Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio

Michael Bloomberg, Ray Dalio lead $70 million infusion into effort backed by Gates Foundation

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.

Dr. Margaret Chan & Michael Bloomberg: Political Will Needed to Win Fight Against Noncommunicable Diseases


Originally posted on WHO

Our modern way of life is a major cause of many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Initially lifestyle diseases of industrialized countries, they have long since reached developing countries and lead to serious consequences and tremendous costs for health care systems worldwide. Above all, the implementation of sustainable solutions calls for political action.

Getting Life-Saving Medicines . . . from a Drone

How global collaboration makes the impossible, possible.

Kevin Etter | UPS 

Moz Siddiqui | Gavi

The Rwandan government will soon use drones to deliver life-saving blood supplies and rabies vaccine to health workers in the western half of the East African country.

The effort is part of an innovative collaboration between Zipline, a California-based robotics company; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and UPS. The partnership could help save lives around the world.

From Weapon of War to Beacon of Hope

Drones will soon start delivering medical supplies to unreachable areas in Rwanda. It could spark the beginning of a revolution in technology and healthcare.

Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes 

UPS Creates Global Partnership with Zipline and Gavi to Transform Delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Life-Saving Vaccines with Drones

Rwanda Drone Network is Potential Model for Other Countries
Press Release

May 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS) today announced a partnership with Zipline, a California­-based robotics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to explore using drones to transform the way life-saving medicines like blood and vaccines are delivered across the world.

GSK Vaccines Chairman Moncef Slaoui selected to FORTUNE’S World’s Greatest Leaders List


Moncef Slaoui, Chairmman, GSK Vaccines, has been named to FORTUNE’s third annual list of “World’s Greatest Leaders.” Ranked at No. 29, Moncef is recognized for his groundbreaking work on Mosquirix™ Cervarix® and Synflorix® and the personal motivation behind his focus on under-researched diseases. 

Major League Baseball Players LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs Grocery Shop in Support of Live Below the Line Challenge

Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – In a video released today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Major Leaguers LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs of the Colorado Rockies are featured grocery shopping on a budget of $15.00 in support of the upcoming Live Below the Line challenge. 

To view the video, please click here.

Measles and the Multiplier Effect


Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the measles outbreak in the US has grown to 121 cases in 17 states, and 85% of those cases are likely linked to one traveler who became infected overseas and then visited an amusement park in California where it began to spread.

Measles is a highly contagious disease—more contagious than Ebola—that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This picture illustrates how fast measles can spread from one person.

VaxServe & Sanofi Pasteur Signature Corporate Citizenship Program Continues to Support Struggling Northeast Pennsylvania Families

More Than $83,000 Raised Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA, Employment Opportunity and Training Center, and Marley’s Mission
Press Release

SCRANTON, PA, September 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Tonight VaxServe, Sanofi Pasteur, and hundreds of community enthusiasts continued their commitment to assisting local children in need at the seventh annual Lackawanna County Community Fundraiser.

The “Jazzin’ It Up” initiative – held at POSH – raised more than $83,000 to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania, EOTC (Equal Opportunity Training Center) and Marley’s Mission -- three Lackawanna County organizations that assist children and families at risk  through educational, developmental and therapy programs.


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