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Maternal and child healthcare facility renovated by UNHCR

Archived, 18 days ago From dawn.com 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The refurbishment of a maternal and child health facility in Quetta has been completed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide quality health services to women and children.

A ceremony marking the occasion was held ...

Cove mom becomes ‘Shavee,’ helps fight child cancer with ‘Brave the Shave’

Archived, 18 days ago From kdhnews.com 

Killeen, TEXAS - On Dec. 19, a Copperas Cove mother of two participated in a “Brave the Shave” event at ESG Yoga in Cove.

The event helped raise funds for the of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that helps families and children facing childho ...

Jordan: Clinic to treat ‘silent killers’ sees patient numbers rise

Archived, 20 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An MSF project in northern Jordan to treat people suffering from non-communicable diseases is seeing high numbers of patients for the second year running.

A total of 3,700 patients – 69 percent of them Syrian refugees and 31 percent vu ...

Dementia awareness training reaches Greater Sudbury

Archived, 20 days ago From cbc.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - A new program being offered by the Alzheimer society in Sudbury, Ont. aims to help staff at businesses in the community better understand and recognize the symptoms of the disease.

Josée Préseault, a financial planner at Desjardins in ...

Gift of blood gives life

Archived, 20 days ago From illinoishomepage.net 

Champaign, ILLINOIS - The American Red Cross says every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.

For some people in central Illinois, a blood donation meant the difference between life and death.

We caught up with blood donors a ...

Breast cancer charity condemns proposal to remove ‘vital’ drug from the NHS

Archived, 20 days ago From inews.co.uk 

London, U K - The UK’s leading breast cancer research charity has condemned a controversial draft decision which could block a pioneering treatment for the disease from being routinely available on the NHS.

Breast Cancer Now (BCN) called the prelimi ...

Lifton the medical detection dog gives woman 'her life back'

Archived, 20 days ago From tavistock-today.co.uk 

Tavistock, U K - Villagers in Lifton raised funds and sponsored the training of the black Labrador cross curly coat retriever named Lifton, several years ago. He was trained as a diabetes alert dog and helped a diabetic lady until her circumstances changed. Lifton wa ...

Newcastle scientists set to get £7.9 million boost for cancer research

Archived, 20 days ago From neconnected.co.uk 

Surrey, U K - The Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre is a partnership between the charity, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund (NECC ...

Sarasota YMCA's diabetes prevention program

Archived, 21 days ago From srqmagazine.com 

Sarasota, FLORIDA - The YMCA knows that the best way to reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes is prevention—and awareness is the first step to prevention. With only 10 percent of the 86 million Americans aware of their condition, the Y understands that it will take everyo ...

UNFPA distributes 53,000 condoms at Calabar carnival

Archived, 21 days ago From thewhistler.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says it has so far distributed over 53,000 condoms through its Wise-up Cross River State campaign at Calabar Christmas Village.

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, UNFPA, Wise-up Cross Rive ...

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