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The pneumonia vaccine could save your life

Archived, 538 days ago From theherald.com.au 

Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - People die from pneumonia. Often.

Despite this, there is a lack of awareness about the disease.

Some people don’t know there’s a vaccine against it. Others know about the vaccine but haven’t made the effort to get ...

World Refugee Council raises alarm over S. Sudan crisis

Archived, 538 days ago From sudantribune.com 

Paris, FRANCE - The World Refugee Council (WRC) says nations have not done enough to help Uganda and it neighbours handle South Sudan’s humanitarian "tragedy".

The global body, in a statement, said nations must "share the responsibility for protecti ...

WFP rushes food aid to war-torn and famine-hit South Sudan

Archived, 538 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - With the beginning of the rainy season and accompanying difficulties caused by unpaved roads, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is racing with time to deliver food aid via Sudanese humanitarian corridors to thousands of people affected by war and fam ...

Lead Poisoning: MSF, FG treat 5000 children in Zamfara

Archived, 538 days ago From nigeriatoday.ng 

Akwa Ibom, NIGERIA - The head of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Nigeria, Phillip Aruna has said the organisation has been able to treat 5,000 children of lead poisoning in Zamfara State, since it commenced in 2010.

Recall that LEAD p ...

RAF funds UN food programme for Syrian kids

Archived, 539 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - The United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) is implementing a project, financed by Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF), at a cost of QR2m for distributing food to Syrian children suffering from malnutrition.

Ladies in the soup at Pretty Muddy to help fight breast cancer

Archived, 539 days ago From bournemouthecho.co.uk 

Bournemouth, U K - IT was a pretty muddy experience for the 1,200 women who took part in a race to beat breast cancer.

Baiter Park in Poole was a sea of pink as females from across the south gathered to raise funds and awareness of work by Cancer Researc ...

EU donate vessels to Turkey to deal with migration crisis

Archived, 539 days ago From newsghana.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - The Turkish Coastguard (TUR CG) received in Antalya two search and rescue vessels. The vessels are part of a EUR 20 million agreement between the European Union and the UN Migration Agency (IOM).

The Turkish Government responded to the ...

United Kingdom announces new humanitarian assistance for Somalia

Archived, 539 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Kingdom has announced an additional aid package of 60 million British pounds (about $77 million) to Somalia to help tackle the current humanitarian crisis caused by the prolonged drought.

The announcement was made yesterday ...

GAVI approves $20m for strengthening of cold chain system

Archived, 539 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has approved a grant of US $20 million to enable Pakistan to strengthen the cold chain system for vaccines under the Expanded Programme on Immunization.

The GAVI Boa ...

UNICEF to facilitate education of 1 million girls in five northern states

Archived, 540 days ago From dailytrust.com.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Fall disclosed this via a press statement signed by its spokesman, Mr. Geoffrey Njoku.

Fall who lamented that Nigeria has the largest number of girls not in school said that UNICEF has l ...

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