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PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Works to Reduce Incidences of Malaria Through a Comprehensive Public Health Program in Papua, Indonesia

24,000 mosquito nets installed and 17,000 homes sprayed with insecticide in Timika
Press Release

December 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In its continued efforts to wipe out malaria and prevent the spread of malaria disease by anopheles mosquitoes in the Mimika Regency in Papua, Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia, in conjunction with local institutions, recently distributed mosquito nets and sprayed insecticide in the homes of Pauan residents.

Approximately 24,000 mosquito nets have been installed by Malaria Control teams this year in the town of Timika in the Mimika Regency. The teams went from door to door to help residents set up the bed nets they provided to the residents.

Promoting Talent Because People Matter Most

Volkswagen's Take on Excellence, Success, and Involvement
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This is the 6th part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

Excellence. Success. Involvement. This is what matters to us. The Volkswagen Group, its brands and its companies are moving steadily closer to the goal of being a top global employer, thanks not least to their outstanding record on employment, participation and qualification.

Successfully tackling the current and future challenges facing the Volkswagen Group depends on all our employees – from apprentices right up to top managers – consistently turning in an outstanding performance to ensure that our innovation and product quality remain at the very highest level in the long term. That means recruiting talent and promoting skills, health and commitment. But it also means enabling our employees to play their part in building our success – and share in it. And it’s how we plan to achieve our goal of becoming the most attractive employer in the automobile industry by 2018.

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

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This is the 6th part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

Excellence. Success. Involvement. This is what matters to us. The Volkswagen Group, its brands and its companies are moving steadily closer to the goal of being a top global employer, thanks not least to their outstanding record on employment, participation and qualification.

Successfully tackling the current and future challenges facing the Volkswagen Group depends on all our employees – from apprentices right up to top managers – consistently turning in an outstanding performance to ensure that our innovation and product quality remain at the very highest level in the long term. That means recruiting talent and promoting skills, health and commitment. But it also means enabling our employees to play their part in building our success – and share in it. And it’s how we plan to achieve our goal of becoming the most attractive employer in the automobile industry by 2018.

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

Columbia University Researchers Seek Partners for Drug-Prevention Program Aimed at Hispanic Youths

Press Release

May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Researchers at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York are seeking partners for a study to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among Hispanic youths.

Man Versus Mosquito: Steps to Better Prevent and Control malaria

Blog

The parasite that causes malaria has shown it is adept at eluding the human immune system. Will that parasite also outrun the prevention and control efforts of global health organizations, governments, healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies and communities? We are at a critical time to answer that question.

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Survey Reveals That Infection Risk and Cleanliness Are Top Concerns Among Consumers With Loved Ones in a Long-Term Care Facility

Press Release

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.1,2 Clorox Professional Products Company recently surveyed U.S. adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top concern,3 among other things — further attesting to these unique challenges.

BSR Report Highlights Business Opportunity in Boosting Health and Wellness

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BSR's new report "A New CSR Frontier: Business and Population Health" reveals opportunities for U.S. companies across all sectors to address systemic challenges related to health and wellness by engaging with employees, customers, local communities, suppliers, and the general public. This report highlights the role of CSR teams in leading this work by helping their companies examine the positive and negative health and wellness impacts of business across the value chain, and by helping them identify ways to deliver better business results and health outcomes.

Press Release

BSR's new report "A New CSR Frontier: Business and Population Health" reveals opportunities for U.S. companies across all sectors to address systemic challenges related to health and wellness by engaging with employees, customers, local communities, suppliers, and the general public. This report highlights the role of CSR teams in leading this work by helping their companies examine the positive and negative health and wellness impacts of business across the value chain, and by helping them identify ways to deliver better business results and health outcomes.

North Carolina Expands Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts That Engage Youth And Men With Grant From Verizon

$100,000 Grant Will Support Six Different Domestic Violence Prevention Programs
Press Release

Funds from the Verizon Foundation to support domestic violence prevention efforts that engage youth and men across the state.

RALEIGH, N.C., October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Verizon announces more than $100,000 in grants to domestic violence prevention efforts across North Carolina. The funds will support programs that educate youth and men about healthy relationships and domestic violence with a goal of stopping the cycle of abuse.

Evaluation Of Hospital Infection Prevention Policies Can Identify Opportunities For Improvement: Study

Press Release

Washington, DC, October 29, 2013 – Identifying gaps in infection prevention practices may yield opportunities for improved patient safety, according to a survey published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Grants Awarded to Domestic Violence Organizations in Alabama

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One corporation is giving thousands of dollars in grants to programs which help victims of domestic violence in Alabama.

Verizon announced $95,000 in grant funding to a number of Alabama domestic violence prevention organizations, during  First Lady Dianne Bentley's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil Tuesday evening.

The event brought together dozens of advocates, law enforcement officers and victim support workers for an event honoring victims and energizing those who provide support and prevention services.

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