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Lesotho uses mobile tech to help HIV-positive women access treatment

Archived, 17 days ago From newsdeeply.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Less than a year after the launch of a project that uses mobile phone apps to help give HIV-positive women and children in two Lesotho districts better access to treatment, the initiative has proved so successful that it’s due to expand across the co ...

Democratic Republic of Congo: Fighting measles in South Kivu

Archived, 17 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In the middle of December, the MSF emergency team in South Kivu had been alerted that there were 10 people with measles. "I was afraid", says Sarah Lutz-Simon, head of the MSF emergency team in South Kivu. "When we arrived at the health centre, all t ...

100 health workers to be trained on newborn health

Archived, 17 days ago From kuenselonline.com 

Thimphu, Bhutan - More than 100 health workers from various parts of the country will be trained on best care for newborns using the Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) course starting from mid February this year.

The health ministry last week signed an ...

U.K. cancer charity awards £71 million for four major research challenges

Archived, 17 days ago From sciencemag.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Cancer Research UK, the cancer charity based in London, today announced up to £71 million in awards to four teams that will tackle some of the most daunting problems in cancer research. The 5-year Grand Challenge Awards will fund work on mapping tumo ...

FamilyWize & United Way continue community health events program with Walgreens

Archived, 17 days ago From businesswire.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - FamilyWize Community Service Partnership and their partner United Way, in collaboration with Walgreens, announced today the launch of the next series of Community Health Events in Florida. The program’s goal is to bring together patients and pharmaci ...

LFC legend Jamie Carragher urges city to help make cancer hospital a reality

Archived, 17 days ago From liverpoolecho.co.uk 

Liverpool, U K - Jamie Carragher has urged the public to back a huge fundraising appeal to pay for a new cancer hospital in Liverpool.

The Liverpool FC hero is one of several Merseyside sporting legends supporting The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s bid ...

Donors pledge to walk last mile with Pakistan in fight against polio

Archived, 18 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - International donors Thursday pledged to walk the last mile with Pakistan in its fight long-drawn fight to eradicate polio. The commitment came at a high-level meeting with donors of the Polio Eradication Initiative here at the National Emergency Ope ...

UNAIDS pledges support to Punjab on prevention of HIV/AIDS

Archived, 18 days ago From pakistanpoint.com 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - The Punjab AIDS Control Program arranged a meeting of different stakeholders working in the field of HIV,in the Committee Room of the Primary and Secondary Health Department here on Wedesday. The meeting was chaired by Dr Adnan Zafar Khan, Additional ...

MSF to aid actors: 'Step up' efforts against hepatitis E outbreak in Chad

Archived, 18 days ago From devex.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Médecins Sans Frontières has just declared a hepatitis E outbreak in the southeastern region of Chad in hopes of rousing other humanitarian organizations to help contain the epidemic.

Since Sept. 2016, the international medical humanit ...

Qatar Charity treats & restores vision of 450 patients in Niger

Archived, 18 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Charity (QC) provided treatment to 450 people suffering with eye problems in Niger under its massive health project worldwide.

The initiative Atta Alkheir (Good giving) aimed at setting up medical camp to help treating and restor ...

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