Health and Wellness
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In August 2016, Louisiana was devastated by catastrophic flooding. Greenbrier Elementary School in Baton Rouge was severely damaged and had to close for the entire school year.
Mark Twain once said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.”
Innovating in Trying Conditions
Every day, businesses are providing innovative solutions to solve the world’s toughest challenges—among them—global health, wellness, and equitable and sustainable food systems.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has partnered with the Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) to help people living with Crohn’s disease, a lifelong inflammatory disease that typically involves specialty care and hospitalization.
Globally, more than 800 women die in pregnancy and childbirth daily, and most of these cases would have been prevented if the women had access to affordable, quality care and modern contraception.
IBM is committed to a world where everyone can live a healthy life. In the 1950s, we provided machines that expedited polio vaccination research; in the 1960s and 1970s, we developed early hospital information and patient tracking systems.
Fotabong is a rural village in Cameroon’s remote southwest region, where there are few healthcare providers to meet the needs of a population that is generally in poor health. The government-owned local hospital serves 21,000 people and typically receives up to 100 patients a day.
Everyone knows that daily fruits and vegetables are essential to good health. But not everyone can afford them: 30 million Americans live in “food deserts” and twice that number struggle with food insecurity.