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WHO’s famine response plan in South Sudan focuses on working with partners to prevent spread of diseases amongst people weakened by food insecurity

Archived, 21 days ago From afro.who.int 

Brazzaville, CONGO - The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to scale up its response to reduce preventable deaths and diseases, and provide health services in famine-affected areas of South Sudan. In February 2017, famine was declared in the former Unity State, wh ...

Outlander’s Sam Heughan is the driving force behind an ‘extraordinary’ group of charity fundraisers – and he’s really modest about it too

Archived, 21 days ago From thescottishsun.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - For the last two years, dashing actor Sam Heughan, 36, has been inspiring fans to plank, do press ups and fasten their running shoes, as the founder of My Peak Challenge (MPC).

Members – or Peakers as they are affectionately known – se ...

WHO to immunise 1.9M children against polio in Borno

Archived, 21 days ago From leadership.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The World Health Organization ( WHO) has yesterday said about 1.9 million children have been targeted for Polio immunization in Borno state this year.

WHO reported that the 1.9 million children mostly from Boko Haram ravaged communitie ...

New measles immunisation effort to counter outbreaks

Archived, 21 days ago From phnompenhpost.com 

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - Cambodia’s National Immunization Program hopes to vaccinate some 1.6 million children – aged 6 months to 59 months – as part of a $1.5 million measles-rubella vaccination campaign to deal with ongoing measles outbreaks, an official said yesterday.

Tattoo parlor raises money for muscular dystrophy

Archived, 21 days ago From cumberlink.com 

Carlisle, PENNSYLVANIA - Drop of Ink Tattoos and Body Piercing in Mechanicsburg was abuzz with activity midnight Friday to midnight Saturday for the fifth annual 24-Hour Tattoo Marathon benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

By mid-afternoon Saturday, ...

Over $300K raised at Boston walk for multiple sclerosis

Archived, 21 days ago From fox25boston.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - Over 1,500 people walked in Boston Sunday to raise over $300,000 for research into a devastating nerve disease.

About 12,000 people are affected by multiple sclerosis in Massachusetts. It cuts off the connection between the brain and ...

Providing much-needed care in Tal Afar

Archived, 23 days ago From military-technologies.net 

Warsaw, POLAND - In Tal Afar District, northwest of Mosul, a dire lack of functional medical facilities is preventing the population from accessing health care. In response, MSF is expanding its activities in the area, opening a maternity clinic in October 2016 and, ...

UNICEF trains 24 health workers in Borno IDPs camp

Archived, 23 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), said it has trained 24 health workers in Borno, on measures to prevent malnutrition among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Mr Walton Beckley, said ...

UNICEF to scale up nutrition programme in Gombe

Archived, 23 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will scale up its nutrition programme in Gombe State local governments, its Nutrition Programme Consultant, Mrs Olufummilayo Adebambo, said.

Adebambo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Fri ...

USAID and World Food Programme improved the nutritional status of people living with HIV/AIDS

Archived, 23 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the successful completion of the U.S.-funded Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project. Over the past five years, the project ...

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