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MSF provides medical and psychosocial assistance to people affected by the landslide in Mocoa

Archived, 14 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MSF teams are providing psychosocial support and medical care to victims of last weekend’s landslide in Mocoa, in the southern Colombian department of Putamayo.

This follows an assessment of the victims’ humanitarian needs and is takin ...

UN, Health deliver RUTF for ailing kids

Archived, 14 days ago From thestandard.com.ph 

Makati City, PHILIPPINES - The Department of Health and UN children’s agency UNICEF joined hands to help save the lives of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Nutrition supplies such as ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) are finally being delivered ...

UNICEF collaborates with Borno on meningitis

Archived, 14 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that it was collaborating with Borno State Government on preparedness and response to the current meningitis outbreak in the country.

Mr Geoffrey Ijumba, the UNICEF Head of Maiduguri ...

Supporters take part in annual Zumbathon to raise funds for American Diabetes Association

Archived, 14 days ago From saratogian.com 

Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK - A group of local supporters stepped to the beat this Sunday afternoon in an effort to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.

The second annual Zumbathon Charity Event for the American Diabetes Association was held on Sunday ...

MSF launches Guinea emergency measles vaccination campaign amid effectiveness fears

Archived, 16 days ago From devex.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Médecins Sans Frontières has launched a large-scale measles vaccination campaign in the West African nation of Guinea, amid fears that the Ebola outbreak of three years ago has left the country’s health care system weakened and vulnerable to other ep ...

Bald is beautiful, and charitable, in Grayslake

Archived, 16 days ago From dailyherald.com 

Arlington Heights, ILLINOIS - This year's St. Baldrick's event at Grayslake Middle School had special meaning because seventh-grade student at the school is battling cancer.

Friday was the school's fourth annual Cut & Shave fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundat ...

West Lothian schoolgirl gets locks chopped for charity

Archived, 16 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Aberdeen, U K - A big-hearted schoolgirl has used her first proper haircut to help children suffering from cancer.

Ella Holloway had her long locks chopped off to donate to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing c ...

Global Fund welcomes Italy’s €140 million contribution

Archived, 16 days ago From theglobalfund.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomed a contribution of €140 million from the government of Italy for the three-year period beginning in 2017, a strong demonstration of Italy’s leadership in global health.

Th ...

Amerigroup presents the March of Dimes with $50,000 check for Centering Pregnancy program

Archived, 17 days ago From brproud.com 

Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA - Kayla Briggs is a mother of two. Her second child, Kyper, was born July 2016. Briggs thanks the Centering Pregnancy Program for having a healthy and happy baby.

"It was actually one of my initial OB appointments. They offered me the ...

St. Baldrick's Foundation supports next generation of childhood cancer researchers with $105,000 to fund summer fellows

Archived, 17 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, has announced it is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer with $105,000 awarded to support summer fellowships at 21 institutions across the ...

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