Tag «Supports»

Major New Study Supports Current Levels of Salt Consumption

Naples, FL—The current issue of The Lancet, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals, features a new study from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. The study shows that for the vast majority of people there is no health benefit from a low salt diet and …

IFAD supports G20 initiatives to promote land management and rural youth employment

Rome, 26 July 2018 – Ahead of his address to the Group of Twenty (G20) Ministers of Agriculture Meeting this week, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), offered the institution’s full support for efforts to increase the sustainable production of nutritious foods. “Sustainably feeding a growing population …

Indian flyers welcome breast cancer awareness campaign; Supports IndiGo-GE Healthcare joint initiative

  National, October 26, 2017: Close to 1.25 lakh people who fly IndiGo every day are coming in support of the “breast cancer awareness campaign” initiated by two of the country’s well-established corporates: GE Healthcare and IndiGo.  #BEPROACTIVE – a nationwide awareness campaign kick started on 20 October 2017 with an aim to ensure more …

Bill Gate supports Tanzania’s financial inclusion agenda

This week, Bill Gate was in Dar es Salaam to support Tanzania’s financial inclusion agenda, among other BMGF projects. Joining leaders from government, financial service providers, mobile network operators and digital financial service providers, he took part in roundtable discussions to explore the potential contribution of digital financial services in improving livelihoods and enterprise productivity …

Marriott International supports Asia’s female leaders of the future


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Marriott International pledges to support a total of 100 students at the Asian University for Women over two years by providing mentorships, internships, fundraising scholarship and jobs HONG KONG, 12 June 2017 – As part of its global commitment to develop and empower future women leaders, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced a partnership to …

SMA Supports President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

Washington, D.C.  – Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commended President Trump for signing the executive order to “Buy American and Hire American”. The executive order will help maximize the use of domestically produced steel in federally funded infrastructure projects. This will also help minimize waivers and exceptions to Buy American …

The African Water Facility Supports Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods in Inhambane and Chimoio

Maputo, Mozambique, March 9, 2017 – The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the African Water Facility (AWF) has entered into a grant agreement for a feasibility study on Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The grant agreement was signed on January 27, 2017 by the Minister of Economy …

African Development Bank supports Zimbabwe’s State enterprise reforms with USD 4.061 million

Harare, Zimbabwe, March 2, 2017 – On February 28, 2017, Bank Group Director General (DG), Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, Tonia Kandiero, and Zimbabwe’s Finance and Economic Development Minister, P.A. Chinamasa, signed a grant agreement on the Institutional support for State enterprise reform and delivery project (ISERDP) for a total amount of …

WHO supports proposed sugar-sweetened beverages tax in South Africa

The World Health Organization supports the consideration of Government of South Africa of introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) to help reduce excessive sugar intake.  This is one of interventions proposed in the Strategy for the prevention and control of obesity in South Africa 2015-2020. WHO has supported introduction of such taxes since …