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Kaduna to end cases of mother to child transmission of disease by 2020

12 hours ago From pulse.ng  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday expressed confidence that Kaduna State would end all new cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2020.

UNICEF’s Chief of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Ms Dorothy Nbori-Ngacha, s ...

Local group donates little red caps to newborns

14 hours ago From ajc.com  View Original Article

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Just like many of us in the month of February, Ed Moseley and the other residents at Dogwood Forest decided to spread love for a good cause.

Honoring February’s Heart Month, the residents knitted about 300 red caps for the newborns at ...

Caritas House offers support, housing to people with HIV or AIDS

14 hours ago From thedaonline.com  View Original Article

Morgantown, WEST VIRGINIA - Caritas House offers more than just housing for people with HIV or AIDS in Morgantown.

The house opened in Morgantown in 1994 as a home for those with HIV and AIDS, but has grown into a multi-faceted program focused on helping those wi ...

United Way helping area residents save on medication costs

16 hours ago From theprogressnews.com  View Original Article

Clearfield, PENNSYLVANIA - Clearfield Area United Way makes it easy for everyone to get help with prescription medications, both online and off.

When you get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, just show it to an area pharmacy. They will automatically ...

Dementia sufferers enjoy musical session designed to stimulate memory through singing in Rainham

17 hours ago From yellowad.co.uk  View Original Article

Basildon, U K - The ’Singing for the Brain’ programme, created by the Alzheimer’s Society, helps people with memory problems communicate through singing, aiding articulation and concentration.

Keith Prince, London assembly member for Havering and Redb ...

Boko Haram; MSF opens new 50-bed feeding centre for malnourished children

36 hours ago From premiumtimesng.com  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, an international humanitarian medical organisation, said it has set up a 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The new centre which was officially opened ...

Manny Pacquiao teams with Caribbean hospital, charity to provide free cardiac care for kids

37 hours ago From atlantablackstar.com  View Original Article

Atlanta, GEORGIA - World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland.

Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and ...

Call for $1.3bn to eradicate polio

38 hours ago From thenational.ae  View Original Article

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The world needs to spend a further US$1.3 billion (Dh4.7bn) to wipe out polio, says the World Health Organisation.

The world is closer than ever in achieving that goal, but more money is needed to reach children in operationally challe ...

QRCS aid breathes life into Mosul health facilities

39 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - As part of its large-scale relief intervention funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has initiated a program to support health centers in western Mosul, Iraq, with medications, medical supplies, and furniture.

Fort Smith teen donates locks to Wigs For Kids

40 hours ago From swtimes.com  View Original Article

Fort Smith, ARKANSAS - Long ago, baldness was the sole domain of middle-aged men and comic strip character Charlie Brown.

Now, however, baldness can be found on any age group or gender, from cancer patients and survivors to celebrities making a fashion state ...

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