Category: Global Health
New York doctors Pina LoGiudice and Peter Bongiorno describe how foods have qualities that can trump many medicines—and for less money: “We have medicinal power from food choices.”
2011 Citizens Winner: Grainger and American Red Cross. Grainger’s CEO Jim Ryan explains the importance of the company’s award-winning partnership with the American Red Cross.
2011 Citizens Winner: Kraft. Leah Bradford of Kraft Foods, explains how the company’s health and sustainability policies and practices led to winning the prestigious Best Corporate Steward Award for 2011.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Kimberly‑Clark. “Every Little Bottom” — Giving diapers for families in need is the subject of Kimberly‑Clark’s recognition as a finalist for the BCLC’s Best Business Neighbor award. Jenny Lewis, foundation VP, explains.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Amway. Amway reached out to its vast global network to help improve the health of children across the world. Debb Kalmbach discusses how Amway, through a food additive, brings nutrients to children and families.
Omnihaler: The Inhaler to the Poor: Asthma is a severe global problem with very high morbidity and mortality rate, medication for which is very costly to avail for the poor. To ensure affordable asthma medication among the poor segment, Omnihaler, Inc., introduces an inexpensive inhaler in Bangladesh, prepared from dhatura, a locally abundant phytomedicinal plant.
Sanergy produces electricity and fertilizer through providing safe, affordable sanitation across the slums of Kenya. In these areas with no infrastructure and limited resources, we are pioneering a model providing sustainable sanitation services by combining low-cost technology developed at MIT with an innovative deployment strategy.