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American Red Cross teams up with the Boston Red Sox for Blood Donor of the Game program

2 hours ago From wagmtv.com  View Original Article

Presque Isle, MAINE - The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to honor lucky presenting donors with an incredible experience this baseball season-the chance to become the Blood Donor of the Game! Fans are invited to ent ...

Zimbabwe: Preventing cervical cancer

2 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Cervical cancer rates are on the rise worldwide, particularly in the developing world, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women in many countries. In Zimbabwe, 5,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and 1,000 ...

As cholera spreads, Somalia begins vaccination campaign

4 hours ago From nytimes.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Somalia, which has been hit by a series of crises that sound like a page from the Book of Job, is starting a major effort to vaccinate 450,000 people against its latest plague: cholera.

The country, in the Horn of Africa, has long suff ...

Japan gives US$ 33.3 million in emergency polio funding Nigeria

6 hours ago From thewhistler.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Japan, as one of the largest supporters of efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria, has provided a grant of US$33 million for emergency polio vaccination efforts in the Lake Chad region.

In response to the urgent need to increase immunit ...

Moving toward polio-free Afghanistan: 'Polio spring campaign kicked off, MoPH calls on conflict parties to support polio drive

7 hours ago From menafn.com  View Original Article

Amman, JORDAN - Ministry of Public Health on Sunday started the spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) to eradicate polio in the country.

This campaign will be continued in cooperation with World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF from 27 ...

Red Cross aims to train 1,000 community members in hands-only CPR training

27 hours ago From heraldextra.com  View Original Article

Provo, UTAH - In 1960, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was introduced to American physicians and quickly became a staple to emergency medicine everywhere. The Red Cross, as well as other organizations, have been instrumental in delivering CPR training to tens of tho ...

MSF joins Europe-wide action challenging patent on key hepatitis C drug

30 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has today filed a patent challenge on the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir with the European Patient Office (EPO) in an effort to increase access to affordable hepatitis C treatment.

MSF has joined Médecins du ...

Scores go bald to fight childhood cancer

30 hours ago From oswegocountytoday.com  View Original Article

Fulton, NEW YORK - Black or white, gay or straight, rich or poor; none of that matters. 175,000. That’s what matters. That is the number of children each year who are diagnosed with some form of cancer.

Dozens of volunteers put on the 11th annual St. Bal ...

A new cost effective vaccine against rotavirus

32 hours ago From clicklancashire.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A spokesman for the global vaccine alliance Gavi said that "adding more flexibility to the cold chain could allow more vaccines to reach the hardest-to-reach locations" but added that the final recommendations on temperature control could be differen ...

UNAIDS warns countries of missing 2020 reduction target

32 hours ago From en.mehrnews.com  View Original Article

Tehran, IRAN - On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. I ...

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