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UNICEF donates 1,000 doses of CSM drugs to FCT

Archived, 17 days ago From businessdayonline.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated 1,000 doses of drugs to FCT Primary Health Care Development Board for the treatment of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in Abuja.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Rilwanu Moham ...

Providing lifesaving care to mothers and babies in Likoni

Archived, 17 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - When Lena Makunye went into labor to give birth to her second child, she had no idea that she would have to undergo emergency surgery to save her and her baby’s life. “I was in labor for a long time, but the baby was not coming,” she says. “When I wa ...

Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge awards 360K in grants

Archived, 17 days ago From roanokestar.com 

Roanoke, VIRGINIA - The Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced it has contributed $106,000 to National Breast Cancer Research and over $360,000 to fund seven innovative local breast health programs.

The Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate ...

Global Communities and USAID partner to combat the Zika virus in Honduras

Archived, 18 days ago From trust.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Global Communities a $4.9 million grant to help communities in Honduras prevent the spread of the Zika virus. Building on Global Communities’ experience engaging with Hondura ...

3 000 bicycles handed over to village health workers

Archived, 18 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday handed over 3 000 bicycles to village health workers to scale up integrated maternal, neo-natal and child healthcare at primary health facilities and community level in the country.


Meningitis vaccine campaign initiated to stop deadly outbreak in Nigeria

Archived, 18 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Nigeria launched a vaccination campaign to stop the meningitis outbreak responsible for killing more than 300 people.

Health workers will administer some 500,000 vaccinations in the northwest part of the country to protect people again ...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society expands its innovative Therapy Acceleration Program ® (TAP) with a novel immunotherapy for lymphoma patients

Archived, 18 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) continues to advance the promising field of immunotherapy research, harnessing the body's own immune system to fight cancer, with a $4 million funding commitment in an investigational therapy being developed by F ...

Beta cell regeneration discovery could open up type 1 diabetes treatment options

Archived, 18 days ago From diabetes.co.uk 

Coventry, U K - US researchers have discovered a new way to regenerate insulin-producing beta cells, which could lead to new treatments for type 1 diabetes.

Scientists from the University of California, Davis observed a new population of beta cells in ...

IOM supports collapsed health care in Sana’a, Yemen

Archived, 19 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 27 March 2017, IOM donated approximately three tons of medicine and medical supplies to Al-Thawra General Modern Hospital located in Sana’a, Yemen.

Al-Thawra Hospital is the largest public hospital in Yemen, providing services to th ...

Maternal health voucher initiative opens doors for safe deliveries

Archived, 19 days ago From uganda.unfpa.org 

Kampala, UGANDA - “I feel so happy that I was able to deliver my baby safely. I received good care and attention from the health workers here; my baby and I were in good hands,” says Alice Nalubwama from her bed in the maternity ward at Kamuli Mission Hospital in East ...

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