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St. Baldrick’s fundraiser aims to fight cancer

Archived, 5 days ago From uic.edu 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - UIC staff, students, patients and volunteers shaved their heads Feb. 16 to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports pediatric cancer research. The annual fundraiser, hosted by the Children’s Hospital Unive ...

Iraqi Red Crescent and the Embassy of Japan sign a contract to provide a mobile medical unit to the displaced people in Erbil camps

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has signed a contract with the Embassy of Japan in Iraq to provide a mobile medical unit to the displaced in Erbil camps.

The Ambassador of Japan in Iraq Mr. Fomio Iwai has praised the humanitarian ...

Kaduna to end cases of mother to child transmission of disease by 2020

Archived, 6 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday expressed confidence that Kaduna State would end all new cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2020.

UNICEF’s Chief of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Ms Dorothy Nbori-Ngacha, s ...

Local group donates little red caps to newborns

Archived, 6 days ago From ajc.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Just like many of us in the month of February, Ed Moseley and the other residents at Dogwood Forest decided to spread love for a good cause.

Honoring February’s Heart Month, the residents knitted about 300 red caps for the newborns at ...

Caritas House offers support, housing to people with HIV or AIDS

Archived, 6 days ago From thedaonline.com 

Morgantown, WEST VIRGINIA - Caritas House offers more than just housing for people with HIV or AIDS in Morgantown.

The house opened in Morgantown in 1994 as a home for those with HIV and AIDS, but has grown into a multi-faceted program focused on helping those wi ...

United Way helping area residents save on medication costs

Archived, 7 days ago From theprogressnews.com 

Clearfield, PENNSYLVANIA - Clearfield Area United Way makes it easy for everyone to get help with prescription medications, both online and off.

When you get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, just show it to an area pharmacy. They will automatically ...

Dementia sufferers enjoy musical session designed to stimulate memory through singing in Rainham

Archived, 7 days ago From yellowad.co.uk 

Basildon, U K - The ’Singing for the Brain’ programme, created by the Alzheimer’s Society, helps people with memory problems communicate through singing, aiding articulation and concentration.

Keith Prince, London assembly member for Havering and Redb ...

Boko Haram; MSF opens new 50-bed feeding centre for malnourished children

Archived, 7 days ago From premiumtimesng.com 

Abuja, NIGERIA - Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, an international humanitarian medical organisation, said it has set up a 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The new centre which was officially opened ...

Manny Pacquiao teams with Caribbean hospital, charity to provide free cardiac care for kids

Archived, 7 days ago From atlantablackstar.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland.

Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and ...

Call for $1.3bn to eradicate polio

Archived, 7 days ago From thenational.ae 

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The world needs to spend a further US$1.3 billion (Dh4.7bn) to wipe out polio, says the World Health Organisation.

The world is closer than ever in achieving that goal, but more money is needed to reach children in operationally challe ...

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