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Private Sector Harnessing Power of Digital Innovation to Overcome Development Challenges and Improve Lives

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

To Create a Functional Healthcare System in Kenya, We Don’t Need Tech Disruption

Kenya’s fragmented healthcare system needs to be made more functional and future-looking
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By Melissa Menke, Access Afya CEO

In the US, we hear a lot about how technology is disrupting inefficient, entrenched systems. Usually, this conjures up images of mature, large businesses being taken by surprise by new, agile startups.

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Using Tech-based Solutions to Tackle Global Poverty

Social entrepreneur Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization, argues that digital technology can be used to create opportunities for the world’s poorest populations, but a joined-up approach from stakeholders is needed
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The challenge of ending poverty for the world’s 3.7 billion poor is larger than any one entity can solve. Crucially, this task also presents a market opportunity so large that there is more than enough work for all active stakeholders to engage in. More than ever before, digital technology is making these opportunities easier to harness.

Better Health, Stronger Communities

Healthcare company Glovax joins Business Call to Action by expanding access to vaccinations in the Philippines
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QUEZON CITY, Philippines, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Glovax Biotech Corp., an integrated distributor and retailer of vaccines in the Philippines, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 40 million vaccine doses to the country’s medium- and low-income communities by 2020, reducing the cost of vaccinations by 75 percent and preventing countless disease outbreaks.

Clean Water for Life

Pharmagen Healthcare Limited joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide low-income city dwellers in Pakistan with affordable, safe drinking water
Press Release

Lahore, Pakistan, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pharmagen Healthcare Limited has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a pledge to provide 112,000 urban poor people in Pakistan with affordable purified drinking water each day by 2020 – reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases among the country’s most vulnerable populations.   

Keeping Up with Demand Benefits Farmers in Africa

Olivado Group joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate smallholder farmers into its fresh avocado and edible oil value chain
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Nairobi, February 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Social enterprise Olivado Group, a major supplier of avocado and other edible oils, has recently joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to purchase avocados and other produce from 2,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 while providing them with training and support. This initiative is expected to increase each farming family’s income by an average of US$200.   

A Passion for Continuous Innovation

MicroEnsure renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action with a pledge to serve 5 million new customers by 2020.
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London, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UK-based microinsurance specialist MicroEnsure, a member of the Business Call to Action (BCtA) since 2012, has made an ambitious new pledge to insure 5 million additional low-income customers while producing three groundbreaking, scalable  new products by 2020.

Building Affordable Homes to Empower Communities

¡Echale! a Tu Casa renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action by expanding into six new regions in Mexico
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Mexico City, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Affordable home builder and Business Call to Action (BctA) member ¡Échale! a Tu Casa has made an ambitious new pledge to provide 12,500 new low-income clients with access to sustainable housing solutions and financing in Mexico by 2022.

A Caring Approach to Business

Square Toiletries Limited joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to support women’s health and strengthen the knowledge of its employees in Bangladesh
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Dhaka, Bangladesh January  25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Square Toiletries Limited (STL) has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to provide affordable menstrual hygiene solutions to women employees at 300 factories by 2020. With this commitment, STL aims to improve the health, well-being and social and economic participation of 240,000 women while increasing factories’ productivity and reducing absenteeism by at least 30 percent.

Empowering Working Families to Build Better Lives

iCare Benefits joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to provide workers with access to essential items while eliminating informal lending
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Singapore, January 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Employee-benefit programme iCare Benefits has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide 80 million workers worldwide with access to essential products and services by 2020. By 2019, the company aims to enable access to free education for over 32 million workers and their families through its online platform.

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