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Zambia improves real-time tracking of vaccines, reduces stock outs

36 hours ago From who.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In Zambia, spreadsheets, paper registries and phone calls were once the only way for staff in the Ministry of Health, based in the capital Lusaka, to know if district and provincial health facilities and warehouses had adequate supply of vaccines. Si ...

UNICEF, working toward improving PHCs

Archived, 2 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is working toward improving the basics of an appropriate primary healthcare system that will ensure communities have access to services.

The Chief of Health, UNICEF, Nigeria, Mr John ...

MSF treating emergencies in Qayyarah hospital

Archived, 2 days ago From military-technologies.net 

Warsaw, POLAND - The hospital opened by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Qayyarah, Iraq, last December is around 35 miles (60 km) south of Mosul. Distant enough not to hear the sounds of airstrikes and rocket fire, but sufficiently close for ...

Charity urges action as cancer rates rise over the last decade

Archived, 2 days ago From scotsman.com 

Kevan Christie, U K - Campaigners at Cancer Research UK are urging the Scottish Government to develop a new obesity strategy to curb the “barrage” of supermarket deals on junk food, with rising levels of obesity being linked to cancer.

Overall, 31,467 peop ...

Universities begin unique partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Archived, 2 days ago From manchester.ac.uk 

Manchester, U K - The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have signed a unique partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in order to deliver an educati ...

Jog-a-thon raises money for March of Dimes

Archived, 2 days ago From bullardcharger.com 

Burnsville, MINNESOTA - More than 200 Bullard students took part in a Jog-a-thon fundraiser on campus last Friday. The event was hosted by the Leadership class during fourth period in support of the March of Dimes.

The organization raises money to help premat ...

Mount’s ‘St. Baldrick’s’ raises $750 to fight childhood cancer

Archived, 3 days ago From hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com 

Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK - It was hair today, gone tomorrow for Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving on April 20.

The hair-razing event, organized by journalism and English student Tanner Tait of ...

UN migration agency, partners redouble efforts to ‘End Malaria for Good’

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Today (25 April), IOM, the UN Migration Agency joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and other partners to End Malaria for Good, and bring attention to how the burden of malaria continues to be greatest in the l ...

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Archived, 3 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

But it ...

$50 mln partnership to protect kids from measles, rubella – AP, UNICEF join hands to save children

Archived, 3 days ago From arabtimesonline.com 

Al Asimah, KUWAIT - Alwaleed Philanthropies Global, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and UNICEF announce today a $50 million partnership to help achieve a world where no child dies from measles or is born with severe disabilities caused by ...

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