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Holland America Line’s ms Veendam Receives Perfect Scores of 100 on United States Public Health and Health Canada Inspections

Veendam earns second consecutive perfect U.S.P.H score
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SEATTLE, June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Holland America Line’s ms Veendam earned its second consecutive perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ship also earned a perfect score of 100 on an inspection conducted by Health Canada.

Launching Our New Podcast Series “Follow the Data”


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Podcast fans and listeners on-the-go can download our new show: Follow the Data – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation.

Pfizer’s International Trachoma Initiative Seeks to Help Eliminate Trachoma

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The International Trachoma Initiative is a partnership co-founded by Pfizer in 1998 with the goal of eliminating trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness. As of this year, Pfizer, working as part of ITI, has distributed 500 million doses of an antibiotic used to treat the disease, and the Initiative has treated more than 100 million people suffering from trachoma.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, is Investing to Beat Malaria

PT Freeport Indonesia works to reduce incidences of malaria through a comprehensive public health program in Papua, Indonesia
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March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In its continued efforts to wipe out malaria and prevent the spread of the malaria disease by anopheles mosquitoes in the Mimika Regency in Papua, Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia, in conjunction with local institutions, conducts comprehensive treatment, early detection and preventive measures.

The Malaria Control Center is a parternship of the Department of Health, PT Freeport-Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) and Community Health Development.

In 2015 the Malaria Control teams

Aidadiva: U.S. Public Health Service Confirms the Highest Hygiene Standards On Board the AIDA Fleet

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In an unannounced inspection to determine compliance with the “Vessel Sanitation Program” standards, AIDAdiva received the best-possible score: 100 out of 100 possible points. The inspection was conducted on November 3, 2015, at the port of Baltimore by the United States Public Health Service (U.S.P.H.S.).

Bloomberg Philanthropies: “Ideas Camp”


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Bloomberg Philanthropies Delivers “Ideas Camp” for Hundreds of Municipal Leaders in Partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development 

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Cities and Climate Change in Canada

Canadian cities provide an excellent laboratory for demonstrations and pilot projects that can be developed and deployed nationwide.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Healthcare to Regions Inaccessible by Road


PT Freeport-Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) funds a floating healthcare clinic boat. The boat most recently arrived in the Timika Regency of Papua, Indonesia, on September 25 to provide health services in the coastal villages of Mimika.


The floating clinic provides medical services for remote and isolated regions of the Mimika coast in Papua, Indonesia.


SXSW Eco Announces Final Keynote and Full Conference Lineup

SXSW Eco®, a conference that celebrates the power of design, technology and business to drive global change announced their full conference lineup for the 2015 event

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Freeport-McMoRan’s Integrated Malaria Control Programs Reduce Disease Risk in Democratic Republic of Congo & Papua, Indonesia

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September 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan company, implements an integrated malaria control program in the communities surrounding its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect its workforce, as well as the community residing within the concession. This malaria control program is the first of its kind in the DRC. An indoor residual spraying program strives to reach all accessible households in the concession. In 2014 there was an 80 percent reduction in total workforce malaria incidence since the start of the program in 2008.


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