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General Mills Celebrates International Day of the Girl

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This International Day of the Girl, General Mills is proud to join with CARE in celebrating the resilience and strength of women and girls everywhere. Through our partnership with CARE in cocoa-growing communities in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, we are empowering farmers to improve the well-being of their families and communities, including helping their daughters pursue an education and fulfill their dreams.

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Keep Ghana Beautiful Receives In-kind Support From US National Nonprofit

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October 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Keep Ghana Beautiful, the first African community improvement nonprofit organization to be affiliated with Keep America Beautiful® (KAB), announces the receipt of generous in-kind support of laptops and a projector from KAB to aid its community and school outreach efforts.

“As the world continues to be smaller, the challenges prevalent in one region may impact other regions far and near. We are happy to be contributing our part to making our planet a better place to live,” said Elijah Mensah, Executive Director and co-founder of Keep Ghana Beautiful.

UPS Infographic | Drone Deliveries Take Flight

We’re making history with UPS Flight Forward,™ one of the first drone airlines certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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This infographic is from UPS's latest Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

Hershey: Preserving Ecosystems With Sustainable Agriculture

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In cocoa growing regions in West Africa, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity due to encroachment into protected areas is a manifestation of a complex set of root causes: poverty, the absence of land titles, a lack of clarity on land tenure arrangements, no knowledge of sustainable farming practices and poor law enforcement.

Hershey Doubling Down on Commitment to Ethical Cocoa Supply Chain

Hershey achieves 100% sustainable cocoa, commits to 100% visibility of high-risk cocoa by 2025
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UPS Longitudes | Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Ashraf Mahate @ Dubai Exports
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Women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many barriers to finding resources to help them launch and grow successful businesses. But increasingly, governments, investors and multinational companies are recognizing and tapping into the value of empowering women economically in the region and around the world.

Caring for Forests Today to Ensure Clear Skies Tomorrow

by Beatrice Moulianitaki, Head of Sustainable Sourcing
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Forests.  Growing up, I had never really thought a lot about them. 

I like open spaces; beaches, the sea, mountains with far sights and clear skies. And I never hugged a tree as a child either. I did climb in them, but only for the sights I could see from a higher vantage point.  

In school they taught us about the Amazon in Brazil; the "lungs of our earth."  They had to be saved. But those were different – they were “special forests.” Not like the family olive trees I grew up with in Crete.

Empowering Women Through Sustainable Cocoa Farming

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In honor of International Women's Day this week, we want to highlight one of the female farmers we work with to grow cocoa for our products.

Meet Rebecca Mensah, a farmer in Ghana where cocoa farming is the primary occupation. Mensah is part of CARE's cocoa sustainability initiative. Because of the program, she said, "Now, I am able to provide support for my children’s education, because I have a source of income. This gives me the strength and opportunity to contribute to household decision-making."

Government of Ghana Makes Hydroxyurea Available to People With Sickle Cell Disease Through First of Its Kind Public-private Partnership With Global Medicines Company Novartis

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  • Government is already working to accelerate inclusion of the medicine and associated laboratory testing in the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Novartis has already delivered more than 20 000 treatments1 and is committed to implementing two clinical trials with novel biologic treatment for sickle cell disease
  • Partnership includes establishing national treatment guidelines, newborn screening, and centers of excellence for treatment of sickle cell disease; making accessible treatment options available in line with the global standards of care; and using digital technologies to monitor and evaluate patient registration, report real-time data, and help ensure safe large scale roll-out of medicine
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana2
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  • Government is already working to accelerate inclusion of the medicine and associated laboratory testing in the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Novartis has already delivered more than 20 000 treatments1 and is committed to implementing two clinical trials with novel biologic treatment for sickle cell disease
  • Partnership includes establishing national treatment guidelines, newborn screening, and centers of excellence for treatment of sickle cell disease; making accessible treatment options available in line with the global standards of care; and using digital technologies to monitor and evaluate patient registration, report real-time data, and help ensure safe large scale roll-out of medicine
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana2

PYXERA Global Announces Charles Hamidu as Chair of the Board of Directors for PYXERA Global Ghana

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WASHINGTON, July 26, 2019 — PYXERA Global is pleased to announce that Charles Hamidu, Founder and Managing Director of Amethyst Ghana Limited has become Chair of the Board of Directors for PYXERA Global Ghana. 

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