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IOM responds as cholera outbreak spreads in South Sudan

Archived, 17 days ago From southsudan.iom.int 

Juba, South Sudan - An IOM Rapid Response Team was deployed to Jonglei, South Sudan, late last month (25 April) in response to a cholera outbreak affecting more than 230 people in Ayod County. The IOM team is supporting local health partners to rapidly scale up the emer ...

UCI mosquito project receives $2 million from Gates Foundation to fight malaria

Archived, 17 days ago From ocregister.com 

Anaheim, CALIFORNIA - UC Irvine has received $2 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to genetically modify a species of mosquito found in Africa so that it can no longer spread malaria.

The work, led by molecular biologist Anthony James, is ex ...

UNICEF, NOA set agenda for safe motherhood in Imo

Archived, 17 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Pregnant women in Imo State have been advised to patronize public hospitals to avail themselves the teachings of safe motherhood practices offered freely by medical experts.

The Imo State Director of National Orientation Agency, NOA, M ...

Fill the boot, save a life: Waxahachie firefighters kickoff drive to fight muscular dystrophy

Archived, 17 days ago From waxahachietx.com 

Waxahachie, TEXAS - Waxahachie Firefighters kicked off their annual Fill the Boot Campaign on Friday with hopes to aid people battling muscular dystrophy and find a cure for the disease.

According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, muscular dystrophy is a grou ...

Eye clinic aims to get Exeter's homeless off the streets

Archived, 17 days ago From devonlive.com 

Exeter, U K - Free eye care will be offered to homeless people in Exeter in a bid to help them get off the streets and into employment.

Vision Care for Homeless People is set to launch an eye clinic at the Clock Tower Surgery based at CoLab, as it b ...

Yemen: MSF calls for increased response to cholera outbreak

Archived, 18 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Yemen are receiving and treating a growing number of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea patients in the governorates of Amran, Hajja, Al-Dhale’, Taiz, and Ibb.

The number ...

U.S. approves US$ 275 million for Gavi in fiscal year 2017 budget

Archived, 18 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance welcomed final approval of the U.S. fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill that includes US$ 275 million for Gavi, funding that will greatly enhance Gavi’s capacity to purchase and deliver life-saving vaccines for children in ...

Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

Archived, 18 days ago From tulsaworld.com 

Skiatook, OKLAHOMA - During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.

Accord ...

World Health Organization responds to MN-Somalia measles connection

Archived, 18 days ago From alphanewsmn.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has its work cut out for it in combatting a dangerous breakout of measles in drought-stricken Somalia.

The country’s severe drought has reduced the availability of safe drinking water, and created pr ...

‘Pink Fund' helps women battling cancer pay bills

Archived, 18 days ago From myfoxzone.com 

San Angelo, TEXAS - “I had early-stage disease that was unlikely to take my life, but it did take my livelihood.”

Molly MacDonald was diagnosed with breast cancer during a job transition.

She had no income and was paying Cobra Insurance for ...

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