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Donation of 450,000 Abbott Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Sleeping Sickness To Endemic Countries Will Galvanize Efforts Towards Eliminating the Disease

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The rapid tests will scale up testing for the potentially fatal disease across multiple Sub-Saharan African countries and accelerate progress towards elimination through programmes supported by FIND, WHO, partners and countries

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The rapid tests will scale up testing for the potentially fatal disease across multiple Sub-Saharan African countries and accelerate progress towards elimination through programmes supported by FIND, WHO, partners and countries

Novartis Renews WHO Medicine Donation Pledge With Aim of Ending Leprosy

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  • Novartis leprosy medicine donation program with WHO extended to 2025
  • Program has already treated over 7 million patients since 2000
  • New evidence from contact tracing and preventive treatment program shows route to accelerate elimination

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  • Novartis leprosy medicine donation program with WHO extended to 2025
  • Program has already treated over 7 million patients since 2000
  • New evidence from contact tracing and preventive treatment program shows route to accelerate elimination

Watch the Novartis Leprosy Youtube Video.

Access the Leprosy content on novartis.com.

Visit Novartis Global Health on Twitter and Linkedin.

WHO Confirms All $55.1 Million Announced at 'One World: Together At Home' Is Helping the World Fight COVID-19

The critical funding is helping provide PPE, deploy Emergency Medical Teams, and more.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially confirmed that it has received 100% of the $55.1 million in funding toward the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation,announced during the Global Citizen One World: Together At Home concert in April this year.

World Mask Week Aims to Inspire Global Movement to Wear Face Coverings in Public to Help Stem Exponential Spread of COVID-19

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Pandemic Action Network, WHO, Africa CDC, CDC and CDC Foundation, Facebook, Google, Global Citizen and 40+ partner organizations announced today the launch of World Mask Week from August 7-14, an effort to increase the use of face coverings in public across the globe.

Hundreds of Built Environment Experts Join Forces In Statement to WHO Urging Enhanced Guidance on Role of Buildings In Addressing COVID-19

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NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ --  More than 680 built environment experts from 51 countries have come together in a statement urging public health leaders to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices proven to help protect building occupants worldwide from the spread of COVID-19. 

Empowering US Schools to Defend Human Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom stated that, “All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.” The COVID-19 global pandemic impacts all sectors of society, to which human rights serve as the cornerstone.

IOC and WHO Strengthen Ties to Advocate Healthy Lifestyles

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IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

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IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

12 Resources for Nurses on the Frontlines of COVID-19

by Lynda Benton, Senior Director, Global Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson Nursing & HCP Strategy
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Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from nurses and leaders of national nurses organizations about the critical challenges nurses and other health workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 are facing, such as a dwindling inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE), a need for proper PPE training, concerns over nurse burnout and uncertainty about the nature of this virus. They’ve also expressed the need for credible, easy-to-access resources that can help equip nurses to overcome these challenges. 

"One World: Together at Home" Draws Global Audience of More Than 270 Million Viewers, and Counting, Across Television and Digital Platforms

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Global Broadcast Special in Support of Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Viewers Tune in From 175 Countries 

Significant International Markets Still to be Reported, Broadcast in China Airing This Week

Global Citizen Announced $127 Million In Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners to Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

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Global Broadcast Special in Support of Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Viewers Tune in From 175 Countries 

Significant International Markets Still to be Reported, Broadcast in China Airing This Week

Global Citizen Announced $127 Million In Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners to Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

Cox Keeps Communities Connected to Healthcare Information During COVID-19 Crisis

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ATLANTA, April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ — As part of its ongoing coronavirus relief efforts, Cox Communications has launched a program to help the communities it serves make sense of the significant amount of information available around the coronavirus pandemic and get streamlined access to emerging technologies, like telemedicine and health care apps, which support quick access to care.

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