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Goal to eliminate neglected tropical diseases moves ahead

Archived, 7 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Governments and private donors have pledged $812 million to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at a five-day summit convened to advance efforts to fight river blindness, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis and other disabling dis ...

Liberian leader, WFP regional boss pledged support to zero-hunger strategic review & school meals

Archived, 8 days ago From gnnliberia.com 

Monrovia, LIBERIA - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and World Food Programme Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng have reaffirmed their support for the ongoing government-led zero hunger strategic review exercise and the school feeding (also known ...

Bulgaria to provide humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria

Archived, 8 days ago From novinite.com 

Sofia, BULGARIA - The Bulgarian government approved the provision of humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria. The aid totalled to EUR 300,000, provided from the approved funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget for official development support and hum ...

Save the Children brings 300 refugees and migrants to safety as search and rescue capacity in the Mediterranean pushed to breaking point

Archived, 8 days ago From savethechildren.net 

London, U K - Save the Children’s search and rescue ship, the VOS HESTIA, has carried out its first mission of 2017 bringing hundreds of refugees and migrants rescued from the Mediterranean safely to Italian shores. The group were one of the multiple rescues over ...

UNWFP sending food aid from Dubai to drought-hit Somalia

Archived, 8 days ago From khaleejtimes.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A total of $272 million is needed by the United Nations World Food Programme in a span of five months to bring the malnutrition problem that has taken over drought-hit Somalia under control.

The UNWFP headquarters in Dubai is sending o ...

With new online tool, MSF invites Pfizer, GSK investors to weigh in on vaccine pricing

Archived, 8 days ago From fiercepharma.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - After years of protesting against Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline’s pneumococcal vaccine pricing, Médecins Sans Frontières is empowering pharma investors to get involved.

On Thursday, the international charity will roll out an online platfo ...

£2.5 million Cancer Research UK collaboration to target ‘undruggable’ RAS

Archived, 8 days ago From drugtargetreview.com 

Kent, U K - Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF) have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US to tackle one of the toughest challenges in cancer that has thwarted researchers ...

Somaliland: UN staff donates 7000$ to National Drought Response Committee

Archived, 8 days ago From unpo.org 

Brussels, BELGIUM - Representatives of UNICEF, WFP, UNCHR, UNDP, FAO, UN-Habitat, and the Resident Coordinator’s Office today (19 April 2017) delivered a donation to the National Drought Response Committee totaling USD $ 7000.

The donation represents a pe ...

Save the Children initiates efforts to strengthen health workforce in Lagos

Archived, 8 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - With statistics showing a slack in the number of workers in the health workforce, the Lagos State government has concluded plansto adopt its Human Resources for Health (HRH) policy in order to identify, highlight, strengthen and proffer solution as w ...

This campaign by Montblanc uses writing to help support child literacy

Archived, 9 days ago From star2.com 

Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA - Do you take being able to read and write for granted? The reality is that not everyone enjoys the same privilege. There are millions of children around the world today who don’t have access to a basic primary school education.

Montblan ...

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