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CDC and March of Dimes partner on new initiative for babies exposed to drugs during pregnancy

Archived, 8 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The March of Dimes, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded grants to conduct one year of surveillance on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in three states with high rates of NAS: Vermont, Illinoi ...

Rita Ora raises money for breast cancer

Archived, 9 days ago From deccanchronicle.com 

Secunderabad, INDIA - Singer Rita Ora has commissioned a portrait of herself to auction and raise money for one of UK’s largest organisations — Breast Cancer Now — which funds research that is entirely focussed on breast cancer.

The 26-year-old songstress’ ...

Central African Republic: MSF treats 70 wounded in fighting in Bangassou

Archived, 9 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On Monday, an MSF mobile team finally succeeded in providing emergency medical care to people who sought refuge in the Bangassou mosque, Bangui, Central African Republic. Among the 250 people there, MSF counted 25 wounded and provided first aid care ...

Success Story: Malaria control in Afghanistan

Archived, 9 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Malaria has always been a problem in Afghanistan, especially in the eastern and southeastern provinces. But today, due to successful malaria control programmes, incidents of the disease are at their lowest for 15 years.

In 2016, the Mi ...

Foundation wants China to increase contribution to global funding of disease to $1bn

Archived, 9 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - A non-governmental organisation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, has appealed to the Government of China to increase its contribution to the global funding of HIV and AIDs care to one billion dollar.

Mrs Oluwakemi Gbadamosi, the organisati ...

Muddy fun for a worthy cause

Archived, 10 days ago From loughboroughecho.net 

Loughborough, U K - Thousands of women donned pink t-shirts and shorts to take part in Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy event at Prestwold Hall.

Brave women tackled 5km and 10km fun runs around the grounds of the hall on Sunday, May 14, before plunging into a ...

UNICEF gives $2M to fight Yemen's cholera crisis

Archived, 10 days ago From alaraby.co.uk 

London, U K - Some $2 million have been allocated to tackle Yemen’s deteriorating cholera crisis, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Monday, after authorities declared a state of emergency in the war-torn country this week.

The ...

WHO prepares experimental Ebola vaccine for possible first use in Democratic Republic of Congo

Archived, 10 days ago From statnews.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - The World Health Organization and outside experts are making arrangements to send an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo, should officials there say they need it to quell an outbreak there.

The DRC has not ye ...

Cholera outbreak compounds hunger crisis in Southern Somalia

Archived, 10 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A regional drought has displaced more than half a million people in Somalia and left the country at risk of famine.

A cholera outbreak is further complicating relief efforts, in particular in the southern part of the country where

UNAIDS lauds launch of new Myanmar HIV strategic plan, calls for more investment

Archived, 10 days ago From mizzima.com 

Yangon, MYANMAR - UNAIDS has commended Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and the Myanmar HIV Technical and Strategy Group on the launch of the third National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS 2016 to 2020 (NSP III), held at the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Ta ...

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