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Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur Neopenda Improves Newborn Health in Low-Resource Settings

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

Hallmark Partners with CVS to Promote Healthy Well-Being

How exclusive card collections are taking a stand against cancer
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Promoting the importance of improving one’s health was the impetus for two new exclusive card collections Hallmark Greetings created to be offered at CVS locations throughout the United States.

“CVS’ mission is to help people on their path to better health,” explained Steve Cashman, CVS national account sales director, Hallmark. “And the collection came about to support that need.”

Gilead Launches HepConnect Initiative to Reduce Hepatitis C Infections in Greater Appalachia

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  • Funding will Expand Testing, Harm Reduction Services and Healthcare Infrastructure in States with Highest Infection Rates
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Selected as Lead Grantee to Oversee 5-year Effort to Implement Proven Harm Reduction Strategies in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia
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  • Funding will Expand Testing, Harm Reduction Services and Healthcare Infrastructure in States with Highest Infection Rates
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Selected as Lead Grantee to Oversee 5-year Effort to Implement Proven Harm Reduction Strategies in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia

Ending the HIV Epidemic Requires Supporting Those Already Living With HIV

By Michael Adams & Amy Flood
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While the challenges continue to be daunting, there are numerous signs of progress in the fight to eradicate HIV by 2030.

Between 2012 and 2016, new infections in New York City decreased by 26 percent. In 2017, new infections in San Francisco fell to a record low of 221 in the city that was once known as ground zero for the AIDS epidemic. While we still have a long way to go, each of these headlines would have been unthinkable 24 years ago.

MetLife Denied Her Disability Claim For Trans Surgery. Then It Voluntarily Reversed Course

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Addis talked to the human resources representative at the grocery store where she worked at the time as cashier. She decided to apply for the disability coverage anyway, hoping a note from her doctor that explained why the surgery was medically necessary would sway the company. But two weeks after surgery, a denial letter arrived from MetLife, one of the nation's largest disability insurers.

Addis called GLAD, also known as GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, and attorney Ben Klein wrote to MetLife, expecting that his letter would be the first step on the road to a lawsuit.

Announcing the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award Recipients

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The 2019 Business for Peace Honourees who are delivering opportunities for women, minorities and diverse and disadvantaged groups

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is given to inspiring business leaders around the globe who have accomplished extraordinary things. The award honours ambassadors of businessworthy values, who are shaping society for the better.

A Simple Way to Clean Water

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The P&G water purification technology is an amazing innovation that quickly turns 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean and drinkable water.

Partnering on Zinc Deficiency—for Healthier People and Stronger Economies

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Every day, millions of children around the world do not get enough zinc in their diet. In fact, a 2012 study in China estimates that 35 percent of the population is at risk of zinc deficiency.  This presents a major health challenge, as zinc is crucial for healthy growth and brain development. Zinc also strengthens the immune system, which helps reduce the risk of dangerous infections. 

My Special Aflac Duck™ Comes to Arkansas Children's!

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A few Arkansas Children’s team members met with our local Aflac representative, Melanie Reynolds, and she gave a demonstration on the My Special Aflac Duck.  These interactive robotic ducks  are available complimentary to any of our patients that are undergoing cancer treatment. The duck provides companionship and acts as a toy, robot and medical device. The My Aflac Duck is a unique way to helps kids cope with the difficulties of undergoing treatment and elevates the patient experience.

VIDEO | Aflac Cancer Center: Ethan's Story

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Kids like Ethan are why Aflac has been a corporate ally for the childhood cancer community for 24 years. Through innovative research and helping provide peace of mind to patients and their families, Aflac’s commitment to helping find a cure for pediatric cancer holds strong. Every child deserves a lifetime.

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