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Lenovo Commitment to COVID-19 Relief in India

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As India struggles with the latest, brutal wave of COVID-19, Lenovo is supporting employees, partners, customers and friends in their efforts to stay safe.

Lenovo has committed INR 80 million (approximately US$1 million) towards COVID-19 relief to meet India’s short-term and long-term requirements, via the Lenovo Foundation.

Of this funding, INR 50 million will be donated in the form of medical equipment consisting of oxygen concentrators, refillable oxygen cylinders, invasive ventilators and oximeters are being donated to hospitals where the need is high.

United and Abbott Partner to Make Return to U.S. "Worry Free" For International Travelers With Home-testing Kits

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Newly issued guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now accepts rapid, self-administered testing option that meet its criteria

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Newly issued guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now accepts rapid, self-administered testing option that meet its criteria

Novartis Reaches Milestone Delivery of 1 Billion Courses of Antimalarial Treatment

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  • Novartis has delivered 1 billion courses of antimalarial treatment, including 430 million pediatric treatments, largely at no profit since 1999
  • With other innovations, the Novartis artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) contributed to reduce malaria deaths by nearly half over the same timeframe1
  • Novartis continues to invest in research and development for next-generation antimalarials to combat the threat of artemisinin resistance
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  • Novartis has delivered 1 billion courses of antimalarial treatment, including 430 million pediatric treatments, largely at no profit since 1999
  • With other innovations, the Novartis artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) contributed to reduce malaria deaths by nearly half over the same timeframe1
  • Novartis continues to invest in research and development for next-generation antimalarials to combat the threat of artemisinin resistance

Entering the 'Golden Age' of Technology

Co-led by Medtronic Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha, a B20 task force begins global healthcare policy work ahead of a summit of world leaders in Italy
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An international task force co-led by Medtronic Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha recently convened a virtual dialogue between government and business leaders to discuss healthcare policy in advance of the G20 summit in October.

Alkermes Announces 2021 Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program to Support Innovative Programs Focused on People Affected by Addiction, Serious Mental Illness or Cancer

Competitive Grants Program Application Period to Begin on May 20, 2021
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DUBLIN, May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the company will begin accepting applications for its Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program beginning on May 20, 2021. Now in its fifth year, this competitive grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer.

Alkermes Celebrates Mental Health Month

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May is Mental Health Month! The COVID-19 pandemic has put mental health front and center. This month we encourage everyone to learn more, share resources, and consider how you can support those who are living with mental illness.

Empowering Educators to Transform Into Trauma-Informed Schools

Author: Stephanie A. Powell, a School Library Media Specialist at Green Level High School in the Wake County Public School System of North Carolina
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Today’s educators have one of the hardest jobs in the world. On any given day, they are asked to serve not only as teachers, but as coaches, artists, translators, and a host of other roles, as well.

Medtronic Receives “World Changing Idea” Recognition

Fast Company awards seek out ingenuity, impact, and passion to solve world problems
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Unprecedented pandemic response. First-of-its-kind heart technology. And innovation in reducing certain heart surgery-related infections. All of these Medtronic healthcare innovations are among the 2021 World Changing Ideas recognized on May 4, 2021 by Fast Company.

Chief Medical Officer of Maternal-Child Health Discusses Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal Care

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The mortality rate for expectant Black mothers in America is twice as high as white mothers, according to America’s Health Rankings data. This is one of the widest disparities in women’s health, according to the report, but there are many more.

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A Clear Sign That UK Retailers and Consumer Brands Are Serious About Inspiring Healthier Behaviours

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In 2019, members of The Consumer Goods Forum issued a clear call to action for retailers and manufacturers in the UK to come together to help tackle the UK’s growing range of public health issues on both diet and non-diet related issues. The Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK initiative was then born, with members agreeing on a series of in-store interventions across the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, which are home to 600,000 residents and over 200 grocery stores.

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