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DEERFIELD, Ill., April 29, 2009 — Siemens Healthcare (www.siemens.com/diagnostics) donates clinical laboratory instruments and diagnostic tests to the National Kidney Foundation's community outreach program, Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), to help reduce the number of individuals that develop chronic kidney disease. The program raises awareness in the United States about early detection of kidney disease and screens high-risk individuals at no charge.
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2009 — Jeff Skoll, founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation and Participant Media, announced today that he has hired Dr. Larry Brilliant as president of a new organization Skoll is launching to address urgent threats confronting humanity and the planet. Brilliant will focus the new organization, the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund, on identifying and supporting innovative high-impact initiatives to combat climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. Brilliant will also serve as senior adviser to Skoll to ensure alignment of work on these urgent threats across Skoll’s business and philanthropic activities.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it has committed $30 million over six years through its Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) to provide at least two million Africans with clean water and sanitation.