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Giving blood in a time of crisis

Archived, 42 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Prakash Ghimire was just leaving his home in Kathmandu to travel to the airport when the shaking started.

Within a minute, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake – the worst to strike the region in more than 80 years – had laid waste t ...

Unicef mission reviews status of polio immunisation

Archived, 42 days ago From nation.com.pk 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - A high-level mission of United Nations’ International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday visited Shaheen Muslim Town and adjoining union councils to review the status of immunisation against polio virus.

The delegation, le ...

Nigeria: Onaiyekan wants children, young adults screened for HIV

Archived, 42 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Religious groups must get more involved in the campaign against HIV/AIDS and educate their followers on the need to have their children screened for the disease.

The Catholic Archbishop for Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, made ...

A sea of pink to help beat cancer

Archived, 43 days ago From hastingsobserver.co.uk 

St Leonards, U K - Over a thousand women and children turned Alexandra Park into a sea of pink last Sunday (June 11), striding out to hit a target figure of £60,000 for the Cancer Research UK Race For Life.

The event was organised by Jenny Ainsworth of ...

Global leaders unite to bring polio one step closer to eradication

Archived, 43 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge US$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease.

Thirty years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 ...

Food bank is giving away repellent targeting Zika

Archived, 43 days ago From fortmyers.floridaweekly.com 

Fort Myers, FLORIDA - The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute 80,000 units of OFF! mosquito repellent during June, July and August to those in need throughout its service area of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

The mosquito repellent ...

UN help to eradicate malnutrition

Archived, 43 days ago From thehindu.com 

Chennai, INDIA - The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) will give technical assistance to the government in its efforts to create a malnutrition-free Kerala.

The Planning Board will hold discussions on the implementation of the recommendations ...

No overnight cure for type 1 diabetes – but closed loops offer respite

Archived, 43 days ago From pharmaphorum.com 

Surrey, U K - Patients living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families have to live with their disease and be mindful of its dangers 24/7 – not just when they are awake, but also when they are asleep.

The risk of night-time hypoglycaemia rema ...

WHO, UNICEF rushing to address cholera outbreak in Yemen

Archived, 44 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are taking forceful measures to address cholera outbreak in Yemen, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

UNICEF, WHO, and their partners have reached nearly 3 ...

Falmouth girl donates hair and £900 to Little Princess Trust

Archived, 44 days ago From falmouthpacket.co.uk 

Falmouth, U K - A Falmouth girl was so determined to help children with cancer that she grew her hair for a year, so that she could donate a whole wigs-worth.

Chloe Walton decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provid ...

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