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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. 

Walmart Sparks a Multi-Stakeholder Effort to Fight Hunger in the U.S.

by Amy Brown
Article

This article series is sponsored by Walmart and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

There is strength in numbers, especially for a cause as important as fighting hunger among the more than 40 million Americans who are food insecure. That’s why Walmart has rallied its customers, suppliers, and 1.5 million associates at almost 5,000 U.S. stores to join in a campaign to fight hunger and spark change.

US$800,000 in Grants to Tackle Global Hunger Through Food Banking

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LONDON, March 27, 2019/3BL Media/ The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced today a total of US$800,000 in grants for food banking organizations across the globe through the Zero Hunger Food Bank Challenge. 

Whole Kids Foundation Invests $1.2M for 600 New Edible Gardens for Schools & Nonprofits Serving 450,000 Students

School Gardens Shown to Help Kids Make Healthier Food Choices, Learn Where Their Food Comes From & Become Veggie Curious
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 602 garden grants will be awarded to schools and school garden-support organizations to sustain edible education gardens. 

The $1.2 million investment will serve 457,021 students by providing $2,000 grants in 48 U.S. States and 9 Canadian provinces. School gardens provide hands-on experiential learning that ties into every common core subject from math to science to art. 

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release 2019 Healthiest Communities Rankings

Second annual list helps identify best practices and accelerate progress for community health across the country.
Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Douglas County, Colorado, is the healthiest community in America, according to the 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings by U.S. News & World Report, released today in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

CVS Health Fights Rise In E-Cigarette Use Among Young Adults With More Than $1 Million In New Giving To Advance Tobacco-Free Policies On College Campuses

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  • 82 colleges and universities receive grants from CVS Health Foundation, American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to help deliver a tobacco-free generation
  • Partnership has helped over 200 schools advocate for, adopt and implement tobacco-free campuses
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  • 82 colleges and universities receive grants from CVS Health Foundation, American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to help deliver a tobacco-free generation
  • Partnership has helped over 200 schools advocate for, adopt and implement tobacco-free campuses

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.

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