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Medtronic Responds to United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 20, 2011 - Following are statements from Herb Riband, Medtronic vice president of external affairs, and Dr. Jacob Gayle, vice president of Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs, on the outcomes of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (e.g. cardiovascular and lung disease, diabetes, cancer). Both Riband and Gayle attended the Sept.

Medtronic Releases 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update

“Innovating for a Better World” Reviews Company’s Economic, Social and Environmental Performance for Fiscal Year 2011
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 19, 2011 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) has released “Innovating for a Better World,” the company’s 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update. Issued as a complement to its comprehensive 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report, the online update provides key metrics and highlights of the company’s global economic, social and environmental performance during fiscal year 2011. 

Medtronic Pledges Action in Advance of UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

The World’s Leading Medical Technology Company Pledges Resources to Improve Healthcare Systems and Access to Therapies in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 15, 2011 - In a continued mission to reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and the Medtronic Foundation today announced a new commitment designed to improve healthcare systems and increase access to life-saving therapies.

Medtronic Names Jacob Gayle VP of Community Affairs, Medtronic Foundation

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 16, 2011 - Medtronic, Inc. announced today Dr. Jacob Gayle as vice president of the Medtronic Foundation and Medtronic community affairs. Gayle brings considerable global health experience to Medtronic, having served as deputy vice president of the Ford Foundation leading the Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS.  Prior to that role, he was employed for more than 16 years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Medtronic Foundation Grants Support Action on NCDs

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 Medtronic Answers United Nations’ Call for “International Commitment” to Non-Communicable Diseases 

Global Health Issues

Podcast series on the Noncommunicable Disease Health Challenge Facing the World
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 63% of global deaths in 2008 -- 36 million people. NCD deaths are projected to increase by 15% globally between 2010 and 2020 – to 44 million. In this podcast series, Medtronic executives discuss how collaboration between the public and private sector is key to alleviating this global issue.
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 63% of global deaths in 2008 -- 36 million people. NCD deaths are projected to increase by 15% globally between 2010 and 2020 – to 44 million. In this podcast series, Medtronic executives discuss how collaboration between the public and private sector is key to alleviating this global issue.

Medtronic Launches Global Employee Volunteerism Program in June

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Medical technology leader Medtronic, Inc. recently launched Project 6, the company's annual global employee volunteerism event. The program is on track to engage 4,000 employees from 36 countries in 180 community-based projects, ranging from collecting and packing food for the hungry to reading storybooks to preschoolers, cleaning local parks and wildlife areas, and building and repairing homes for those in need.

Medtronic employees in the Czech Republic (pictured) spent seven hours building pathways, cleaning forest areas and repairing a fence in the Krkonose National Park on June 9, 2011.

 

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide. Learn more at www.medtronic.com.

 

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Medical technology leader Medtronic, Inc. recently launched Project 6, the company's annual global employee volunteerism event. The program is on track to engage 4,000 employees from 36 countries in 180 community-based projects, ranging from collecting and packing food for the hungry to reading storybooks to preschoolers, cleaning local parks and wildlife areas, and building and repairing homes for those in need.

Medtronic employees in the Czech Republic (pictured) spent seven hours building pathways, cleaning forest areas and repairing a fence in the Krkonose National Park on June 9, 2011.

 

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide. Learn more at www.medtronic.com.

 

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Medtronic Responds to Twin Cities Tornado Relief Efforts

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – June 13, 2011 – Medtronic announced that the Medtronic Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross to support on-going disaster aid, cleanup and rebuilding efforts following the devastating tornados that struck north Minneapolis, Fridley and other metro communities.

Audio: Medtronic's Commitment to Noncommunicable Diseases

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 Medtronic takes a leadership role in addressing the global crisis of non-communicable diseases. 

 

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world.

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 Medtronic takes a leadership role in addressing the global crisis of non-communicable diseases. 

 

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world.

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Eighteen North Suburban High School Graduates Named 2011 Medtronic Scholars

Medtronic Foundation has committed more than $1 million in local scholarships.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – May 19, 2011 – The Medtronic Foundation announced that 18 students have been selected as 2011 Medtronic Scholars. Each will receive a four-year scholarship totaling $16,000, as well as support services to assist them in their collegiate studies.  Comprised of students representing nine Twin Cities’ north suburban high schools, the class of 2011 Medtronic Scholars will be honored at a May 2, 2011 celebration at Medtronic World Headquarters in Fridley.

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