From Vision to Reality: Haiti’s Largest Public Sector Hospital Opens with Support from the GE Foundation: A Q&A with Hector E. Aguilar


The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the second deadliest earthquake of all time. With a magnitude of 7.0 Mw, 220,000 people were killed, and more than 250,000 homes were destroyed. In the earthquake’s aftermath, many Haitians desperately needed medical care. In December 2010, the GE Foundation made a $2 million commitment to help build a new public hospital that would be Haiti’s largest post-earthquake public health facility. Hector E. Aguilar, CEO of GE Central America & The Caribbean, discusses the GE Foundation’s role and the opening of the hospital.

Janssen Announces Intent Not to Enforce Patents for Darunavir in Resource-Limited Settings

Policy Aims to Support a Sustainable Supply of Medically Acceptable Generic Darunavir in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Least Developed Countries (LDC)
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November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced their intention not to enforce the patents they own and control on the antiretroviral (ARV) drug darunavir provided the darunavir product is medically acceptable and is used only in resource-limited settings.[1] This announcement is intended to assure generic manufacturers that they may manufacture high quality darunavir product used in SSA and the LDCs without a concern that Janssen will accuse these activities of infringing its darunavir patents.

World AIDS Day: Kenneth Cole Joins Group of CEOs to Call to End HIV Travel Restrictions

Global Leaders Oppose Policies as Discriminatory and Bad for Business
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NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - This World AIDS Day, Chief Executives from some of the world’s largest companies are calling for an end to travel restrictions for people living with HIV.

More than 40 CEOs have signed an unprecedented pledge urging the repeal of laws and policies in 45 countries that still deport, detain or deny entry to people solely because they are living with HIV.

Eliminating Pediatric AIDS

We’re working with partners to end new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive.

Approximately 900 children are newly infected with HIV every day, and nearly all of these children acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.  However, effective, inexpensive and safe medical interventions that prevent HIV transmission to infants and protect the health of their mothers are available, even in settings where resources are constrained.

Kenneth Cole Joins Companies Fighting to Lift Travel Restrictions for People Living with HIV

CEOs from the world’s leading companies call on 46 countries to repeal HIV-related travel restrictions
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(3BL Media) Washington - July 23, 2012 - Prominent CEOs from the world’s leading companies, including Levi Strauss & Co., The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Virgin Unite, called today on 46 countries to lift travel restrictions for HIV-positive people. 

More than 20 CEOs from leading companies have signed a pledge to oppose HIV-related restrictions on entry, stay and residence, saying such laws and policies are not only discriminatory, they are bad for business. 

This World AIDS Day Kenneth Cole Asks you to Join us in the Fight

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) December 1, 2011 - 

WHO: AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, MTV COME TOGETHER, MTV Staying Alive, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and SKYN Condoms by Lifestyles

A Fashion Ribbon With a Double Agenda: Kenneth Cole Reinterprets the AIDS Ribbon in Partnership With the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and amfAR

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) November 4, 2011 - Fashion designer and Chairman of amfAR, Kenneth Cole, has partnered with MTV Staying Alive Foundation and amfAR on the reinterpretation of the iconic AIDS ribbon.   Designed to commemorate the discovery of the virus 30 years ago, and to ignite a new wave of awareness about the pandemic with the next generation, the new AIDS ribbon, features a double loop, and symbolizes the coming together of individuals and the re-doubling of efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS. 

Leaving Footprints: Teaching Guatemalan Children About HIV and AIDS


Media Impact Communications Officer, Lindsey Wahlstrom, describes her experience at a community fair in San Juan Ostuncalco, Guatemala.  This fair was one of twelve fairs hosted by Asociacion Comunicares, with the support of Media Impact and the Guatemalan Ministry of Health.  At the community events, volunteers use games and interactive presentations to educate youth about the different aspects of HIV and AIDS - prevention, transmission, treatment and stigmas.  Before leaving, youth are invited to write a message or a draw a picture in the book "Dejando Huellas" or "Leaving Footprints." 

Soap Operas for Social Change: The Intruder in Photos

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 13, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Asociacion Comunicares have spent the last three years collaborating to improve the lives of Guatemalan youth.  With training and mentoring from Media Impact, the Asociacion Comunicares team and partners have produced more than 35 episodes of a radio drama titled "El Intruso/The Intruder" to address the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Central American nation. 


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