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Morehouse School of Medicine to Expand Access to Digital Health Technologies for Rural and Underserved Communities

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 20 ottobre 2019

The United Health Foundation on Thursday announced a new partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care to examine how digital tools could be leveraged to support underserved and rural communities in four Southeastern states. The partnership is funded through a three-year, $1.1 million grant and will support scientific research examining how to make digital health technology more accessible and useful for residents of urban and rural underserved communities across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.
This is the latest partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine and UnitedHealth Group. Morehouse of School of Medicine received a previous grant from the United Health Foundation to help build health systems and technology for a local clinic, and is part of UnitedHealth Group’s partnership with the Atlanta University Center Consortium, along with three other historically Black universities, focused on educating and training the next generation of health analytics workers.

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€200m fund for rural enterprise launched

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 febbraio 2019

The ‘Agri-Business Capital Fund’, or ABC Fund, aims to raise €200 million (US$226 million) over the next decade, and will focus on attracting capital into rural enterprises, farmers’ organisations and smallholder groups, who often suffer from a lack of access to financing tools. The fund will work with financial institutions and directly with businesses to provide loans ranging from €20,000 to €800,000.“Smallholders and rural businesses are not getting the investment they need from the private sector,” Neven Mimica, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, said at the fund’s launch in Rome. “ABC Fund will help us address this gap, improve their access to capital and consequently the lives of 700,000 rural households.”The fund has already raised commitments worth €45 million from the EU and the ACP, €5 million from the European Union and and €4.5 million from AGRA. The fund will be based in Luxembourg, and its portfolio will be managed by two investment companies, Bamboo Capital Partners and Injaro Investments.
“Our African, Caribbean and Pacific members have great expectations of the ABC Fund,” Patrick Gomes, ACP Secretary General, said at the fund’s launch. “We look forward to having the Fund respond to specific needs in the three regions and supporting the implementation of our new approach to structurally transform the ACP agricultural sector. This fund, which aims to contribute to wealth and job creation, particularly for our youth, should significantly enable ACP countries to add value, extract higher rents from commodities, diversify and further integrate into global value chains.” (font: responsiblebusiness.com)

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Fluence Awarded Another Rural Wastewater Project in Guizhou Province, China

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 marzo 2018

Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded another contract to deliver its smart-packaged MABR technology solution (C-MABR), for a 1,000 m3/day wastewater treatment plant for the local government of Zhenfeng County, Guizhou province, China.
The contract was generated through Fluence’s local partner in China, Jiangsu Jinzi Environment Company (Jinzi), and is in addition to the order for six C-MABR plants under the companies’ November 2017 framework agreement.Fluence’s technology will treat rural wastewater for the Zhenfeng County government utilising the company’s C-MABR solution, which consistently meets China’s Class 1A effluent standards. In addition to its state-of-the-art technology, Fluence was awarded the contract as a result of fast commissioning – delivery of the entire C-MABR plant, including tertiary treatment and supply of auxiliary supporting equipment, is scheduled to take place in just five weeks.Commenting on this new contract in China, Fluence Managing Director & CEO Henry Charrabé said: “We are proud of our partnership with Jinzi and are happy to see our collaboration grow in China. Once again, we see that Fluence’s C-MABR solution is well-suited for the rural Chinese wastewater treatment market, and we believe we are ideally positioned to capture a significant share of this market. Our ability to rapidly deliver reliable and cost-effective wastewater treatment solutions is recognised by clients and partners and was a key factor in this new contract award.”
Commenting on this project, Jinzi Managing Director Xie Xiaodong said: “Jinzi is successfully expanding its wastewater business across China. We are confident that together with Fluence Corporation, we will continue our rapid growth in the environmental services industry. We have partnered with Fluence as we believe that their MABR technology will be widely applied to rural wastewater treatment in China in the near future. I hope that based on our concept of win-win cooperation, Fluence and Jinzi will have a broad, long-term and strategic cooperation in China rural wastewater treatment.” Fluence’s C-MABR unit features modular engineering for quick and easy deployment, even in remote areas, energy-saving features and remote monitoring for ease of operation and maintenance. When completed, this Fluence C-MABR project will be part of the largest rural wastewater project in Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province, China.

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Commissioner Hogan on official visit to Sofia, Bulgaria

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 luglio 2015

bulgariaPhil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is today (10 July 2015) on official visit in Sofia, Bulgaria. He will meet with the Bulgarian President, Mr Rossen Plevneliev, with the Prime Minister, Mr Boyko Borissov, and with the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Ms Desislava Taneva. Together with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Agriculture, he will open a factory for meat processing financed by the Bulgarian Rural Development Programme. Commissioner Hogan will also deliver a speech to the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Food and will participate in a European debate with Ms Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional affairs, as well as with Ms Desislava Taneva. They will discuss the key role of Agriculture and Rural Development for jobs creation and investment. In addition to these political meetings, he will also launch the Initiative for Social Empowerment (ISE)’s pilot project empowering disadvantaged communities (predominately women and Roma) from rural areas to start their own micro-enterprises in local herbal products.

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