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Mobile Telesystems (MTS) helps to improve health in Belarus

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MobileTeleSystems (MTS), the largest cell phone provider in Belarus, provides telecommunication services to hospitals, while also improving the health care of the poor.

Air Terminal Gifts and Catholic Community Services provide donations and employment opportunities for refugees

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Catholic Community Services (CCS) has, for decades, helped hundreds of refugees start new lives in Utah. Air Terminal Gifts has donated $12,000 to the CCS refugee resettlement program. Both companies work in partnership, employing refugees and trying to recognise and respond to their immediate...

Partnerships bring fuel services to northern Mozambique medical clinics

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In a country with 500 doctors for almost 20 million people, initiatives that can expand the reach of health services to rural people are in critical demand but in short supply. In northern Mozambique, the big challenge for health clinics is the lack of reliable fuel to light medical operations and...

Vodafone and Safaricom Kenya: Extending the Range and Reliability of Financial Services to the Poor in Rural Kenya

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Kenya has fewer than 2 million bank accounts serving 32 million people. To bridge the gap, Safaricom Kenya, one of two mobile service providers in Kenya, developed a technological solution in partnership with Vodafone. The result was MPESA, an electronic money transfer product to make financial...

Strategic partnerships improve child health in Mali

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Pésinet, devised in 2002 by Brussels-based Afrique Initiatives, is an early warning method for monitoring the health conditions of children from low-income families. Its concept is simple: mothers subscribe to Pésinet’s services for a nominal fee, and in return a local Pésinet representative weighs...

Parternships in Belarus providing affordable Health Care to the Poor

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Cardiovascular diseases are common among the population of Belarus. Belarus lacks quick cardiac diagnostic and treatment services in many remote areas outside of major cities. Telemedicine offers a solution to this problem by connecting a doctor in a local hospital with a cardiac specialist in a...

Sanofi-aventis and WHO partner to fight sleeping sickness in Africa

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Sanofi-aventis, the largest pharmaceutical company in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world, began a partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2001 to fight sleeping sickness and other neglected diseases affecting the world’s poorest people.

ECVM donates PVC pipes for waste water project in Pemba, Zanzibar

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ECVM, in partnership with Dutch NGO Agua4All, has donated PVC pipes and technical expertise for a new waste water system on Pemba Island in Zanzibar.

11 Indian law firms ponder ‘long overdue’ pro bono start with new UK tech NGO

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Eleven law firms, including six of India’s largest, Ashoka and the UK’s former attorney general Lord Peter Goldsmith QC have discussed how to develop a pro bono culture in Indian law firms as i-Probono, a UK not-for-profit and online portal seeking to connect lawyers to social sector projects, will...

Line-up of top UK law firms pitch in with pro bono help for riot-hit businesses

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Linklaters, Eversheds and DLA Piper are among a raft of top 20 UK law firms to have offered pro bono legal support to victims of the London riots.