Update: On September 11th, Ridgefield, CT employees had the opportunity to get engaged with Making More Health online, through Boehringer Ingelheim US' 9/11 Day of Service Project of Virtual Volunteering. and through the Changemakers.com online platform. By joining one of two one-hour Virtual Hang-outs, talented employees from across many disciplines made connections, started conversations and planned future work to help innovators from around the world. Sixteen Boehringer Ingelheim employees joined Ashoka Fellows Krystian Fikert and Rosanne Hagerty as well as health innovators Nikos Papachristou and Hayden Williams to learn about their work. These introductions led to brainstorming and recommendations based on professional experience...
During the 1st MMH Convention held on June 18th-19th in Ingelheim, Germany, a short video highlight on the MMH partnership was shown which included interviews with all the newly elected MMH Fellows and background on their work soliving some of the worlds most pressing health problems. Watch the video above and share it with your colleagues, family, and friends!
On April 15th, employees from BI Milano and BI Bergamo came together to run the Milano City Relay Marathon under the logo of "Making More Health". The Relay Marathon is a charity race, and the Making More Health team sponsored NGO's Sport Senza Frontiere (Sport without Border) and Associazione Lotta alla Tombosi, and organization working in the prevention of cerebro and cardiovascular thromboembolysm. A total of 16 employees ran the marathon, including country manager Enrique Manzoni, and Managing Director of production site Bidachem, Leonardo Ambrosini.
Click above to watch a video of newly elected Making More Health Fellow Guillaume Bapst, from France! It is is the first of 14 MMH videos that will be created on each MMH Ashoka Fellow. Stay tuned for more!
Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka have selected 14 Making More Health Fellows! Ranging from fields of mental health to broadening access to disabled and deaf citizens, these 14 Fellows are truly changing the field of health across sectors and geographical borders.The 14 Fellows include:
- Guillaume Bapst, created a network of solidarity grocery stores to deliver food to the poor in France
- Rebecca Onie, building a new generation of public health leaders by training students to liaison between health stakeholders
- Luh Ketut Suryani, spreading a community model to bring mental health to a variety of populations in Indonesia
- Frank Hoffman, pioneering a low-cost breast examination method by training blind people as skilled diagnosticians
- Gerald Koller, reducing addiction through responsible decision-making for risky behavior...