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Rotary International, Gates Foundation increase commitments to end polio

8 hours ago From oshawaexpress.ca  View Original Article

Oshawa, CANADA - Rotary International’s efforts to end polio have received another multi-million dollar boost through a partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Recently at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, it was announced R ...

Cancer Research charity awards an extra £5m to Newcastle-based scientists for fight against childhood cancers

9 hours ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk  View Original Article

Darlington, U K - Scientists in the region have been awarded £5 million funding for groundbreaking research to treat childhood cancers.

Three research teams at the Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre have been awarded funding to develop new breakthrough ...

Doctors Without Borders urges India's Modi to remain committed to affordable medicines during White House meeting

10 hours ago From doctorswithoutborders.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - As U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at the White House today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that U.S. pressure on India to change its drug regulatory and patent system could resu ...

Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

10 hours ago From cumbernauld-news.co.uk  View Original Article

Cumbernauld, U K - Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland will be marking National Sunglasses Day (Tuesday, June 27).

The charity is encouraging members of the public to post a #ShadesForSight sunglasses s ...

UAE’s humanitarian mission to treat 1,500 Yemeni patients

14 hours ago From zawya.com  View Original Article

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - As many as 139 Yemeni patients reached in Delhi in two batches in April and last week for medical treatment as part of the UAE’s extensive humanitarian mission to provide treatment for 1,500 Yemenis.

This major mission undertaken by th ...

Ethiopia: MSF sees tenfold increase in children with malnutrition in Doolo zone

32 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area.

“Th ...

Charity calls for new focus to combat Hep C infections

33 hours ago From bbc.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A charity has called for greater efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C (HCV) from Scotland.

There are about 37,000 people living with the virus - but campaigners say as many again are undiagnosed.

A meeting in Edinburgh on Tu ...

Germany to double contributions to UNAIDS

35 hours ago From unaids.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Germany has announced that it will double its funding to UNAIDS in 2017-2018, to €5 million per year. Germany made the announcement at the 40th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, being held in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO thanks crown prince for anti-cholera funding

38 hours ago From arabnews.com  View Original Article

Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has thanked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, for his donation of $66.7 million to stop the spread of cholera in Yemen.

In response to an urgent c ...

School raises more than $16,000 for pediatric cancer research

38 hours ago From candgnews.com  View Original Article

Troy, MICHIGAN - The last decade at Iroquois Middle School has been a fundraising frenzy.

Since 2007, students at the Macomb Township-based school have raised $129,735.11 to help fund pediatric blood cancer research through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Soci ...

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