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Samaritan's Purse opens new hospital in Mosul

5 hours ago From ecumenicalnews.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Evangelical humanitarian aid group Samaritan's Purse further extended their support to the war-torn area of Iraq by opening a new field hospital, just six miles outside the city of Mosul last week. The hospital now serves as the medical facility clos ...

Sight loss charity receives £10k boost

6 hours ago From lep.co.uk  View Original Article

Preston, U K - Galloway’s Society for the Blind is celebrating another successful year of fund-raising in partnership with St George’s Shopping Centre.

Throughout 2016 volunteers from the charity have held collections in St George’s, amounting to mo ...

TOWIE star Lydia encourages people to unite and support people with cancer

7 hours ago From echo-news.co.uk  View Original Article

Basildon, U K - The Only Way is Essex star Lydia Bright is encouraging people to unite and support people with breast cancer.

She is urging people to wear a pink unity band on World Cancer Day, February 4.

The 26-year-old reality TV sta ...

IOM opens mental health resource centres to aid displaced in northeast Nigeria

28 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM has built mental health resource centres in nine locations across northeastern Nigeria to assist and support thousands of people who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency, and the local communities who are hosting them.

The centres a ...

Kylie Jenner's lip kits raise $500,000 for children's charity

29 hours ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk  View Original Article

Belfast, U K - Kylie Jenner's limited edition lip kit has helped the reality TV star raise almost $500,000 (£414,200) to help children born with cleft palates.

Kim Kardashian's teenage sister has established herself as a cosmetics mogul since launchi ...

Gates foundation and world governments create new global coalition, make new vaccines, prevent epidemics

30 hours ago From vancouversun.com  View Original Article

Vancouver, CANADA - A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases launched Wednesday with the ambitious aim of protecting the world from future epidemics.

Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the initia ...

Pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

30 hours ago From charitytoday.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering programme in Kenya and Uganda to screen infants for multi-sensory impairments.

The programme, the first of its kind in East Afric ...

Pretty pink onions raise £25k for Cancer Research

30 hours ago From fruitnet.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Tesco and its East Anglian onion supplier Stourgarden donated almost £25,000 to Cancer Research UK in 2016 thanks to strong sales of its 1kg bags of Rosanna Pink onions.

The pair donate 2p from each bag sold at the supermarket to the c ...

YMCA launches new program for cancer survivors

32 hours ago From wate.com  View Original Article

Knoxville, TENNESSEE - A number of YMCA branches will be introducing a new program focused on cancer survivors called: Livestrong.

Livestrong is a 12-week program that features members who have ever been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.

Mass meningitis immunization kicks off in Northern Uganda

Archived, 2 days ago From newvision.co.ug 

Kampala, UGANDA - The government in partnership with World Health Organization and UNICEF has launched a mass meningitis immunization campaign in Northern Uganda.

The campaign which targets, the age group between one to 29 years, seeks to strengthen sur ...

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