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Novartis Announces Five Grant Recipients of Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (Xova) for Nonprofit Sustainable Eye Health Initiatives

Summary: 
  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions
Press Release
  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions

How Republic Services is Fighting Food Waste – and Hunger

Blog

Most people know Republic Services for the big blue trucks that collect trash throughout their neighborhood. But we don’t just deliver garbage to the local landfill, we also work to keep some things out – such as perfectly edible food.

Supermarkets and restaurants often are left with food that’s beyond the “sell by” date but is still safe for consumption. At the same time, hunger is at epidemic proportions in the U.S., affecting one in six Americans. 

So our team got to thinking . . . how could we help get that extra food to those in need? 

Astellas Oncology Announces C3 Prize® Celebrity Partnership and Category Winners

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Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Lend Expertise, Passion and Personal Cancer Experience to Inspire Fellow Entrepreneurs C3 Prize Category Winners will compete for the Grand Prize during a live event at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Press Release

Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Lend Expertise, Passion and Personal Cancer Experience to Inspire Fellow Entrepreneurs C3 Prize Category Winners will compete for the Grand Prize during a live event at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Why Everyone Should Care About Census 2020

by Jan Lee
Article

“Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only “four hundred” people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen – the census taker….” — O. Henry (1910)

Much has changed since the 1910 census when American author O. Henry penned those famous lines, but many misconceptions around the value of the U.S. census remain.

Book Excerpt: Waging Justice

A doctor’s journey to speak truth and be bold
Blog

From the devastating wildfires racing through northern California to the hurricanes that slammed into Puerto Rico and Texas to daily challenges to democracy, we are constantly reminded we are living in a time of major environmental, social, and geopolitical upheaval.

On 10th Anniversary of Aramark Building Community, Volunteers Return to Philadelphia Community Center Where It All Began

Aramark team volunteers at R.W. Brown Community Center to bring health and wellness education to preschoolers and community members
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Ten years after Aramark Building Community launched,  Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members returned to one of the sites where it started, volunteering their time at R.W. Brown Community Center to bring health and wellness education to preschoolers and community members.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Extends Partnership With Armed Services YMCA To Help End Childhood Hunger

$100,000 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support child development and food insecurity programs at two ASYMCA locations
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md.,  September 19, 2018 /3BLMedia/ — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today that it is extending its partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and providing a $100,000 grant to improve access to nutritious food to help end childhood hunger.  The organizations will continue to work together to support the military community by helping to reduce food insecurity among military families.  With the generosity of organizations like Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, ASYMCA can help stop military family hunger through programs and services supporting young, low-income mil

New Trends and Technologies in Foodservice: Keeping Consumers Safe

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Changing consumer trends can mean changes in your operation. If your operation is using new technology for placing orders, do you have a cleaning program in place for it? How does your food stay safe once it leaves your establishment for delivery? Consumers now hear more about food safety through social media and reality TV. Make sure your operation does not become something to “post about.”

Learn more about Food Safety Month

MSD Publishes 2017/2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

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MSD (tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE: MRK)) has issued its 2017/2018 Global Corporate Responsibility Report. The report reflects the company’s performance and progress in its four corporate responsibility priority areas of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability and Ethics & Transparency. 

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