Global malaria action plan launched to eradicate malaria by 2015

27 09 2008

“Malaria defeated the international community many years ago. We cannot allow this to happen again. A single global action plan for malaria control, that enjoys partnership-wide support, is a strong factor for success,” said Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the launch of the new Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP) in […]

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PepsiCo gives money toward UN water goals

26 09 2008

Two new grants totaling USD 7.6 million will help promote access to safe water in South Asia, mainly India, and Africa, the PepsiCo Foundation said on Friday. The PepsiCo Foundations’s donations to two organisations will help the United Nations reach its goal of halving the number of people lacking access to safe drinking water and […]

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Physician Payment Sunshine: Merck Joins the Act

26 09 2008

In a move to give the public more transparency around physician payments and grants Merck announced that starting in October 2008, Merck will be posting their grants (including CME, patient and Medical Specialty Society Grants) on their home page www.merck.com; in 2009 they will be disclosing payments to physicians who speak on their behalf; and […]

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Swiss Re and Oxfam America Launch Joint Risk Management Initiative for Farmers in Tigray, Ethiopia

26 09 2008

New York, NY. – September 26, 2008 — Swiss Re and Oxfam America have announced a joint Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2008 meeting in New York on 23 — 26 September. The collaboration is aimed at helping communities most vulnerable to climate variability and change. The project focuses on an […]

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Kelly Osbourne and International Health Groups Call for Improved Education on Choices and Usage of Contraception

25 09 2008

LONDON, September 26, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — – World Contraception Day 2008 Highlights Scale and Impact of Unplanned Pregnancy. Today, international sexual and reproductive health experts and successful recording artist and media personality Kelly Osbourne, call for more action to address the burgeoning problem of unplanned pregnancies and the subsequent level of abortions worldwide. […]

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PepsiCo Foundation Announces $4.1m Grant to WaterPartners’ WaterCredit Initiative in India

25 09 2008

PURCHASE (NEW YORK), UNITED STATES, September 25 – PepsiCo Foundation announced today two major new grants to WaterPartners and Safe Water Network programs to provide access to safe water and sanitation for individuals and communities in developing countries. The grants, totaling USD 7.6 million, are a component of the ongoing commitment by PepsiCo Foundation to […]

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Eli Lilly to disclose financial ties to doctors, a drug industry first

24 09 2008

The drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. plans to create a public database listing the names of physicians it pays for speaking engagements and consulting services, the company will announce Wednesday. The new policy puts Lilly at the forefront of the drug industry as the firm seeks to cement its reputation as a leader in […]

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Former Alcatel official sentenced in cellular contract bribe case

23 09 2008

A former Alcatel official has to pay a $261,500 fine and serve three years of supervised release for bribing Costa Rican officials to help Alcatel land a $149 million cellular network deal with a Costa Rican phone company. Image source: leblogfinance.com. > Continue. News selected by Covalence | Country: Costa Rica | Company: Alcatel-Lucent | […]

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Monsanto communications initiative highlights the need for sustainable approaches to agriculture

22 09 2008

ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Monsanto has launched a multifaceted communications initiative to raise awareness of the agricultural challenges facing the planet, including a need to double food production by 2050. The effort builds on the company’s pledge to work with other businesses, citizen groups and governments on needed changes to meet growing food production demand […]

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Reynolds American Recognized for Leadership in Corporate Sustainability

22 09 2008

Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has been recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability by being awarded membership in the 2008-2009 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North American), effective Sept. 22, 2008. In doing so, RAI becomes the only U.S. tobacco company and one of only 125 North American companies on the index. […]

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