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Dr. Margaret Chan & Michael Bloomberg: Political Will Needed to Win Fight Against Noncommunicable Diseases


Originally posted on WHO

Our modern way of life is a major cause of many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Initially lifestyle diseases of industrialized countries, they have long since reached developing countries and lead to serious consequences and tremendous costs for health care systems worldwide. Above all, the implementation of sustainable solutions calls for political action.

Funny or Die: Katie Couric Risks Her Life to Show that Public Health is Saving Lives Every Day

Opening video of the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Awards event
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Originally posted on Funny Or Die

In the opening video of the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Awards event, Katie Couric risks her life to show that public health is saving lives every day – including hers. This year, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrates its 100th anniversary and honors global leaders in public health.

American Cheese, Sidewalks and Chairs Have a Connection that may Surprise You


Originally posted by the Washington Post.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health turns 100 this year. The school came to life during a time when women frequently died during childbirth and infant mortality was a grave concern. Inadequate nutrition, sanitation and often-fatal diseases were common.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Invest Locally To Create A Healthier Nation

Employees across the country volunteer nearly 400,000 hours to improve healthcare access, quality and safety, and enable healthier living
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CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) System’s ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Americans, employees of BCBS companies around the country collectively volunteered nearly 400,000 hours. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released its eighth annual Investing in America’s Health (IAH) report that details community health initiatives supported by the 36 independent, community-based and locally operated BCBS companies and their foundations in 2015.

Holland America Line’s ms Veendam Receives Perfect Scores of 100 on United States Public Health and Health Canada Inspections

Veendam earns second consecutive perfect U.S.P.H score
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SEATTLE, June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Holland America Line’s ms Veendam earned its second consecutive perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ship also earned a perfect score of 100 on an inspection conducted by Health Canada.

Launching Our New Podcast Series “Follow the Data”


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Podcast fans and listeners on-the-go can download our new show: Follow the Data – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation.

Pfizer’s International Trachoma Initiative Seeks to Help Eliminate Trachoma

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The International Trachoma Initiative is a partnership co-founded by Pfizer in 1998 with the goal of eliminating trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness. As of this year, Pfizer, working as part of ITI, has distributed 500 million doses of an antibiotic used to treat the disease, and the Initiative has treated more than 100 million people suffering from trachoma.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, is Investing to Beat Malaria

PT Freeport Indonesia works to reduce incidences of malaria through a comprehensive public health program in Papua, Indonesia
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March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In its continued efforts to wipe out malaria and prevent the spread of the malaria disease by anopheles mosquitoes in the Mimika Regency in Papua, Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia, in conjunction with local institutions, conducts comprehensive treatment, early detection and preventive measures.

The Malaria Control Center is a parternship of the Department of Health, PT Freeport-Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) and Community Health Development.

In 2015 the Malaria Control teams


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