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Bloomberg School Receives $25M from Gates Foundation for Health Data

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, increasing the availability and use of data is a public health intervention in its own right. Mobile phone can be a simple yet powerful tool to collect such data through rapid-turnaround, nationally representative surveys that measure household well-being and health program performance.

Toyota And Net Impact Want Millennials To Help Solve Mobility Challenges Of The Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The number of people over 65 is set to double within 25 years, and, by 2035, more than 1.1 billion people will be above the age of 65.  This ageing brings with it many concerns, particularly with mobility, and demands more, other transport solutions to get people from one place to another than ever before. Innovation plays an integral part to helping build a future, where everyone can move more freely.

Business Ownership Can Help Narrow America’s Racial Wealth Gap: New Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Racial gaps in education, employment and wealth reflect the disproportionate representation of black and Latino families at the bottom of the income scale in Ame

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

U.S. Millennials More Committed To Sustainability: Cox Enterprises Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Millennial Generation, or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X—most researchers use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s for this group. There is a shared view that Millennials are more aware of society's many challenges than previous cohorts, are looking for a broader social purpose, and, in America, they are now the most populous generation.

Allstate Foundation “Purple Purse” Campaign Empowers Survivors of Domestic Violence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In America, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviour used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Sadly, in 98 percent of cases, victims will suffer from financial abuse, which means their abusers will deny them access to money and financial resources.

VEDC and JPMorgan Chase Empower African American-Owned Small Businesses

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There are 268,000 African American-owned small businesses in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, making them among the top cities for African American-owned small businesses.

Deloitte and Free The Slaves Fight To End Modern Day Slavery

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sadly, slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. This evil practice continues today in one form or another worldwide.

World Health Organisation’s Cancer Agency Warning: Red and Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), created a furore when it evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red and processed meat, placing cured and processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages alongside alcohol and cigarettes saying they do cause cancer.

China’s Cheap Steel Has High Cost to the Environment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Xi Jinping, China’s President visited Britain in the same week that Tata Steel announced job cuts at its U.K. steel plants. Global steel price is at its lowest level in more than a decade, so it is no surprise that the U.K.’s production is becoming economically unviable. China’s economic slowdown has caused a fall in their demand for steel of four percent last year.


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