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UN vaccination campaign in Yemen successful despite war

Archived, 12 days ago From citizen.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - The UN has been supporting Yemen’s health system, which has been hit hard by the ongoing conflict.

Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation ...

Scaling 28-flights in firefighter gear raises $92K for charity

Archived, 12 days ago From nj.com 

Jersey City, NEW JERSEY - Hundreds scaled the Newark Gateway Tower Saturday morning in a charity-run that left many breathless, especially the firefighters who took the 28 flights of stairs in full gear.

The Fight for Air Climb, one of the American Lung Associa ...

Global Fund’s 100th crisis response to deadly Lassa fever outbreak

Archived, 12 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - An outbreak of Lassa fever that poses a risk to nearly a million people in northern Togo has become the focus of the 100th crisis response financed by the Start Fund.

Schoolchildren will play a key role in a project run by Plan Interna ...

Eradicating polio in Afghanistan

Archived, 13 days ago From unops.org 

Copenhagen, DENMARK - UNOPS has designed, constructed, and equipped the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's Centre for the National Polio Emergency Eradication Operations, in support of the Ministry of Public Health's polio eradication campaign efforts.

The E ...

UNFPA and European Union provide emergency medical care to women and girls affected by the conflict in Iraq

Archived, 13 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - As fighting in Iraq reaches its peak, urgent humanitarian needs of women and girls impacted by the conflict continue to escalate. At this critical juncture, thanks to the €5 Million additional contribution of the European Commission Civil Protection ...

Parkinson's charity warns more money needed urgently as research dropping behind

Archived, 13 days ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk 

Belfast, U K - Research into new treatments for Parkinson's disease is falling behind and in urgent need of extra funding, a charity has warned.

Without greater progress, patients with the progressive shaking disease face a bleak future, according to ...

'I can't lose my sons too': Jade Goody's ex Jeff Brazier calls for young boys to be vaccinated against HPV which can cause cancer in men

Archived, 13 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - TV presenters Jeff Brazier and Dr Christian Jessen have backed a campaign to raise awareness of the risks of human papillomavirus (HPV) for boys and men.

This year marks nine years since the HPV vaccine was introduced for girls aged 12 ...

March of Dimes and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation continue efforts to prevent premature births

Archived, 13 days ago From finance.yahoo.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - March of Dimes has announced an $85,870 grant from Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation to help prevent premature birth and improve the health of moms and babies.

“This grant allows the March of Dimes to provide much-needed support a ...

Government of Canada and JDRF join forces to defeat diabetes

Archived, 13 days ago From marketwired.com 

Toronto, CANADA - The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing in a new partnership that will help improve health outcomes and quality of care for the more than 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabet ...

WHO boosts emergency lifesaving care for civilians severely injured in west Mosul, thanks to €10 million additional EU support

Archived, 14 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - As operations in west Mosul intensify, a desperate need to scale up the continuum of trauma care for injured people increases. To date, since the start of the campaign in Mosul late last year, more than 6000 patients have been referred to hospitals i ...

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