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Survivors take a Step Out for Stroke in Heywood

Archived, 6 days ago From rochdaleonline.co.uk 

Rochdale, U K - The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk is a family fundraising event, open to everyone, regardless of age or ability and the charity is calling on people to register now and take part alongside local stroke survivors and their f ...

IOM rehabilitates school, constructs biggest cattle market in Darfur

Archived, 6 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - To support communities in East Darfur State, IOM, with support from the European Union, has rehabilitated Al-Sadaga Primary Girls’ School in the Abu Karinka locality and constructed and rehabilitated the Abu Matarig Cattle Market in the Bahr El Arab ...

Mary's Meals extends school feeding programme to more than 1.23 million children

Archived, 7 days ago From eveningtimes.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - A Scottish charity has added more than 43,000 children to its global school feeding programme since last September.

Mary's Meals said it is now reaching 1,230,171 of the world's poorest children with a nutritious daily meal in school.< ...

Nigeria, UNHCR partner on refugees return

Archived, 7 days ago From nan.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The Federal Government has pledged to strengthen its cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the voluntary return of Nigerian refugees outside the shores of the country.

‎‎The Minister ...

IOM assists 462 stranded West African migrants to return home from Libya

Archived, 7 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 13 April, IOM helped 156 stranded migrants – 145 men and 11 women – return home to Cote d’Ivoire from Libya. The group included two unaccompanied children, both of them female.

During the same week (18 April), 152 Malians – 14 women ...

Global charity says malnutrition “very critical”

Archived, 7 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The International charity “Save the Children’’ said its new study found “very critical” levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the worst affected parts of Somalia.

The organisation said this could spe ...

Cambridge co-hosts £250m dementia research hub as scientists find possible neurodegeneration treatment

Archived, 7 days ago From businessweekly.co.uk 

Cambridge, U K - Cambridge scientists believe they have identified a potential means to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Their breakthrough coincides with the announcement of a new £250 million UK Dementia Research Institut ...

OCHA concerned about humanitarian situation in Wau town, South Sudan

Archived, 7 days ago From oyetimes.com 

Brampton, CANADA - The Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in South Sudan (UNOCHA), Mr. Ian Ridley said the organization is greatly concerned with the on-going humanitarian crisis in Wau.

Ian Ridley who is the h ...

In Cuba, getting children back into classrooms after Hurricane Matthew

Archived, 7 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Cuba is under the permanent threat of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and drought, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country’s policies prioritize disaster risk reduction and environmental education, wit ...

MSF publishes study on the accuracy of HIV rapid diagnostic tests

Archived, 7 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An evaluation of the accuracy of HIV tests in five sub-Saharan African countries has been carried out by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The study was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and co-investigators ...

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