The Global Fund for Women is the a non-profit foundation funding women's human rights initiatives. It was founded in 1987 by New Zealander Anne Firth Murray, and co-founded by Frances Kissling and Laura Lederer to fund women's initiatives around the world. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 9, 2017
Transformation in the European hedge fund space as a result of Brexit requires experienced fund administrators who understand a complex legal and regulatory landscape LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) - Custom House Global Fund Services, a leading independent hedge fund administration specialist, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by HFM Week as "Most Innovative Administrator -- Under $30bn in the annual HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards. The annual European awards, presented in London at The Hurlingham Club on April 27 recognizes and rewards hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the prior 12 months. Mark Hedderman, CEO of Custom House received the award on behalf of the company. "Since our office opening in London in May 2015, Custom House has seen a great deal of transformation in the hedge fund space, especially due to Brexit," said Mr. Hedderman. "As with Brexit and other previous announcements such as AIFMD, the exact impact is yet to be seen but we believe our business model is flexible and innovative enough to evolve with the implications that these changes will bring and we are prepared to assist our clients with these challenges." "We are pleased to have received this award from HFM and we will continue to provide innovative solutions to our clients without forgetting our main focus of exceptional client service," said Mr. Hedderman. "As an independent fund administrator we are a 'service led' partner to our clients with a commitment to quality and support." About Custom House Global Fund Services Custom House Global Fund Services is a leading independent hedge fund administration specialist ideally located to deliver services in Europe, Asia and the Americas. We partner with established hedge fund managers, start up managers, family offices and institutional managers, with a combination of experience, global presence and technology. Founded in 1989, Custom House grew with the alternative investment industry providing superior fund administration and investor services and today provides one of the most advanced service offerings available to fund managers. With over $20bn in AUA, Custom House provides fund administration services to more than 200 managers and 500 investment funds. The firm has offices in Beijing, Chicago, Dublin, Geneva, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Malta, New York, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sofia and Sydney. For more information, visit www.customhousegroup.com.
News Article | May 10, 2017
People on Facebook can make it more fun by doing a challenge or activity if their fundraising goal is met, or challenging their friends and family to do the same. Facebook users launch their own personal fundraisers at https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/rednosedayusa, or make a donation at facebook.com/rednosedayusa. Richard Curtis, founder of Red Nose Day, said, "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been a completely key partner of Red Nose Day and it's so wonderful to have their continued involvement this year. With the Foundation's match and Facebook's innovative fundraising tools, it's now easier than ever for people across the country to get involved and help raise money that will truly save and change children's lives." Rob Rosen, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said, "Donating money should be meaningful and fun. Red Nose Day is both. We're excited to partner with Comic Relief and Facebook to reach as many people as possible to inspire them to join us in ending child poverty." Janet Scardino, CEO of Comic Relief, said, "Facebook's latest donation and fundraising tools are the ultimate way to let our fans be our fundraisers. We see Red Noses all across social, and now Facebook has made it easy to turn that into a new and personal way to give." The 2017 Red Nose Day campaign runs from now through Red Nose Day (Thursday, May 25) and everyone can get involved. Buy and wear a Red Nose, available exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationwide, take on a fundraising challenge and share personal stories of involvement on social media to encourage others to make a difference for children in need using #RedNoseDay and #NosesOn. On Thursday May 25, tune into NBC for a special night of Red Nose Day programming in support of the charity featuring: "Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" (8 p.m. ET); "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day" (9 p.m. ET), featuring Julia Roberts in Kenya; and the third annual "Red Nose Day Special" (10 p.m. ET). The three-hour primetime block will both entertain viewers and give them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in need here at home and around the world. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change, and has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign's founding in 1988. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to raise money and awareness to end child poverty, and has raised over $60 million to date for the cause. Red Nose Day 2017 will take place on Thursday, May 25. Money raised goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, both in America and abroad. Beneficiaries include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children's Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and The Global Fund. Since launching in the U.S., Red Nose Day has received generous support from millions of Americans, hundreds of celebrities and many outstanding partners, including Walgreens, NBC, Mars, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bill--melinda-gates-foundation-to-match-1-million-in-red-nose-day-donations-made-on-facebook-300455373.html
News Article | May 22, 2017
These chefs are known for getting creative in the kitchen, and they each developed a recipe that will be offered in the meal kits, weekly throughout June. Starting with Mario Batali's Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes, Chorizo, and Basil available in the box from June 3rd to 9th, home chefs will rightly feel like they are dining in one of Batali's Michelin-starred restaurants. The week of June 10th to 16th will have Emeril Lagasse's Herby Dijon Chicken Breasts with Zucchini and Red Potatoes, which will lead to Rachael Ray's Grilled Buffalo Chicken with Carrot-Celery Slaw and Mashed Taters, the following week of June 17th to 23rd. Lastly, Carla Hall's Summery Lemon Chicken with Tarragon Chimichurri will be available in the box from June 24th to 30th. Customers can select one chef ambassador recipe, plus two others, as part of their weekly HelloFresh delivery. "Spaghetti with chorizo and juicy fresh tomatoes is what I crave in the summer. It's quick, it's customizable and I love turning up the spice by adding extra jalapeños. The best part… when you order it during June, it's raising money and awareness to fight AIDS with (RED). Bring on the heat!," said chef Mario Batali. Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED), said "We're thrilled to be teaming-up with HelloFresh this June to bring (RED) into kitchens across the country. There is so much that home cooks can do to support the AIDS fight, and what better place to start that conversation than with the delivery of these delicious (HELLOFRESH)RED meal-kits created by our hugely talented chef ambassadors, Mario Batali, Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse and Carla Hall." In addition to the $20 donation by HelloFresh for new subscribers, all customers will have an opportunity to donate directly via the HelloFresh website, with those donations being matched by The Gates Foundation, up to $75,000. All money raised will go to The Global Fund. Visit HelloFresh.com or RED.org for additional information, or learn more about (RED) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. About HelloFresh HelloFresh currently operates in the USA, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Canada and Switzerland. HelloFresh delivered 23.9 million meals in the 3-month period up to 31 December 2016 to over 850,000 active subscribers. HelloFresh was founded in November 2011 and is based in Berlin. Additional offices are located in New York, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Sydney and Toronto. HelloFresh was ranked as the fastest growing European company by the Financial Times based on revenue growth between 2012-2015. About (RED) ™ (RED) was founded in 2006 to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world's most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, GAP, MCM, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks, Telcel. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Andaz, Billecart-Salmon, Fatboy USA, Fully, Girl Skateboards, Le Creuset, Mophie, S'well and Vespa. To date, (RED) has generated more than $465 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 90 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hellofresh-turns-red-in-june-2017-300461410.html
News Article | May 4, 2017
Today, Mosquito Joe and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new partnership to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria. Mosquito Joe locations across the country will engage customers to help raise funds and awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses and the importance of mosquito control. With each $10 customer donation to Nothing But Nets, an insecticide-treated bed net will be provided to a family in sub-Saharan Africa at risk of the disease and without the resources to stay protected. Mosquito Joe has set a launch goal of 500 nets, with a Corporate office match for every net donated by customers, totaling 1,000 nets or $10,000. As its presence grows across 32 states, Mosquito Joe provides exceptional pest control services in hundreds of communities across the country. By protecting families from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes through its high-quality services, the brand is actively making outside fun again. And now, the brand is taking an even stronger stance against mosquitoes by launching this new partnership with Nothing But Nets. Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting malaria, which is caused by a single mosquito bite. Malaria is preventable and treatable – for many families, insecticide-treated bed nets are the most effective way to stay healthy and thrive. The campaign has raised over $60 million and delivered more than 10 million mosquito bed nets, as well as other malaria interventions and treatments through its UN partners, to protect refugees and vulnerable families around the world. “Mosquito Joe is not only committed to protecting the communities that we serve with our outdoor pest control services, but also giving back to those in need who suffer from mosquito-borne illnesses in countries that our services don’t reach,” said Mosquito Joe CEO Kevin Wilson. The Nothing But Nets campaign boasts hundreds of thousands of supporters – like Mosquito Joe and its customers – who all help to protect families from the threat of malaria. ”Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, director of Nothing But Nets. “We are grateful for committed partners like Mosquito Joe who are helping us end this disease for good. Customers and others interested in supporting the matching challenge can visit http://www.NothingButNets.net/mosquitojoe for more information. Contacts Rachel Henderson Communications Manager, Nothing But Nets O: 202.739.2782 rhenderson(at)unfoundation.org About Nothing But Nets Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Nothing But Nets has raised over $60 million to help deliver ten million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions. In addition to raising funds for its UN partners, Nothing But Nets raises awareness and voices to advocate for critical malaria funding for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It only costs $10 to help save lives from this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to defeat malaria. About The United Nations Foundation The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org. ABOUT MOSQUITO JOE Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers nationwide. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again. While each Mosquito Joe is an independently owned franchise that offers customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, it is also backed by a national network of technical expertise. For more information or franchising opportunities, visit http://www.mosquitojoefranchise.com.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Next week, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign will bring together more than 125 advocates from 29 states for its annual Leadership Summit, a three-day event to train and mobilize the next generation of grassroots leaders in the fight against malaria. The Summit culminates on Capitol Hill for World Malaria Day, April 25, galvanizing policymakers to support U.S. funding for global malaria programs. In response to dramatic proposed funding cuts to foreign assistance programs and UN agencies engaged in life-saving work around the world, these champions will meet with their members of Congress to help ensure the U.S. does not back away from its commitments to the fight against malaria and maintains a strong relationship with the United Nations. UK television broadcaster and malaria survivor, Charlie Webster, along with refugee turned supermodel and philanthropist, Mari Malek, are among several Summit speakers who aim to inspire Nothing But Nets champions to use their voices in their communities to help ignite progress against this deadly disease. During the Summit, champions will learn the necessary skills to help build awareness about malaria and how to talk with their elected leaders about the importance of funding for the United Nations, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria. Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting this disease caused by a single mosquito bite. The campaign has raised $60 million and delivered over ten million nets and other malaria interventions and treatment through its UN partners to protect refugees and vulnerable families. Since 2000, there has been incredible progress made to defeat the disease – more than 6.8 million lives have been saved, and child mortality rates have decreased 71% in sub-Saharan Africa. Media Opportunity: This event is open to the press. Please contact Rachel Henderson, Nothing But Nets Communications Manager, for credentials and speaker availability.
News Article | June 1, 2017
Hedge Connection announced today the return of its annual Global Fund Forum conference to Bermuda on October 16-18, 2017 at the Fairmont Southampton. This year’s program introduces a new faculty of speakers, panels of leading industry experts, and a variety of activities developed to educate, inspire and connect the alternative investment industry. “We take great pride in designing a truly unique experience that changes each year with brand new content and speakers that offer both industry insights and completely ‘out of the box’ topics with new formats providing an educational and memorable conference experience,” noted Hedge Connection CEO Lisa Vioni. “Our prior year attendees have praised Global Fund Forum’s exceptional program mix combined with its beautiful setting.” "Global Fund Forum is a great conference, productive on multiple levels. Lisa and the Hedge Connection team are incredibly organized and conscientious. They made sure people gained value from being there." says 2016 participant David Wertentheil, Partner of Worth Venture Partners. A number of registration options are available and include discounts for Bermudian residents and members of Hedge Connection’s Capital Club. Early Bird pricing is in effect for a limited time. Expected attendees span a wide range of asset allocators, hedge fund managers, CTAs, investment advisers, and service providers. Global Fund Forum 2017 registration is now open. About Hedge Connection Launched in 2005, Hedge Connection is a patented marketing platform for alternative investment managers as well as a robust information portal for accredited investors. Efficiently combining online introductions with live meetings, Hedge Connection has grown to become the most widely recognized, innovative and compliant marketing solution of its kind for the alternative industry. Visit http://www.hedgeconnection.com and http://twitter.com/hedgeconnection. About Global Fund Forum Global Fund Forum is produced by Hedge Connection and provides an offline setting for connecting its members and those in the alternative investment industry. Over three days, participants will gather in Bermuda to network with peers, learn from experts and effectively connect and build relationships. The Forum’s program includes expert panels, one-on-one meetings between managers and allocators, a Table Talks roundtable session, Deal Ring (a Shark Tank style event), inspirational speakers, a beach dinner party, Cigars Under the Stars, and a boat cruise. Visit the event website at http://www.globalfundforum.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/globalfundforum.
News Article | February 27, 2017
Leaks. Concerns about alienating President Donald Trump. Allegations about conflicts of interest. All of those reasons factored in to a surprise decision today by the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to restart its search for a new executive director. “Due to issues encountered in the recruitment process, the Board felt they were unable to bring the process to conclusion,” reads a statement issued by the Global Fund, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since its launch in 2002, the Global Fund has given mainly poor countries more than $30 billion to fight public health threats. Donors to the fund include governments, foundations, and private industry, with the United States contributing about one-third of the total. Mark Dybul, the current head of the Global Fund, plans to step down at the end of May, and the group was expected today to select his successor from three candidates identified during a search this winter. Global Fund officials have asked its board members not to publicly discuss details of today’s decision to relaunch the search. The Global Fund’s spokesperson did not respond to an email. published a story today about the flap, and Insider has spoken with several people close to the proceedings. They say the trouble first surfaced when a Global Fund committee overseeing the nominations for the job wrote a report that ranked the top three candidates. obtained a copy of the report, submitted to the Board 13 February, and ran a story 2 days later that said one candidate, former Nigerian Minister of State for Health Muhammad Ali Pate, “has used Twitter posts to call Mr. Trump a fascist, saying he has much in common with ISIS for his anti-Muslim stance.” The story also said that “American officials may look askance” at a second candidate, Subhanu Saxena, who formerly headed the generic drug company Cipla, which has sold large volumes of drugs to the Global Fund. The third candidate was Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Program and previously a prime minister of New Zealand. According to the , Clark’s background raised concerns because the Trump administration “has expressed hostility toward United Nations programs.” According to one insider, the Board’s report on the candidates leaked to Clark early. She removed herself from the running, sending a statement to the Board that said she had concerns with the process. In an email, Pate stated that he has no plans to reapply for the job, noting that he was told the process was merit based and that he was the first-ranked candidate in the report. “The Global Fund Board's decision is unfair and unjustified,” Pate wrote. He charges that during the vetting process, “several efforts were made to question my candidacy on the basis that I was a Muslim, or that I am of Nigerian origin,” which he complained “smacks heavily of racism and Islamophobia that is now finding its roots in a respectable Global Health partnership of the Global Fund.” He wrote that it is “sad to see the Global Fund Board lacking the courage to stand up against discrimination.” Contrary to what the reported, Pate did not call Trump a fascist or suggest he had much in common with the Islamic State group. The story did later explain that Pate was forwarding Tweets from others that made these claims, one of which was a article and the other a headline from magazine. People familiar with the board’s deliberation today told Insider that there was little hope of reaching consensus about the two remaining candidates, and the participants generally agreed that the search process, conducted over the past 3 months—which included the holiday in December 2016—had been rushed. “And there were real concerns that because of the leaks, the process wasn’t fair,” says one. “The Global Fund is a well-functioning machine. This is one of the major global health entities in the world, and it has a vision and a strategy but needs a leader to inspire confidence, especially to the donors.”
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Climatic Change | Year: 2013
The US climate movement has failed to create the political support needed to pass significant climate policy. It is time to reassess climate advocacy. To develop a strategy for philanthropy to strengthen climate engagement, I interviewed over 40 climate advocates,more than a dozen representatives from the foundation community, and a dozen academics. My assessment led me to conclude that climate advocates have focused too narrowly on specific policy goals and insufficiently on influencing the larger political landscape. I suggest four ways to improve climate advocacy: 1) Increase focus on medium and longer-term goals; 2) Start with people and not carbon; 3) Focus more on values and less on science; and 4) Evaluate what works and share what we learn. To accomplish these strategies, social scientists and advocates must work together to build a culture of learning. Meanwhile, philanthropy must empower experimentation and incentivize knowledge sharing. © 2013 The Author(s).
The Global Fund | Date: 2011-09-28
The invention relates to a solar tracking device for panels. The device includes a modular structure in which each module is formed by a plurality of pairs of coplanar panels (1) which are fixed to the ends of respective shafts (2) arranged at right angles to a longitudinal pivoting shaft (4) mounted on suitable supports secured to the ground. The pivoting shafts (4) of the modules (8) rotate simultaneously, each including a first radial arm (9) connected to a first common connecting rod (10). In turn, the coupling shafts (2) of each pair of panels (1) of a single module rotate simultaneously, each including respective second parallel radial arms (16), the free ends of which are hingeably connected to a second common connecting rod (15). One of the pivoting shafts (4) is rotated by means of a first linear actuator (11) which is secured to the ground and to a mounting box (13) for a radial lever (12) thereof. The solar tracking device is completed by means of a second actuator (20) which connects the mounting box (13) to one of the second radial arms (16).
News Article | March 1, 2017
BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, today announced that its OraQuick® HIV Self-Test has been designated as eligible for procurement by purchasing entities entitled to access Global Fund and/or UNITAID resources. The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test has been classified by the Global Fund’s Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics as CATEGORY-2. The classification facilitates product procurement for 12 months with Global Fund and/or UNITAID resources. During this period, OraSure is expected to pursue and obtain WHO (World Health Organization) pre-qualification of the product or approval from another stringent regulatory agency. “We are pleased to have received the endorsement of the Global Fund’s Expert Panel,” said Douglas A. Michels, President and CEO of OraSure Technologies. “The classification enables government organizations implementing HIV self-test pilots and programs to access funding for the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test. We expect the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test to be a valuable tool in reducing HIV infection rates globally. The Global Fund’s action allows for the procurement of our test while we pursue WHO prequalification.” About the Global Fund and UNITAID The Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases. The partnership organization is designed to finance programs aimed at accelerating the end of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. For more information, please visit http://www.theglobalfund.org. UNITAID is engaged in finding new ways to prevent, treat and diagnose HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. UNITAID identifies promising health solutions and invests in them to establish their viability in support of widespread adoption and impact. For more information, please visit http://www.unitaid.com. OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of point of care diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. Its first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and HCV on the OraQuick® platform, oral fluid sample collection, stabilization and preparation products for molecular diagnostic applications, and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse. OraSure's portfolio of products is sold globally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, research and academic institutions, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, commercial and industrial entities and consumers. The Company's products enable healthcare providers to deliver critical information to patients, empowering them to make decisions to improve and protect their health. For more information on OraSure Technologies, please visit www.orasure.com.