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Lee County firefighters help raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Archived, 3 days ago From news-press.com 

Fort Myers, FLORIDA - Firefighters from various districts across Lee County manned 18 intersections Saturday and Sunday to collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Fill The Boot campaign.

For more than 60 years members of the Internatio ...

Perfect day for a close shave at St. Baldrick's charity event

Archived, 3 days ago From njherald.com 

Newton, NEW JERSEY - It was a sea of green outfits, bald heads and even shaved eyebrows inside the Sussex Fire Department on Loomis Avenue early Saturday afternoon as attendees came out for the annual St. Baldrick's Day head-shaving event.

The volunteer-ru ...

UNICEF and WHO assisting local authorities with polio vaccinations in Bentiu

Archived, 3 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - An estimated 60,000 children in Bentiu and beyond are expected to be vaccinated against polio during an ongoing immunization campaign.

The three-day exercise, which ends on Saturday and also targets children staying at the UNMISS prote ...

IOM Iraq, Qatar’s Red Crescent Society open field hospital in Mosul

Archived, 5 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM Iraq, with Qatar’s Red Crescent Society (QRCS), officially opened its 50-bed field hospital in Mosul, boasting two operation theatres and post-operative care to receive and treat cases from internally displaced persons (IDPs) from West Mosul.

Busy Bees joins forces with Meningitis Now as national charity partner

Archived, 5 days ago From daynurseries.co.uk 

Hungerford, U K - Childcare provider Busy Bees has announced it will be supporting Meningitis Now throughout 2017 to raise awareness and contribute to the £3m the charity needs to smoothly throughout the year.

The UK’s largest childcare provider current ...

QRCS mobile clinics treat 2,389 patients in Myanmar

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is going on with its humanitarian intervention in Myanmar, with a series of health projects for 5,000 families (25,000 people), at a total cost of $485,513.

As a transition from relief to development, the prog ...

MDA and CMTA fund grant to study gene therapy in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Archived, 5 days ago From marketwired.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) today announced a research grant totaling $119,999 to Kleopas Kleopa, M.D., for a study on the effectiveness of a gene therapy approach in the second most common ...

Red Cross fights spikes in dengue across the Pacific

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Red Cross staff and volunteers are scaling up efforts to tackle outbreaks of dengue fever which have been confirmed in at least nine Pacific Island Nations. The Solomon Islands has experience the highest number of cases, with more than 10,000 suspect ...

Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched in Somalia

Archived, 6 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign with the support of WHO, targeting over 450 000 people in 7 high-risk areas around the country. It is the first OCV campaign to be conducted in the country, and comes a ...

Hundreds join Slough celebrity for charity run in South Bucks

Archived, 6 days ago From sloughobserver.co.uk 

Slough, U K - Almost 300 people from Slough and South Bucks have gone the extra mile for charity.

On Sunday, March 5 281 people from the area gathered at Black Park Country Park to run, jog or walk a 5 or 10km course in aid of the Stroke Association ...

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