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Mar

8

March 8, 2013

Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

On International Women's Day, we reflect on our work in women's empowerment, including HERproject and HERfinance.

#Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

12

December 12, 2012

Healthcare: Is Collaboration the Way Forward for the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Is Collaboration the Way Forward for the Pharmaceutical Industry?

While working nearly a decade for a pharmaceutical think tank, I witnessed how great things can be accomplished when the barriers of competition fall. In my experience, collectively finding solutions not only generates recommendations, guidelines and best practices, it also fosters new models and pushes entire sectors towards faster progress. And today, faster progress is what we need to deliver safer, more affordable, and more effective medicine to larger populations.

#Healthcare #Healthcare Working Group #Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative

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Dec

1

December 1, 2012

To Make HIV/AIDS Education More Effective, Start with Empowerment

While in Kenya this month, I sat in on a HERproject training on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for future peer health educators. BSR’s HERproject uses a peer-to-peer training methodology to reach women working in factories and farms in Asia and Africa—to date, we’ve reached more than 200,000 women across eight countries.

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

4

September 4, 2012

Why Health Care Needs a New Business Model

In many ways, the health care industry has been able to address the world's health needs while also making a profit. But this win-win does not apply for certain types of diseases or for certain markets. Is it time for the industry to reconsider its business model?

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Aug

20

August 20, 2012

The Not So Sweet Truth: Corporate Responsibility and the Obesity Epidemic

From the “Oreo Cookie lawsuit” over trans-fat to the ban on Happy Meals in San Francisco to the tax on saturated fat in Denmark, the message is that corporate responsibility, when it comes to health and wellness, doesn’t exist and that only with the help of disincentives (in the form of regulations) are we going to help consumers make healthier choices.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Healthcare

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Aug

14

August 14, 2012

The Case for the Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals

The misuse and overuse of antibiotics in the meat industry is contributing to the growth of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria—an issue that is affecting the buying decisions of a growing number of consumers. How should the industry address the issue?

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Healthcare

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Jul

11

July 11, 2012

Adding a ‘His’ to HERproject

Over the past five years, BSR’s HERproject has reached nearly 120,000 women around the world, equipping them with powerful health knowledge to improve their own lives as well as the lives of their families and communities. And although this impact is quite significant, we’re frequently asked: "What about the men? Wouldn’t they benefit from increased health knowledge and awareness too?"

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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May

1

May 1, 2012

Health Care’s New Definition of ‘Do No Harm’

Health Care Without Harm's Gary Cohen talks about the opportunity for pharmaceutical and medical device companies to address environmental issues in their value chain and reframe the debate on climate change.

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Oct

26

October 26, 2011

Is the Health Care Industry Really Failing at CSR?

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Oct

17

October 17, 2011

The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Sustainable Supply Chain

#Healthcare #Supply Chain

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