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WHO, Pfizer seek acceleration of global access to vaccines

Archived, 4 days ago From guardian.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Following the ongoing Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic in Nigeria and as part of activities to mark the World Immunisation Week (WIW), April 24 to 30, Pfizer pharmaceuticals and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have called for acceleration ...

Qatar Charity intensifies Yemen relief efforts

Archived, 4 days ago From gulf-times.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Charity’s Relief Department director Mohamed al-Kaabi has said their organisation has plans to expand their relief works to several territories affected by war and other situations like drought and famine.

Al-Kaabi said this whil ...

IOM assists Paraguay’s push for ‘Malaria-Free country’ certification

Archived, 4 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting Paraguay to achieve World Health Organization (WHO) certification as a malaria free country. To achieve this important certification, IOM is working closely with Paraguay’s Ministry of ...

Over 1500 migrants saved in major central Mediterranean operation

Archived, 4 days ago From normangeestar.net 

San Antonio, TEXAS - More than 24,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy over the first three months of 2017, many more than the 18,000 people who crossed during the same time period in 2016, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ...

UNICEF gets access to Sudan's armed conflict areas

Archived, 4 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - Sudan government has granted the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) a permit to access Sudan's armed conflict areas, according to a report of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Saturday.

" ...

Mercy Corps conducts first cash aid distribution in Mosul, Iraq

Archived, 6 days ago From benzinga.com 

Detroit, MICHIGAN - The global organization Mercy Corps has begun providing civilians in the eastern half of Mosul with cash assistance, the first international aid organization to do so. The government of Iraq estimates that military operations in Mosul have led more t ...

UNHCR sends relief items for Congolese IDPs

Archived, 6 days ago From pmnewsnigeria.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is shipping tents, mosquito nets and other essential relief items to Angola, where some 9,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled this month alone.

Mr Babar B ...

Alzheimer’s charity recruits volunteers to combat loneliness

Archived, 6 days ago From sundaypost.com 

Dundee, U K - Research by the Alzheimer’s Society has found nearly two-thirds (63%) of people with dementia who live alone are lonely.

But it doesn’t have to be that way — and chances are, you can do something about it.

As little as a ...

UNICEF calls for action to prevent more deaths in Central Mediterranean as attempted crossings spike

Archived, 6 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Noting increases in number of migrants, including children, attempting to reach European shores using the Central Mediterranean route, and consequent rise in number of deaths, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for safe and legal ...

More women are receiving preventive medicine for malaria during pregnancy in Africa

Archived, 6 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - "I am sleeping under an insecticide-treated net and have taken the medication against malaria every time. I never had any fever during pregnancy – and I never got sick. I am very happy about this – for my baby and for myself."

Esther i ...

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