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QRCS aid breathes life into Mosul health facilities

Archived, 7 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - As part of its large-scale relief intervention funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has initiated a program to support health centers in western Mosul, Iraq, with medications, medical supplies, and furniture.
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Fort Smith teen donates locks to Wigs For Kids

Archived, 8 days ago From swtimes.com 

Fort Smith, ARKANSAS - Long ago, baldness was the sole domain of middle-aged men and comic strip character Charlie Brown.

Now, however, baldness can be found on any age group or gender, from cancer patients and survivors to celebrities making a fashion state ...

Run for charity: Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids AP

Archived, 8 days ago From deccanchronicle.com 

Secunderabad, INDIA - Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."

In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children.

Japan backs health assistance for crisis-affected populations in DR Congo

Archived, 8 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, det ...

Japan gives US$ 33.3 million in emergency polio funding

Archived, 9 days ago From polioeradication.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A US$ 33.3 million grant from the Government of Japan in humanitarian emergency funding to UNICEF was announced this week and will help to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

In response to the ...

Mass vaccination campaign to protect refugee children under the age of 5 starts

Archived, 10 days ago From hurriyetdailynews.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkey’s Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), is conducting a campaign to complete the vaccination of all refugee children under the age of five.

Children are being vaccinated in all ...

MSF calls for govt to increase promotion of medical services to rape survivors

Archived, 10 days ago From ewn.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling on the South African government to increase sexual survivors' access to medical and psychosocial services at health facilities particularly in Rustenburg.

Yesterday, the organisation released th ...

Going the extra mile to vaccinate children trapped by conflict

Archived, 10 days ago From huffingtonpost.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - In conflict-affected regions like northeast Nigeria, children miss out on life-saving vaccines.

Anyone with access to a TV or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the glo ...

UNICEF increase fund to Benue State

Archived, 10 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) country team leader, Dr Dorothy Ngacha, has said that the UN body has increased its donation to Benue State to about N175million.

Dr Ngacha disclosed this in Makurdi w ...

EU supports health sector with €70m

Archived, 10 days ago From thecable.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The donation is the first phase of a project to support maternal, newborn and child health, strengthen Nigeria’s health sector and eradicate the polio virus in the country.

According to a statement, the federal government, through the ...

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