Nearly a year ago, President Trump announced an aspirational goal in his State of the Union address: to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% within five years, and by at least 90% within 10 years. This goal is certainly ambitious – but it is not unreachable.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing Chicago barbers like Curtis Eskridge who, in partnership with The University of Illinois Cancer Center, a BMS Foundation grantee, promote cancer awareness and screenings for vulnerable populations by volunteering their shops as drop-off locations for patrons to submit colorectal cancer screening tests.
To help reduce maternal deaths and narrow disparities in the U.S., Merck for Mothers– Merck’s $500 million global health initiative – launched Safer Childbirth Cities. Through Safer Childbirth Cities, Merck for Mothers is providing funding support for projects in 10 cities across the country. The company recognized that if they did not put health equity at the front and center of their efforts in the U.S., they would not be able to help reverse the current maternal health trends.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 7, 2020, /3BL Media/ – International Paper’s new video “Fighting Period Poverty in Our Own Backyards” has been entered in the 2020 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Cancer is a worldwide problem. But in Africa, the disease poses a particularly complex set of challenges.
Many Africans consider cancer a death sentence and so don’t seek treatment for symptoms. Or they know they don’t have the money or adequate insurance coverage to pay for expensive care. Even those who do seek help may visit three or four doctors, who typically aren’t cancer specialists, before receiving an accurate diagnosis. These delays can be lethal.
The app features video solutions to help Community Health Workers educate themselves and counsel patients with tuberculosis.
DELHI, India - February 3, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm, through the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and Operation ASHA (OpASHA) announced their collaboration on the development of a mobile-enabled e-Counseling application to help Community Health Workers (CHWs) in India improve tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes.
By Douglas Brooks, Executive Director, Community Engagement at Gilead
Every now and then, I allow myself to revisit a time when I feared hearing the phone ring. That such an ordinary occurrence could induce deep emotion reflected the environment in which many of us resided. Knowing that the call could easily be the news of another friend having died or having been rushed to the hospital sometimes froze me in place.
By Diana Brainard, MD, Senior Vice President for HIV and Emerging Viruses at Gilead
When I was a medical student in the mid-1990s, the scope and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was devastating and there was little hope for long-term survival. During rotations at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I observed people living with HIV demonstrate courage, as well as numerous healthcare professionals providing compassionate care.
CEO Werner Baumann: “We want to help people in the affected regions quickly and effectively”
LEVERKUSEN, Germany, January 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bayer is donating medicines and additional financial aid worth a total of approximately EUR 1.5 million to support the population affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China. The donations will be made to the Chinese Red Cross, which is working together with the health authorities to coordinate the deployment of aid measures for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and containment of the coronavirus.
Company Leveraging its Global Network to Assist in Crisis
MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/— FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is committing transportation and logistics support to humanitarian relief agencies as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express is shipping more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief.