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MSF continues to provide medical care to migrants and refugees detained in Tripoli

Archived, 7 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide lifesaving and primary healthcare to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli during the first quarter of 2017.

More than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven ...

StarTimes enters into partnership with UNAIDS to help Africa fight AIDS epidemic

Archived, 7 days ago From businessdayonline.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Africa’s digital TV operator StarTimes and UNAIDS have formally established a partnership with signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Beijing tackle AIDS epidemic.

According to the MOU, the two parties created a strategic part ...

UNAIDS roots for HIV vaccine

Archived, 7 days ago From newvision.co.ug 

Kampala, UGANDA - The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has called for continued research to find a vaccine for HIV.

“Although there have been significant discoveries in the field of vaccine research and development, there is still no ...

Charity launches app to help women move forward after breast cancer

Archived, 7 days ago From charitydigitalnews.co.uk 

London, U K - Breast Cancer Care has launched the first app of its kind to help people move forward after a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The innovative Breast Cancer Care App (BECCA) provides trustworthy and tailored information and suppor ...

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province – UN

Archived, 8 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Twenty cases of Ebola have been r ...

Gavi's mission with Okta to share valuable immunization knowledge

Archived, 8 days ago From diginomica.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Late last week, an Ebola outbreak was confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has already stepped forward with the offer of help and, more specifically, 300,000 doses of an exp ...

South Shields cyclists ride out for cancer charity

Archived, 8 days ago From shieldsgazette.com 

Tyne & Wear, U K - A total of 24 cyclists braved strong winds to take part in a bike challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The event was organised by fundraising team the Lavender Lasses, and saw riders complete a total of 56 miles.

Th ...

WHO launches immunization campaign in south Libya

Archived, 8 days ago From libyaobserver.ly 

Tripoli, LIBYA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has vaccinated over 86,000 children under the age of six against poliomyelitis as part of the national immunization campaign in eight municipalities in southern Libya.

The immunization campaign was c ...

San Antonio Food Bank pledges to increase efforts to curb childhood obesity

Archived, 8 days ago From ksat.com 

San Antonio, TEXAS - The San Antonio Food Bank and Partnership for a Healthier America are working to curb childhood obesity.

Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Building a Healthier F ...

Annual 'Fill the Boot' campaign kicks off in Lubbock

Archived, 8 days ago From kcbd.com 

Lubbock, TEXAS - Lubbock Fire Rescue, the Professional Fire Fighters Association, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association kicked off their annual Fill the Boot campaign Thursday.

The fundraiser supports those with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related l ...

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