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In East Africa, universal HIV testing and treatment surpasses UNAIDS goals

6 hours ago From ucsf.edu  View Original Article

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

The findings, published June 6, 2017, ...

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

7 hours ago From go.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine ...

Breakthrough as WFP food convoy reaches besieged Syrian town

7 hours ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - A convoy of three trucks from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) using a newly opened land corridor has arrived in Qamishli in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh governorate, carrying lifesaving food assistance for hungry families. This is the f ...

Mohammed Bin Rashid charity supports Iraqi returnees in Mosul

8 hours ago From emirates247.com  View Original Article

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, MBRHC, on Tuesday signed an agreement to secure cash assistance for over 1,240 returnee Iraqi families in Mosul. Through this agreement, the ...

CRUK launches next phase of cancer ‘Grand Challenge’

9 hours ago From pharmaphorum.com  View Original Article

Surrey, U K - Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has laid out the second phase of its “Grand Challenge Fund”, an invitation to academic research teams to solve some of the biggest puzzles in oncology.

CRUK, one of the biggest non-profit funders of cancer res ...

ECOWAS Commission and partners donate food to refugees in Abuja

9 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugee Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have donated food items worth USD 3,000 to refugees in Abuj ...

Zimbabwe launches 10.9 mln USD appeal for refugees

9 hours ago From xinhuanet.com  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Zimbabwe and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday launched a 10.9 million U.S. dollar inter-agency appeal to help about 11,000 refugees and asylum seekers who are staying at a refugee camp in the south-east of the co ...

Raising awareness of stroke in West Wales

10 hours ago From tenby-today.co.uk  View Original Article

Tenby, U K - The Stroke Association in partnership with Weight Watchers in West Wales has delivered a series of stroke awareness and stroke prevention talks over the last eight weeks. The sessions were delivered in Haverfordwest, Narberth, Aberaeron and Cardigan. ...

Aid workers readying for Mosul exodus — UNHCR

10 hours ago From jordantimes.com  View Original Article

‎Amman, JORDAN - Aid workers are preparing for a potentially massive outflow of civilians from Mosul’s Old City, the UN refugee agency’s representative in Iraq said, raising fears for civilians being held as human shields.

Speaking to AFP in Arbil, the ...

The world's first solar-powered refugee camp

30 hours ago From devex.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - In the sprawling refugee camp that now dominates the desert landscape of Azraq in Jordan, many refugees have lived without consistent access to power for more than a year. The protracted nature of the Syrian civil war means that those working in the ...

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