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UNHCR begins expanding health centre in Malawi refugee camp; however, more support is needed

18 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - One day after giving birth to her second child, 23 year old Emanciana Kisissi has a lot to say about the conditions in the health center at Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi.

She is laying on a ripped plastic mattress, placed on a peeling ...

Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson turns out for Down Syndrome Day

19 hours ago From lancashiretelegraph.co.uk  View Original Article

Blackburn, U K - Hundreds of people helped to raise almost £2,000 in a ‘fantastic day’ raising awareness of Down Syndrome.

Accrington Lions held their third annual World Down Syndrome Day event at Mount Carmel RC High School.

The event h ...

UNFPA leading the provision of reproductive health services inside West Mosul

20 hours ago From iraq.unfpa.org  View Original Article

Amman, JORDAN - One month into the Military operations to retake the West side of Mosul city, the humanitarian needs of thousands of the families still residing inside the different neighbourhoods and districts remain a major concern. To meet the lifesaving needs of ...

Nasarawa Govt. partners UNICEF to tackle malnutrition

20 hours ago From aitonline.tv  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Nasarawa State Nutritional Officer, Amina Mohammed, stated this at a three-day training of community volunteers on infant and young child feeding held at Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

She also stressed the importance ...

UNICEF pledges more support for the health sector

22 hours ago From thisdaylive.com  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has renewed its commitment to support the Nigerian health sector towards improving maternal and child health, strengthening immunisation and revitalisation of Primary Healthcare system ...

Innovative vaccine could prevent thousands of child deaths from diarrhoea

24 hours ago From prezly.msf.org.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger, announced international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borde ...

Senegal and the Global Fund extend their partnership

42 hours ago From theglobalfund.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Honorable Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, today welcomed a delegation from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria led by Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director. The meeting marked the official signing of the Agreeme ...

Fifteen ambulances airlifted into Iraq to serve trauma needs in Mosul

42 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The World Health Organization with logistic support from the World Food Programme airlifted 15 fully equipped ambulances in order to strengthen the response to the increasing trauma and medical related emergencies in west Mosul. These ambulances will ...

Prince Harry serves lunch at Princess Diana's Leicester HIV charity

44 hours ago From news.sky.com  View Original Article

Isleworth, U K - Harry was happy to get stuck in and hand out plates of food to people who use the Leicestershire AIDS Support Service (LASS), a charity that has been helping those living with HIV and the families of patients for the past 30 years.

Dur ...

Northport's St. Baldrick’s Day raises $75K to end childhood cancer

44 hours ago From patch.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Students, family members, administrators and faculty members in the Northport-East Northport School District gathered at William J. Brosnan School for St. Baldrick’s Day on March 10 in the fight to end childhood cancer.

The school com ...

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