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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.

Sanofi-aventis helps NGO to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in China

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After the WenChuan Earthquake in May 2008, Sanofi-Aventis was among the first companies to donate 15 million RMB (1 million euros) to China’s Ministry of Health, as well as medicines valued at 500,000 RMB to local Sichuan Ministry of Health.

New fund launched in Vietnam for business projects that benefit the poor

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The Vietnam Challenge Fund (VNCF) Project is supported and financed by the Ford Foundation and is managed by the Enterprise Development Foundation (Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry). VNCF provides non-refundable grants to enterprises to finance parts of their innovative projects in order to...

IBLF launches anti-corruption programme in India

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With a two-decade track record of running pioneering anti-corruption programmes for companies in Russia, UK, China and Vietnam, IBLF has launched a programme in India - "Business Standards for Smart Growth" - to help companies curb corruption. The programme has a steering group of senior executives...

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.

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...

The Centre for Self-Help Development: A Nepalese Microfinance Success Story

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Microfinance programs are helping reduce both urban and rural poverty across Nepal in what amounts to a micro-finance revolution.

Eastman Kodak and The Nature Conservancy partner on an innovative program to learn about local needs in China

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Since 2001, Eastman Kodak has partnered with The Nature Conservancy on an innovative program that provides cameras and film to remote villagers in order to learn about local needs in southwestern China. Called Photovoice, the project is an integral part of The Nature Conservancy's effort with local...

Tojiksodirotbonk, Tajikistan's third-largest bank lends a hand to cotton farmers

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The agricultural sector in Tajikistan – the cotton sector in particular – is the largest employer and a critical part of the country’s economy. However, its development has been hindered by outdated agribusiness management skills, poor sector organization, and limited access to financial services.

Legal cell in university campus to give free aid

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NOIDA: For the first time in the country, a legal cell has been established within the premises of a university that will provide free legal aid to people from the weaker sections of society.