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Global Business Coalition awards nine companies for efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

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6 June 2008

Global Business Coalition To Award Nine Companies for Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Author: Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report [USA]

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…award[s] nine companies for their efforts to fight the three diseases among employees…[Awardees include]…The South African company Xstrata Coal…for…improv[ing] HIV services at clinics in communities where the company operates…The Standard Bank…for its HIV/AIDS program…Telkom…for its efforts to promote HIV testing and counseling among employees and their families…Becton, Dickinson and Company for its efforts to improve access to TB diagnostic equipment in developing countries…Exxon Mobil…for committing $45 million to malaria research, and community disease control and advocacy…Viacom for HIV/AIDS leadership, Johnson & Johnson for its work with the mothers2mothers program, BBC World Service Trust for its HIV/AIDS media campaign in India and the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo for its community project in Malawi…

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4 June 2008

Amid International Calls for Business Help in Fighting Pandemics, Global Honors Point the Way Forward

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

The HIV/AIDS winners include Viacom (leadership); Standard Bank (workplace); Telkom, (testing and counseling); Intesa Sanpaolo (community philanthropy); BBC World Service Trust (core competence); Xstrata Coal South Africa (community initiative); Johnson & Johnson (women & girls). BD receives the tuberculosis award and Exxon Mobil Corporation receives the malaria award.

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