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Somalia: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumes medical activities

Archived, 33 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started treating patients again in the country. Teams are providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital, Galkayo North, in Somalia’s Puntland region, in collaboration with the Minis ...

Charity decries cholera outbreaks in East Africa

Archived, 33 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Wednesday warned that cholera outbreaks in East Africa and Yemen are compounding famine risks.

IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, warned that cholera was ...

Firefighters hit the street with empty boots

Archived, 33 days ago From argusobserver.com 

Ontario, OREGON - For seven hours on Saturday, Ontario Fire and Rescue firefighters will be seen on a busy street with empty boots in hand to ask individuals who are passing by to fill the shoe with donations for a good cause.

In its annual support for ...

Scientists at University of Bath are working on a potential treatment for cancer

Archived, 34 days ago From bathchronicle.co.uk 

Bath, U K - Scientists at the University of Bath are working on a potential treatment for cancer.

The team, funded by Cancer Research UK, have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope ...

French nonprofit partners with big American name to advance a gene therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Archived, 34 days ago From labiotech.eu 

Berlin, GERMANY - Dedicated to rare diseases since 1990 and more recently to gene therapy, Généthon is one of very few not-for-profit companies in European biotech. Though it has not yet brought a drug to market, it is well established as a nonprofit, credit for whi ...

Mobile surgical teams in west Mosul don’t discriminate with care

Archived, 34 days ago From rudaw.net 

Erbil, IRAQ - Humanitarians remain alarmed by the tens of thousands of people trapped in the Old City of western Mosul, despite the symbolic implosion of the historic al-Nuri Mosque by ISIS militants on Wednesday.

“We’re seeing dozens of new pat ...

Youngsters donate hair and raise funds for Little Princess Trust

Archived, 34 days ago From bostonstandard.co.uk 

Boston, U K - Ryan Cronin, nine, heard about the Little Princess Trust through his mum, and decided he wanted to help.

He said: “I knew straight away that I wanted to help another child. “I felt that it was the right thing to do and that by don ...

Niger: Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa takes a toll on those most vulnerable

Archived, 34 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Two months after the declaration of a hepatitis E outbreak in Niger’s Diffa region, the humanitarian response is still lacking due to insufficient resources and coordination between actors. The outbreak is taking a heavy toll on some of the area’ ...

In East Africa, universal HIV testing and treatment surpasses UNAIDS goals

Archived, 35 days ago From ucsf.edu 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

The findings, published June 6, 2017, ...

Hazel Hawkins Hospital, YMCA partner to combat diabetes in San Benito County

Archived, 35 days ago From benitolink.com 

Hollister, CALIFORNIA - Hawkins Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Central Coast YMCA to provide a Diabetes Prevention Program for the residents of San Benito County. The CCYMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults (starting at 18 years of age) at high risk of ...

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