Over the past 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases to center stage. For Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Dr. Sharon Lewin, Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, the pandemic offers an opportunity for the global health community to review its approach to HIV prevention and treatment and to plot a stronger course going forward.
by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL
Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all industries to some degree over the past year. With offices shut down, and some workforces working remotely, many offices have been left vacant. At the beginning of the pandemic, food and beverage and consumer goods manufacturing facilities were temporarily shut down or production was significantly reduced. Restaurants and retail facilities were closed or transitioned to online ordering and pick-up. Only critically essential services and operations managed to stay open.
Representatives from Subaru of America, Inc. presented “thank you” care bundles to support departments at Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for their outstanding efforts during the pandemic.
Nearly 950 team members in the Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition, Transport, Security and Maintenance departments, along with staff members at MD Anderson at Cooper, received a care package containing numerous gift cards to local retail stores and restaurants as well as transportation vouchers.
On June 17, 2021, Antea Group lead a virtual peer collaboration event for clients and contacts within the Consumer and Industrial Goods (CIG) industry. The call’s agenda was focused on providing clarification and insights on how companies exist in the workplace as we continue to move forward in the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 made access to education a challenge for many communities around the world. In the spirit of turning challenges into opportunities, the Cummins Technical Education for Communities (TEC) program continued to deliver on its goal of transforming lives through technical education amidst the significant challenges presented during the pandemic.
Senam Akyea, a high school student in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, knew this wouldn’t be a typical school year. Throughout the uncertainty of the pandemic and following the civil unrest from last summer, she knows her peers are feeling stress and anxiety.
“A big thing that’s going on right now is the mental health crisis among high school students and the collective trauma that we’ve all experienced. I think a lot of students are struggling with that."