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Championing Global Health: Walgreens Boots Alliance New Global Sustainability Report Details Support for People Living with Cancer and Efforts to Improve Child and Maternal Health

Walgreens stores sponsored more than 1,800 health fairs in local communities where they provided flu clinics, diabetes screening and information on opioid safety and drug takeback during fiscal year ending August 31, 2019. "Our purpose at WBA is to help people live healthier and happier lives," said Ornella Barra, WBA’s co-chief operating officer and the chairman of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Expansion of In-Store Support for People Living with Cancer. For the past 20 years, Walgreens Boots Alliance and its businesses has sought to create innovative and meaningful support for cancer patients and their loved ones. For more than 10 years, Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the largest British charities, have worked together to train beauty consultants and pharmacists to deliver in-store advice to patients and customers on managing physical and emotional side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. "Being able to talk with a Boots pharmacist who understood what I was going through and could give me advice on how to manage my physical and emotional side effects helped me feel less lonely and gave me the confidence to tackle my diagnosis head on."

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