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United States funding helps WFP provide vital nutrition support in Mozambique

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes an additional US$2.7 million contribution from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment. The funding will be ...

Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports

Archived, 5 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone.

“WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient scourge ...

Zika, dengue and chikungunya toolkit: Adaptation for Latin America and the Caribbean

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through its Zika Response Team, has adapted an interactive toolkit and teaching guides for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention to the reg ...

March of Dimes and others continue to help women reduce risk factors of premature births

Archived, 5 days ago From insiderlouisville.com 

Louisville, KENTUCKY - Every expectant mother has an ideal vision of the birthing process, one that results in her holding her newborn in her hospital room with family gathered around.

But the reality is that premature births happen — and in Kentucky they ha ...

Firefighters 'Fill the Boot'

Archived, 5 days ago From hanfordsentinel.com 

Hanford, CALIFORNIA - If you drove around town at any time Friday, you may have seen local firefighters weaving in and out of traffic holding a boot in their hands. The firefighters were out receiving donations to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Cali ...

Gaga to meet William to talk mental health

Archived, 5 days ago From skynews.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Lady Gaga has agreed to visit Prince William in October to continue their discussion to tackle mental health stigma.

The 'Million Reasons' hitmaker has been invited by the 34-year-old royal to talk through the ways they can pull togeth ...

Afghanistan- 'Nearly 7m children to drop anti-polio vaccine'

Archived, 6 days ago From menafn.com 

Amman, JORDAN - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in joint venture with WHO and UNICEF, on Monday launched a Sub-National Immunization Days (SNID) campaign to vaccinate over 6.8 million children under the age of 5 against polio in high-risk districts in 27 provi ...

Covenant teams up with March of Dimes

Archived, 6 days ago From everythinglubbock.com 

Lubbock, TEXAS - It's no question that Covenant Children's first priority is helping your child be healthy and normal.

But, they can't always do it alone. That's why the hospital teams up with the March of Dimes foundation.

"It's astound ...

Students donate blood to save lives

Archived, 6 days ago From thepolypost.com 

Pomona, CALIFORNIA - Some students went about their day either attending classes, studying in the library or playing pool in the Bronco Student Center Games Room.

Other students, like first-year agribusiness and food industry management student Gordon Iwag ...

Life-saving antiseptic gel helping prevent newborn deaths

Archived, 6 days ago From juicebrighton.com 

Brighton, U K - An antiseptic gel developed from mouthwash has been used to help to protect 12,000 Kenyan babies from life threatening infections.

Scientists at GlaxoSmithKline created the product from the chlorhexidine solution which is found in Cors ...

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Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

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They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

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Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Protect whales from crab traps

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