Novartis will provide medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes
Syrian refugees in Lebanon suffering from chronic diseases face difficulties accessing diagnosis, medicines and ongoing care. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Novartis are partnering to improve care and treatment for the most vulnerable population in Lebanon. The objective is to establish a blueprint for improving diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for refugees, as well as members of their Lebanese host families, who suffer from chronic diseases.
Cisco Systems pulls down somewhere between $40 billion and $50 billion in revenue annually and with a market capitalization of around $135 billion, there’s no doubt this company is a titan. And it’s not unusual for corporate giants to give generously, especially for a company such as Cisco, which has been repeatedly named as one of the best global companies to work for by Fortune Magazine. What’s surprising about Cisco’s CSR is that it often flies under the radar.
On Sunday, July 12, her 18th birthday and the third annual Malala Day, Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai--star of the upcoming Fox Searchlight documentary film He Named Me Malala--opened a new school for the young women of Syria who have been forced to leave their homes due to ongoing armed conflict. The school, based near the Syrian border in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, will welcome up to 200 girls ages 14 to 18.
An Enactus team in Azerbaijan saw a way to make refugees self-sufficient. They provided 10 families with 200 chicks. Exposure to entrepreneurship extended to neighbors and relatives, infusing the community with new skills. Each family in the program ended up earning $640 in net profit.
Kansas City, Kansas, like many urban areas in the United States, has its share of food deserts – low-income neighborhoods devoid of fresh, healthy foods; it also has its share of vacant land. Cultivate Kansas City, a local non-profit, is changing the landscape and engaging the entire community with a healthy, environmentally-sustainable venture: urban farming.