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Mozambique: Stepping up to fast-track its AIDS response

Archived, 13 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - During a visit to Mozambique on 6 and 7 March, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures applauded the country’s efforts to Fast-Track its AIDS response. His visit took place at a critical moment for Mozambique, which is determined to accelerate i ...

Charity launches dementia advice service at Skipton surgery

Archived, 13 days ago From cravenherald.co.uk 

Skipton, U K - People affected by dementia or worried about their memory are being offered the chance to access a new dementia advice service at Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton.

Run by the Alzheimer’s Society following the success of a similar servi ...

Barlow goes bald in hope of breaking $100,000 in donations

Archived, 13 days ago From eastoncourier.com 

Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT - The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will hold one of its signature head-shaving events at Joel Barlow High School on March 13. Students, teachers, and local police ...

Hospital in the sky - Eye charity delivers record 10 million treatments in a single year as it arrives in Britain

Archived, 14 days ago From finance.yahoo.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Orbis, one of the world's leading eye charities, has reached a major milestone in patient care, delivering over 10 million treatments in a single year. Orbis's new 'third generation' Flying Eye Hospital, a unique aircraft that plays a vital role in t ...

National polio immunization campaign reaches five million children in Yemen as conflict intensifies

Archived, 14 days ago From unicef.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Amid escalating violence, UNICEF and partners have completed the first round of a nationwide door-to-door vaccination campaign reaching 5 million children under the age of five with oral polio vaccine and vitamin A supplementation.

In ...

On International Women's Day UNAIDS is urging countries to stop 1 million women and girls from becoming infected with HIV every year

Archived, 14 days ago From unaids.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On International Women’s Day UNAIDS has released a new report which shows that there is an urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women and girls. The report, When women lead, change happens, shows that globally in 2015, th ...

America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk raises $976,143 to fight leading health threats: heart disease and stroke

Archived, 14 days ago From madisoncountycourier.com 

Wampsville, NEW YORK - The Greater Utica Region drew a crowd of nearly 6,000walkers and runners that lined the streets Saturday, March 4. Participants helped raise $976,143 at America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. Heartfelt thanks and congratulations goes to all of the t ...

Autism charity launches new campaign – Autism Can!

Archived, 14 days ago From westbridgfordwire.com 

West Bridgford, U K - With a grant support of £19,653 from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Autism East Midlands have proudly launched their ‘Autism Can!’ campaign.

The grant will be spent on purchasing a variety of equipment, products, and supplie ...

Mosul's volunteer medics save lives near the front lines

Archived, 15 days ago From usatoday.com 

McLean, VIRGINIA - It's a relatively quiet day at this small "field hospital" on the edge of Abu Saif village, a short distance from the bloody siege underway in western Mosul. A diluted bloodstain on the floor is the only sign left of the frantic activity here two day ...

Keeping Abreast charity backing kickstarter campaign for revolutionary bra to help breast cancer patients

Archived, 15 days ago From edp24.co.uk 

Norwich, U K - Keeping Abreast supports women diagnosed with breast cancer who are facing a possible mastectomy or people who have gone through the operation.

It is supporting an online Kickstarter project to raise £30,000 so more than 500 Millie bra ...

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