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Freeport-McMoRan Releases 2014 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Value at Our Core”

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August 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The natural resources that Freeport-McMoRan produces are essential to the world’s economies. As population growth and urbanization continue to accelerate, Freeport-McMoRan’s products are critical to a rising standard of living on a global scale. The foundation of Freeport-McMoRan’s plans for production growth and resource expansion is their commitment to join with stakeholders in working toward sustainable development.

Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Biology

As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a diagnosis and treatment for her younger sister who, as a baby, had bacterial meningitis and began to have recurrent seizures. 

Ecolab Experts on Microbes – Escherichia coli O157:H7

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In this video, Ruth Petran, Ecolab vice president, Food Safety and Public Health, explains the importance of monitoring and prevention of Escherichia coli O157:H7 commonly referred to as E. coli O157:H7.

Mike Bloomberg’s Letter on Philanthropy

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.org.

Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.

Kimberly-Clark Supports 14th Annual World Toilet Summit In New Delhi, India

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As part of Kimberly-Clark’s (K-C) commitment to improve sanitation worldwide, the company sponsored and participated in the 14th annual World Toilet Summit held in New Delhi, India on January 19-20, 2015.

Policymakers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, religious leaders, academics, experts, celebrities, the media and other sanitation sector stakeholders came together to amplify the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission, and mobilize partnerships to address India’s sanitation challenges.

Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
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At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, mobile data use is expected to grow twentyfold by the end of 2019, according to a June 2014 mobility study by Ericsson.

Huggies Brand and "Malaria No More" Deliver Life-Saving Treatments in Kenya

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As one of the world’s largest baby care consumer product companies, Kimberly-Clark recognizes our responsibility to confront some of the biggest issues facing mothers all over the world.

Our Huggies brand in Kenya has partnered with the non-profit Malaria No More (MNM) to help eliminate Malaria and the needless death of children to a preventable disease. K-C's support allowed the recent delivery of 200,000 pediatric antimalarial treatments to Kenyans in need at the Kenya Power of One Treatment Event.

Public Health in the 21st Century

American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement addresses critical challenges to public health
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October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Although disease outbreaks and epidemics drawing worldwide attention emphasize the importance and acute need for public health professionals, the world faces a longer-term challenge—a public health workforce that is truly effective in the 21st century. In a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address critical challenges to public health, from workforce development, capacity building, partnership and collaborations, and changes and needs in workforce composition.

Private Waste Industry Prepared to Safely Dispose of Materials from Ebola Patients

NW&RA members working hand-in-hand with government agencies to implement a safe removal plan
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The National Waste & Recycling Association is working in concert with the relevant government agencies to develop procedures for removing and treating medical waste material from Ebola patients. 

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The National Waste & Recycling Association is working in concert with the relevant government agencies to develop procedures for removing and treating medical waste material from Ebola patients. 

Lilly: Ebola Highlights Need for Public Health Investment

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Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.
 
Americans have been paying close attention to Atlanta in the past several weeks, and not because the Braves have reignited playoff hopes. It’s because, as you’ve surely heard by now, two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa were flown to Emory Hospital in Atlanta for intensive care. People are worried about this deadly disease spreading in the U.S.
 

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