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Handicap International and Sanofi -aventis develop a programme to fight diabetes in developing countries

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In 2006, Sanofi-Aventis launched pilot programs to help improve diabetes disease management in developing countries, in conjunction with the NGO Handicap International, Sante Diabete Mali and other local NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Vortex Engineering and Wizzit Bank announce new banking services for the rural poor

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Two companies have announced that they will be providing banking services to more than 30 million low-income people in India and South Africa by 2015 through their commitments to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that encourages private sector efforts to fight poverty.

Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing

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The Fairtrade Foundation UK and Fairtrade Mark Ireland are members of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) which joins Conservation International (CI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) as partners in the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing.

Fairtrade Cadbury Dairy Milk goes global as Canada, Australia and New Zealand take Fairtrade further into mainstream

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Cadbury extended its commitment to Fairtrade by confirming that three more markets had recieved Fairtrade certification for the flagship Cadbury Dairy Milk brand in 2010. This move in Canada, Australia and New Zealand brought the independent Fairtrade Mark into millions more homes in five of...

UK first as Cadbury Dairy Milk takes Fairtrade further into mainstream

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Cadbury Dairy Milk launched its new Fairtrade-certified chocolate bars, becoming the first mass market chocolate to gain certification from the Fairtrade Foundation.

African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP)

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The African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) is an initiative between the Government of Botswana (GOB), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Merck Company Foundation/Merck & Co., Inc. ACHAP supports the goals of the GOB to decrease HIV incidence by rapidly advancing HIV/AIDS...

Optical Express and Glasgow the Caring City working together to improve visual health in marginalized communities

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Glasgow the Caring City and Optical Express, one of the UK's leading opticians, have come together to form a unique partners which values visual health as a route out of poverty.

Unilever helps fight blindness in Nigeria

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Unilever is collaborating with Sightsavers International and the Sokoto State Ministry of Health to support trachoma control and prevention project in Nigeria.

World of Good Inc sells brand to eBay, wholesale division acquired by GreaterGood/Charity USA

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World of Good Inc., a social venture founded in 2005 that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, announced in March 2010 that eBay acquired its brand and related assets. World of Good Inc. also announced that GreaterGood/Charity USA acquired its wholesale...

TEDCOR fosters urban renewal in the local community

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Tedcor is an innovative and enterprising waste management company based in South Africa that offers integrated solutions for the collection, recovery and disposal of waste. Tedcor has been in the market for 12 years, working in close partnership with local communities to promote a clean healthy...