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Run for charity: Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids AP

Archived, 2 days ago From deccanchronicle.com 

Secunderabad, INDIA - Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."

In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children.

Japan backs health assistance for crisis-affected populations in DR Congo

Archived, 2 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, det ...

Japan gives US$ 33.3 million in emergency polio funding

Archived, 3 days ago From polioeradication.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A US$ 33.3 million grant from the Government of Japan in humanitarian emergency funding to UNICEF was announced this week and will help to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

In response to the ...

Mass vaccination campaign to protect refugee children under the age of 5 starts

Archived, 4 days ago From hurriyetdailynews.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkey’s Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), is conducting a campaign to complete the vaccination of all refugee children under the age of five.

Children are being vaccinated in all ...

MSF calls for govt to increase promotion of medical services to rape survivors

Archived, 4 days ago From ewn.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling on the South African government to increase sexual survivors' access to medical and psychosocial services at health facilities particularly in Rustenburg.

Yesterday, the organisation released th ...

Going the extra mile to vaccinate children trapped by conflict

Archived, 4 days ago From huffingtonpost.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - In conflict-affected regions like northeast Nigeria, children miss out on life-saving vaccines.

Anyone with access to a TV or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the glo ...

UNICEF increase fund to Benue State

Archived, 4 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) country team leader, Dr Dorothy Ngacha, has said that the UN body has increased its donation to Benue State to about N175million.

Dr Ngacha disclosed this in Makurdi w ...

EU supports health sector with €70m

Archived, 4 days ago From thecable.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The donation is the first phase of a project to support maternal, newborn and child health, strengthen Nigeria’s health sector and eradicate the polio virus in the country.

According to a statement, the federal government, through the ...

March of Dimes kicks off their major fundraising walk in San Francisco

Archived, 4 days ago From abc7news.com 

San Jose, CALIFORNIA - On Thursday, the March of Dimes held their March for Babies kickoff in San Francisco. The goal is to help give "a fighting chance" to every baby.

ABC7 News Anchor Natasha Zouves was invited to emcee the event. It's the first step in or ...

GluSense receives investment from JDRF T1D Fund

Archived, 5 days ago From finance.yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - GluSense Ltd., a medical device company developing a long lasting injectable glucose sensor for treatment of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), today announced it has received an investment from the JDRF T1D Fund, a venture philanthropy fund exclusively devoted ...

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