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Allied Against Cancer: Leveraging Technology and Multi-Sector Collaboration to Help Improve the Quality of Cancer Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Dr. Solomon Assefa
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Scientists in Africa have co-led the development of new tools to help oncologists in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Since the mid-1980s, infectious diseases, HIV and AIDS have been the main focus of health initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. But with more than 800,000 new cancer cases each year in the region, and an incidence rate that’s projected to double by 2040, we must help address this growing epidemic.

What Learning Should Be: Skillsbuild Creates a Path for Lifelong Learning Journey

By Lisa Neddam
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Change is the one constant. Our learning tools must keep up with, even anticipate what learners need. Consider, “By 2030, as many as 375 million workers globally will have to master fresh skills as their current jobs evolve alongside the rise of automation and AI-capable machines.”

IBMers Build STEM Skills in One of Latin America's Fastest Growing Tech Economies

By Selma Pacheco Jimenez
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Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking economy in Latin America and has one of the region’s fastest growing tech industries. More than one-third of our population is under 25 years old, and we graduate over 120,000 engineers a year. VC activity is strong, with an increase of 61% in the number of deals over 2017.

Human Traffickers on Notice as IBM Activates AI Crime Fighting Tool

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IBM has activated the Traffik Analysis Hub (TA Hub), used by public, private, and not-for-profit organizations as they collaborate to disrupt human trafficking. TA Hub, which uses IBM AI and IBM public cloud, was developed on a pro bono basis and features technology donated by IBM. The system enables authorized organizations, such as financial service companies, NGOs, and law enforcement agencies, to collaborate on a continuous basis.

A Day of Celebration, a Year of Social Impact

By Mercedes Escala
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Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, [volunteers] tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty…Volunteering [is] a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk. – 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report,  UN Volunteers

 
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Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, [volunteers] tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty…Volunteering [is] a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk. – 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report,  UN Volunteers

 

How IBM Technology Improves Access to High-Quality Healthcare Worldwide

Our social responsibility work mirrors our business — innovation, expertise and a dedication to the success of organizations that build stronger communities.
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Accurate, relevant and timely information is a vital resource for healthcare professionals, whether for treating patients or managing resources to support wider populations. IBM works with a range of nonprofit, academic and government entities to explore how information technology can help improve access to high-quality healthcare worldwide.

Applying Technology to Disaster Response and Resiliency

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The technology and expertise IBM applies to clients’ operations can, and should, also assist organizations that prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. That’s the basis of our disaster response efforts — marshaling capabilities throughout IBM more than 80 times since 2001 to help humanitarian organizations and governments be more effective.

How IBM Is Investing in STEM Education and Skills

Our social responsibility work mirrors our business — innovation, expertise and a dedication to the success of organizations that build stronger communities.
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AI and intelligent automation could lead to 120 million workers in need of new skills over the next few years, according to recent IBM research. At the same time, new collar opportunities are growing and many IT skills are in high demand — cybersecurity could have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, for example. Our initiatives are intended to help address these challenges by promoting STEM skills to kids, supporting new collar skills education, and collaborating to create new paths into the tech workforce.

Building on Our Inclusive Heritage: How IBM Advocates for Diversity

We are dedicated to the success of all IBMers worldwide, through an inclusive workplace experience that supports their growth and well-being.
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Diversity of thought, experience and personal identity among IBMers improves our company’s innovation, agility, performance and engagement. This principle drives our efforts to have all IBMers feel safe and confident being their full selves at work — and to advocate for inclusion outside our company.

Making Tech for Good: Project OWL

The winner of the first Call for Code Global Challenge keeps people connected after disasters.
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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with enormous force in 2017, killing thousands of citizens and leaving ruined infrastructure across the island. According to Nazario Lugo, president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Emergency Managers, one of the biggest crises in the storm’s wake was communication. Telephone service was down; the island depended on one working radio station and a lot of improvisation.

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