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Sweden awards 6 million USD to UNICEF for their health programme in the DRC

39 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Sweden has awarded 57 million Swedish Kronas (6 million USD) to support UNICEF’s health programme in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), under the terms of partnership agreement signed on 25th April 2017 in Kinshasa.

Sweden has ...

PATH, global health nonprofits save lives, sow goodwill

40 hours ago From seattletimes.com  View Original Article

Seattle, WASHINGTON - In the current political climate, it’s easy to lose sight of the many ways America continues reaching out to help people in the poorest and most dangerous parts of the world.

While the president pooh-poohs foreign aid, health programs ...

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

42 hours ago From newschannel10.com  View Original Article

Amarillo, TEXAS - Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.

With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that ...

UNAIDS establishes HIV treatment centre at AKUH

45 hours ago From thenews.com.pk  View Original Article

Karachi, PAKISTAN - Dr Mamadou Sakho, the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) country director for Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Friday inaugurated the HIV Testing, Treatment and Referral Centre at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and called for forg ...

Vehicles provided by UNICEF to support immunisation outreach in Vanuatu

Archived, 2 days ago From unicef.org 

Suva, Fiji - To commemorate World Immunisation Week that runs annually from 24 – 30 April and to support routine immunisation outreach so babies from birth to 12 months receive all vital vaccines, UNICEF is providing four vehicles to the Vanuatu Ministry of Healt ...

Investors urge Pfizer to lower price of pneumonia vaccine

Archived, 2 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing individual investors’ voices to Pfizer’s annual general meeting today in New Jersey to hold the pharmaceutical corporation accounta ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Médecins Sans Frontières fights measles

Archived, 2 days ago From menafn.com 

Amman, JORDAN - Since November 2016, the international humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, has vaccinated over 675,000 children, and cared for more than 14,000 patients in health zones throughout five of the country's provinces: Maniema, South Kivu, ...

Fight to eradicate TB in Sierra Leone intensifies

Archived, 2 days ago From sierraexpressmedia.com 

Freetown, SIERRA LEONE - As the number of Tuberculosis cases increases due to negligence of assumptive patients to respond to free treatment administered at the Direct Observer treatments (DOTs) Centers across the country, the National Leprosy and TB Control Programme ...

Medical City Healthcare participates in March of Dimes’ March for Babies

Archived, 2 days ago From healthcare.dmagazine.com 

Dallas, TEXAS - Medical City Healthcare hospital caregivers and patients’ families walked at the March of Dimes’ March for Babies around North Texas this past weekend. Separate walks were held in Dallas and Fort Worth to raise funds for research and programs to batt ...

World Malaria Day 2017: Tackling malaria prevention among hard-to-reach populations

Archived, 3 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - For this year’s World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has focused on prevention and reaching at-risk populations. Investment in prevention was crucial to eliminating malaria from Europe and North America in the 1900s, and to sharply ...

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