nation

Employees across the country volunteer nearly 400,000 hours to improve healthcare access, quality and safety, and enable healthier living
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CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) System’s ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Americans, employees of BCBS companies around the country collectively volunteered nearly 400,000 hours. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released its eighth annual Investing in America’s Health (IAH) report that details community health initiatives supported by the 36 independent, community-based and locally operated BCBS companies and their foundations in 2015.


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