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Creating a Blueprint for Eliminating Trachoma


After more than six decades of fighting the spread of trachoma in Morocco, on November 14, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that the Moroccan government eliminated the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness as a public health problem.

Congress Should Reject Short-Sighted EPA Budget Cuts

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BOSTON, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Trump Administration announcement of proposed massive budget cuts for programs vital to addressing climate change and broader environmental protections at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is “deeply concerning and flies in the face of what the American people and U.S. investor and businesses communities alike are seeking,” said Ceres President Mindy Lubber.

Lubber, who served as the EPA Administrator for the New England Region in 2000, added:

CVS Health Takes Next Step in Five-Year Commitment to Deliver the First Tobacco-Free Generation

Announces $10 million in new and expanded partnerships and programs with the nation’s leading anti-tobacco organizations as part of Be The First initiative
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today announced it will fund $10 million in new and expanded partnerships and programs to launch the second year of Be The First, the company’s five year, $50 million commitment to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. The partnerships and programs will roll out throughout 2017 and build upon the success of the first year in the areas of anti-smoking education, tobacco-control advocacy, and healthy behavior programming.

What Governments Can Do to Address Cancer

By Dr. Kelly Henning, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Health team

Originally posted on Bloomberg Philanthropies

Message from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health Program on World Cancer Day

Sodexo and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health Win Federal Grant to Study the Health of Front-Line Employees

The four-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will study the connection between the workplace and health outcomes
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health announce a new four-year grant aimed at finding new approaches to address the many ways that the workplace can affect health and safety of front-line employees. The more than $2.7 million grant ,funded by the U.S.

Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $360 Million to Reduce Tobacco Use – Raising Total Giving on Tobacco Control Efforts to Nearly $1 Billion

New Funding Builds on 10 Years of Success with an Estimated 30 Million Lives Saved Against One of the World’s Leading Causes of Preventable Death

​Supported 59 Countries that Successfully Passed Tobacco Control Laws, Targeting Those with the Largest Numbers of Smokers Including China, India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh

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​Supported 59 Countries that Successfully Passed Tobacco Control Laws, Targeting Those with the Largest Numbers of Smokers Including China, India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh

Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Originally posted on Tobacco Free Kids.

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors a Free Health Fair

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November 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde recently hosted a health fair for residents of the district of Yarabamba in Peru and surrounding communities.

The Cerro Verde Mining Company partnered with the Municipal District of Yarabamba, the Ministry of Health, the Municipal Children and Adolescent Defenders (DEMUNA) and The Business Service Center (CESEM).

Medical specialists such as pediatricians, geriatricians, gynecologists and dentists were available to provide preventive medical services and information.

GSK CEO and GAVI Alliance CEO Discuss “The Other Six Billon” Live at Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference

Innovations in medicine and medical technology are designed to serve the 600 million people living in the most developed countries, and that’s who they typically benefit. But what about the other 6 billion?
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On Wednesday, November 2nd, Andrew Witty, GSK CEO, will join Seth Berkley, GAVI Alliance CEO, at Fortune Brainstorm Health for a discussion on “The Other Six Billion” referring to the areas of the world that are traditionally not served by innovations in medicine and medical technology. Outside of the most developed countries infectious diseases—including malaria, tuberculosis and HIV—still kill an astounding 15 million people a year.

Zika, Ebola, and the Future of Other Public Health Diseases Discussed at Fortune Brainstorm Health Live Tomorrow

Join public health panel from GSK, Time, and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota as they discuss the future of tracking emerging diseases
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Just a few months after the 2015 outbreak of Ebola was contained, another virus—called Zika—commanded the public stage. It took but 14 months after Zika’s first detection in Brazil for the virus to spread through Latin America and the Caribbean to Florida. So far, the threat has gone unchecked. And to be sure, after Zika, will come another global pathogenic threat—one, that public health experts worry, may do an even better job of outsmarting and overwhelming us. The question is whether technological advances can help us turn the odds.


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