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Astellas Oncology Announces Grand Prize Winner of C3 Prize® at Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress

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  • Three innovators working to change cancer care awarded a combined $100,000 in grants following live pitch to a panel of judges that included celebrity entrepreneur Bill Rancic.
     
  • Winning idea aims to change the way Nigerians learn and talk about breast cancer
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  • Three innovators working to change cancer care awarded a combined $100,000 in grants following live pitch to a panel of judges that included celebrity entrepreneur Bill Rancic.
     
  • Winning idea aims to change the way Nigerians learn and talk about breast cancer

Free Online Courses Change the Lives of Tunisian and Nigerian Entrepreneurs

In North Africa, HP LIFE jump-starts new business leaders with digital training and one-on-one local support.
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Zina Ouled Si Ali didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. But given Tunisia’s 40 percent youth unemployment rate, starting a business is something many young Tunisians consider since it’s often the best way for them to control their fate. So after building her digital design skills at communications and graphic-design firms, Zina decided to take the plunge.

For the First Time, Technology in the Classroom is Accessible in Nigeria, with the Help of Schneider Electric and Solar Power

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Today, about 1.1 billion people in the world live without electricity. Another billion have unreliable power and 2.8 billion people use coal, wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and cleaning. Today, Schneider Electric is transforming the lives of millions of people in Nigeria by partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electricity Board to provide sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and clinics.

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Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth Join Forces to Build African Business Coalition for Health

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NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Aliko Dangote today announced that the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership in Africa.

Major Stakeholders Co-Create Unifying Strategy to Address Post-Harvest Loss in Nigeria

PYXERA Global Convenes 22 Local and International Stakeholders in the Nigerian Tomato Value Chain
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WASHINGTON D.C., January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major stakeholders in the Nigerian tomato value chain came together from across the globe for the first-ever YieldWise Partner Planning Session last month. YieldWise, a $130 million dollar initiative launched in 2016 by The Rockefeller Foundation, seeks to demonstrate how the world can halve food loss by 2030, one of the UN’s Global Goals.

Financial Services for All

Paga joins the Business Call to Action by empowering local entrepreneurs to provide payments and digital financial services to Nigerians
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Lagos, Nigeria, November 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nigeria-based Paga has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to expand its network of local entrepreneur agents to 40,000 across the country in order to serve 22 million customers by 2018. By that same year, the company aims to extend its savings and credit products to 5 million people across Nigeria.

Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio

Michael Bloomberg, Ray Dalio lead $70 million infusion into effort backed by Gates Foundation
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Originally posted on Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases.

Giving Around the Globe is Out – and Meet the Global Exchange

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Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about top issues from each region including:

Global Study Finds Corporate Societal Engagement Increasing Internationally, with Majority of Companies Utilizing Global Volunteerism

Release of New Report Paired with Launch of the Global Exchange, an Initiative led by CECP to Unite Like-Minded Organizations
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NEW YORK, September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A leading study shows a sharp increase in corporate societal engagement across borders in Africa and Asia, and the continuation of a high-level of international corporate societal investment in Europe. Giving Around the Globe, released by CECP, the CEO Force for Good, is the result of a comprehensive analysis of data from over 120 large companies headquartered in 20 countries across the world.

Diabetes Campaign Launched in Nigeria to Promote Early Diagnosis

Over the course of the next three months, Novo Nordisk will screen more than 42,000 Nigerians for diabetes.
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LAGOS, Nigeria, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, an extensive awareness campaign was launched in Lagos, Nigeria, to promote early diagnosis of diabetes through screening, especially among low inlow-incomeations.

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