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March of Dimes kicks off their major fundraising walk in San Francisco

Archived, 10 days ago From abc7news.com 

San Jose, CALIFORNIA - On Thursday, the March of Dimes held their March for Babies kickoff in San Francisco. The goal is to help give "a fighting chance" to every baby.

ABC7 News Anchor Natasha Zouves was invited to emcee the event. It's the first step in or ...

GluSense receives investment from JDRF T1D Fund

Archived, 11 days ago From finance.yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - GluSense Ltd., a medical device company developing a long lasting injectable glucose sensor for treatment of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), today announced it has received an investment from the JDRF T1D Fund, a venture philanthropy fund exclusively devoted ...

Fire Service teams up with Stroke Association

Archived, 11 days ago From rochdaleonline.co.uk 

Rochdale, U K - Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has teamed up with the Stroke Association in the North West, to help improve the health and well-being of vulnerable adults in Greater Manchester and raise awareness of the work of both organisations ...

Pete Townshend to play Parkinson's fundraiser in father-in-law's memory

Archived, 11 days ago From independent.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - Townshend has joined the line-up of Parkinson's UK's Symfunny No 2 at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside comedian Rob Deering and host Jason Manford.

The musician's father-in-law, composer Edwin Astley, died from a Parkinson's-related il ...

NOA, UNICEF begin campaign to end female genital mutilation

Archived, 11 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - Worried by the persistent female genital mutilation in Imo State, the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Imo State has commenced public enlightenment in the rural communities, as an attempt to end the practice in Igbo land.

Speaking at ...

Support to govt from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue

Archived, 11 days ago From business-standard.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The Indian government will maintain ties with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and will continue to get grants from the organisation for its health and immunisation projects, even after the project deadline, which expires at the end of th ...

YMCA starting program to help residents with diabetes

Archived, 12 days ago From lockhaven.com 

Lock Haven, PENNSYLVANIA - It is one of the most slowly progressing diseases that often falls under the radar, but the YMCA of Centre County is starting a program to help prevent it.

Starting Thursday, March 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bellefonte YMCA, the YMCA o ...

Doctors Without Borders supports challenge to flawed patents on hepatitis C drugs, pushes to expand access to lifesaving medicines

Archived, 12 days ago From satprnews.com 

Warsaw, POLAND - Five new challenges against flawed patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina are the latest in a global push to ensure access to affordable treatment. The patent challenges could remove barriers to production ...

MSF urges aid access in Yemen

Archived, 12 days ago From outlookindia.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Doctors Without Borders urged all warring parties in Yemen to allow aid deliveries, saying it had treated more than 55,000 people wounded during a Saudi-led intervention in the country.

"Since the violence escalated in March 2015, MSF ...

The yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo ends

Archived, 12 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases ...

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