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Cisco Connected Healthy Kids Program Improves Access to Specialized Pediatric Care

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Leading healthcare organizations around the world are using Cisco virtual technologies to provide access to specialized pediatric care for patients regardless of where they live.

 

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed in an Ancient Land

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The GE Foundation boosts medical efforts in a re-emerging Cambodia

Dararith Lim and his family had no other option. His father was an engineer and his mother a nurse. If the Khmer Rouge knew how well educated they were, they would have been killed; as his uncle and aunt, both doctors, had already been. In the mid-70′s, when Pol Pot’s men swept through the country and hauled the “elites” off to the killing fields, Dararith and his parents left their home, pretended to be uneducated, and were taken out to work the rice fields instead. 

Quest Diagnostics 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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As you look through our QuestCares reporting for 2012, you’ll see how we invested our healthcare leadership and employee passion to fight cancer, rally Boston in a global health initiative around hepatitis, empower employee health, increase our pipeline of diverse leaders—and even replace our plastic clamshell specimen carrier with a re-sealable bag that saves 120 tons of plastic waste every year.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Ecosystem in South-East Asia

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By Harjit Gill, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and Pacific, Philips Electronics Singapore

In South-East Asia today, most countries face a difficult dilemma – Should limited resources be used to combat the rapid growth of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that take such a terrible toll on human life and economic development, or should those resources go towards expanded efforts to reduce the debilitating effects of poverty?

Innovative Sustainable Cleaning Programs Expand Sodexo Leadership in Healthcare Industry

First Commercial Use of Ecolab Hydris™ Onsite Generation Technology for Hospitals
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Gaithersburg, MD, June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Sodexo, best known for providing a wide range of integrated services spanning facilities management to foodservice operations, announces the introduction of two new sustainable cleaning technologies: Hydris™ on-site generation system and Ecolab bio-based Hard Surface Cleaners which are formulated using renewable resources. These new technologies support Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan commitment to source sustainable supplies and expand the choices for cleaning products and protocols they will offer customers.

Telemedicine Program with University of Virginia Ties Expanding with Help from Verizon

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A program that connects rural communities to doctors from Virginia and around the globe is expanding.

The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System recently announced the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program.

Click here to read this full article from original source, the Associated Press.

BD and Heart to Heart International Continue Ongoing Collaboration to Help Improve Healthcare in Haiti with Third Volunteer Service Trip

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and OLATHE, Kan., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit humanitarian medical aid organization, are collaborating on their third joint volunteer initiative to strengthen healthcare in Haiti. A team of 14 BD employees from around the world will build upon the progress made by their colleagues in 2012.

University of Virginia Health System, Swinfen Charitable Trust and Verizon Foundation Join to Accelerate and Expand Global Telemedicine Program

Enhanced Telemedicine Model Links Patients in Underserved Countries to Specialty Care Worldwide Through New Mobile and Cloud Services
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust, and the University of Virginia Health System today announced – at the Social Innovation Summit – the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines.  This program will utilize mobile- and cloud-based technology that will conne

Rebuilding a Primary Health Care System in Rural Mexico

Update on Partners In Health Project in Chiapas
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Below is an except from Partners In Health around their and sister organization Compañeros En Salud (CES) work in southeast Chiapas. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc, (GMCR) is funding this project to revitalize a primary health care system in the long-neglected region.

" “I didn’t know what to expect,” Dr. Abelardo Vidaurreta says. “I didn’t know where I was going.”

The End of the Party?: GE to Open Helium Reuse Plant as Shortage Worsens

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Brigitte Prat runs Lulu’s Cuts & Toys, a popular hair salon and toy store in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. Prat is famous for rewarding new bobs, bangs, and fauxhawks with trademark orange balloons, but she is having second thoughts. “I used to put one on every arm and every stroller that rolled through my store, but now I keep them behind the counter,” she says. “I am paying an arm and a leg for my helium. I may have to start charging.”

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