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Nigeria GM Leads Effort to Support Mothers and Girls

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When Vani Malik joined Kimberly-Clark as the general manager for our Nigeria operations last summer, she didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop her from accelerating Kimberly-Clark’s efforts to tackle major obstacles that mothers and girls face in Nigeria.

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and most populated country, with one of the highest birth rates in the world – more than 6 million babies are born every year. Kimberly-Clark has invested $100 million to date in this strategic market, including a new diaper manufacturing facility that will open this year.

New Answers for Chronic Disease in Crisis Settings

Chronic disease is often overlooked following disaster and conflict. A unique partnership between CARE, Abbott and the Abbott Fund is finding innovative answers.
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Jaslia Abbas lived with her husband in the Philippine city of Marawi for years, raising their five children and helping others as a midwife. Then in 2017, the siege of Marawi began. The armed conflict between government forces and militant groups lasted for five months – and changed Jaslia's life forever.

CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19

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March 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition has published a case studies booklet highlighting the actions of member 51 companies and organisations to assist vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19.

Progress, Promise and a Path Forward: A Look Inside Takeda's Wave 1 Pipeline

By Ramona Sequeira
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Like so many, I am cautiously optimistic that finally, with the availability of at least two COVID-19 vaccines, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The collaboration we saw within the biopharmaceutical industry and with US agencies such as the FDA and NIH to develop and authorize multiple treatments and two vaccines in just one year has demonstrated the potential and marvel of medical science. Under the new administration, I am confident that manufacturers and public officials will work together with urgency to get the vaccine to every citizen who wishes to receive it.

T‑Mobile Brings Ultra Capacity 5G to Miami U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital

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What’s the news: T-Mobile has deployed its super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G in and around the Miami VA Healthcare System — another milestone in its long-standing partnership with the VA to expand healthcare access to Veterans.

Why it matters: The future of healthcare is now! With 5G speeds, medical teams can improve critical telehealth services and provide more efficient care across the facility with instant wireless access to large amounts of patient information.

Who it’s for: Medical staff and veterans served by the VA.

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What’s the news: T-Mobile has deployed its super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G in and around the Miami VA Healthcare System — another milestone in its long-standing partnership with the VA to expand healthcare access to Veterans.

Why it matters: The future of healthcare is now! With 5G speeds, medical teams can improve critical telehealth services and provide more efficient care across the facility with instant wireless access to large amounts of patient information.

Who it’s for: Medical staff and veterans served by the VA.

Bristol Myers Squibb Donates $11 Million to Advance Health Equity

Delivering on commitments announced in 2020, BMS donates funds to 56 nonprofits serving medically underserved populations across the U.S.
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PRINCETON, N.J., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced it has donated a total of $11 million to 56 nonprofit organizations focused on advancing health equity in the United States. These organizations will deliver programs to improve access to high-quality care as well as increase disease awareness and education in racially and ethnically diverse and medically underserved communities, and to improve diversity in clinical research.

A Refocus On The Issues Of Health & Protection

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By Wendy Herdon

According to the 2020 Aflac Health Care Issues Survey, COVID-19 affected 16% of families with children under 18 in the household — and of these, 75% said they or a member of their household required hospitalization for the coronavirus. Hospitalization due to COVID-19 can be costly. A single symptomatic COVID-19 case could incur a median direct medical cost of $3,045 during the course of the infection, according to Health Affairs.

Health Equity at Alexion

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As a leader in rare disease, it is our responsibility to lead critical conversations with stakeholders and other members of the rare disease community. Health equity is one of those conversations.

Dignity Health's Southwest Division Partners with the LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations to the Underserved Communities of Los Angeles

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Dignity Health, the LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park have joined efforts to accelerate the process of vaccinating vulnerable and underserved populations in Los Angeles that don’t normally have consistent access to healthcare. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Germany Colleague Joins the COVID-19 Fight

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Munich, Germany, people from all over the world gathered at the Theresienwiese for the world famous Oktoberfest. Today, the massive tent for the crowds is there for another purpose – COVID testing. And that is where BMS Germany’s Florian Gilg, medical advisor, Oncology, has been volunteering his services as a physician since late last summer.

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