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Diabetes Screening in Kenya – ‘It Takes Only 5 Seconds’

For thousands of people living in Kenya, knowing if you have diabetes can take only five seconds. This is the message from a new campaign launched in Nairobi to encourage people to get their blood sugar levels checked.
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NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6, 2015 /3BL Media/– The Kenyan Ministry of Health, together with Novo Nordisk and the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre, launched a six-month diabetes awareness campaign in Nairobi to promote early diagnosis through screening, especially among low-income populations. The campaign’s message – ‘It takes only five seconds to get your blood sugar tested’ – is backed up with diabetes screening and education at public health care facilities and Faith Based Organisations in selected counties including Nairobi.

Empowering Women in Kenya’s Tea Sector: Adapting HERproject to the Smallholder Farm Context

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Smallholder farmers play an increasingly important role in global supply chains. They make up an estimated 90 percent of the world’s farmers and will be essential to meeting our growing global demands for food. Companies that work with smallholders have a business opportunity and an imperative to support the productivity and sustainable livelihoods of smallholders in their supply chain, thereby contributing to inclusive economic growth.

Wrigley Invests in $63 Million State-of-the-Art Factory in Kenya

Mars, Incorporated’s gum making subsidiary to build new plant in Africa
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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, has announced it will build a new $63 million dollar factory in Kenya. The new factory will help to create sustainable long-term growth in the region as part of Mars, Incorporated’s wider commitment to building its business in Africa. 

Bloomberg Pays It Forward

Through Genesis awards, former NY mayor grants “ideas that would measurably better people’s lives”
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SAP to Promote Job Creation and Drive Technology Innovation Through Investments in East African Entrepreneurs

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SAP NEWSBYTE — April 22, 2015  /3BL Media/ —  In alignment with the Skills for Africa initiative from SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), which promotes education to improve the problem of chronic youth unemployment and expand the IT workforce, SAP and Acumen today announced an investment in a program for social entrepreneurs in East Africa, designed to help the companies grow and scale.

In 'Frontier', Gavin Serkin Finds Investments at the Ends of the Earth

Frontier is a must-read for investors wanting to find out how valuation in emerging markets really works.” – Financial Times
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

World Water Day 2015: 10 years of Stirring Up Change and Transforming Lives with Clean Water

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March 22 is a special day for the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program – we celebrate World Water Day and the transformative impact that clean water has on children, their families and entire communities. We take a moment to thank our partners along with the individuals and organizations around the world working to provide and protect this essential and life-changing resource.

Accenture and Amref Health Africa to Improve Healthcare Services for Hundreds of Thousands Across Africa

Vodafone and its partners – Safaricom, Mezzanine and M-PESA Foundation – to expand mobile health training platform
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LONDON Mar. 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Amref Health Africa an additional grant of US$3 million to help the organization enhance and scale its mobile health training program to 3,000 community health workers in Kenya.

The Logistics of Relief

A UPSer Recalls Her Visit to Dadaab, the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
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Esther Ndichu | UPS 

From the air, Dadaab doesn’t appear — it slowly comes into focus. The huge empty expanse of red dust looks like a terracotta platter dotted with pepper. As you draw closer, the black specks grow and change color, and the bare platter fills, resembling a generous helping of githeri, the beans and maize dish that is a Kenyan staple.

Huggies Brand and "Malaria No More" Deliver Life-Saving Treatments in Kenya

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As one of the world’s largest baby care consumer product companies, Kimberly-Clark recognizes our responsibility to confront some of the biggest issues facing mothers all over the world.

Our Huggies brand in Kenya has partnered with the non-profit Malaria No More (MNM) to help eliminate Malaria and the needless death of children to a preventable disease. K-C's support allowed the recent delivery of 200,000 pediatric antimalarial treatments to Kenyans in need at the Kenya Power of One Treatment Event.

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