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MSF to aid actors: 'Step up' efforts against hepatitis E outbreak in Chad

Archived, 12 days ago From devex.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Médecins Sans Frontières has just declared a hepatitis E outbreak in the southeastern region of Chad in hopes of rousing other humanitarian organizations to help contain the epidemic.

Since Sept. 2016, the international medical humanit ...

Thousands get water lifeline in Kenya

Archived, 12 days ago From timeslive.co.za 

Rosebank, SOUTH AFRICA - The well has become an oasis in the impoverished dry lands of east Africa where charities say back-to-back droughts are threatening the lives of millions of children.

Originally built to meet the needs of 12 herders and their families, ...

Qatar Charity treats & restores vision of 450 patients in Niger

Archived, 13 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Charity (QC) provided treatment to 450 people suffering with eye problems in Niger under its massive health project worldwide.

The initiative Atta Alkheir (Good giving) aimed at setting up medical camp to help treating and restor ...

Dozens of Irish medics jetting to Vietnam in charity surgery bid

Archived, 13 days ago From irishmirror.ie 

Westport, IRELAND - Dozens of Irish medics will jet to Vietnam this summer to operate on patients and train local doctors.

The group of 60 surgeons, anesthetists, physiotherapists and nurses are fund-raising for the week-long mission this May.

IOM targets unaccompanied migrant children in Mesoamerica

Archived, 13 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Experts from seven Mesoamerican countries who work with unaccompanied migrant children transiting the region have taken part in a regional training organized by IOM in Costa Rica.

Central America and Mexico see large numbers of migrant ...

UN, Red Cross send 41 vehicles with aid to Syrian Homs province

Archived, 13 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Syrian Arab Red Crescent sent 41 vehicles with aid to the Syrian town of Talbiseh in the province of Homs, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The United Nations, the Intern ...

Addressing funding gap to save millions of Nigerian children from malnutrition

Archived, 13 days ago From leadership.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - Recent survey by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that malnutrition accounts for the death of 2,300 Nigerian children daily.

It also notes that more than 2.5 million children under the age of five are suffering fro ...

UNICEF, South Kordofan sign U.S.$5 million plan

Archived, 13 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The South Kordofan state government signed an agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for an operational plan in health and education, costing more than $5 million dollars.

The Governor of South Kordofan, Eisa Adam A ...

JDRF & Lilly Canada fund UBC research that could allow people with type 1 diabetes to produce their own insulin

Archived, 13 days ago From marketwired.com 

Toronto, CANADA - JDRF and Lilly Canada have awarded a post-doctoral fellowship grant of CAN$60,000 to promising researcher Dr. Cara Ellis, a post-doctoral fellow from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The grant will support studies into cell-based therapies, ...

In South Sudan, FAO and WFP help Bahr el-Gazal farmers increase their resilience

Archived, 13 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon as the smouldering heat of the day begins to ease, and a determined, active woman named Abung Koch is bustling back and forth in the community garden in the centre of Aweil. There is no time to waste, as this is the pe ...

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