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MSF treating emergencies in Qayyarah hospital

28 mins ago From military-technologies.net  View Original Article

Warsaw, POLAND - The hospital opened by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Qayyarah, Iraq, last December is around 35 miles (60 km) south of Mosul. Distant enough not to hear the sounds of airstrikes and rocket fire, but sufficiently close for ...

Charity urges action as cancer rates rise over the last decade

2 hours ago From scotsman.com  View Original Article

Kevan Christie, U K - Campaigners at Cancer Research UK are urging the Scottish Government to develop a new obesity strategy to curb the “barrage” of supermarket deals on junk food, with rising levels of obesity being linked to cancer.

Overall, 31,467 peop ...

Universities begin unique partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

3 hours ago From manchester.ac.uk  View Original Article

Manchester, U K - The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have signed a unique partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in order to deliver an educati ...

Jog-a-thon raises money for March of Dimes

5 hours ago From bullardcharger.com  View Original Article

Burnsville, MINNESOTA - More than 200 Bullard students took part in a Jog-a-thon fundraiser on campus last Friday. The event was hosted by the Leadership class during fourth period in support of the March of Dimes.

The organization raises money to help premat ...

Mount’s ‘St. Baldrick’s’ raises $750 to fight childhood cancer

23 hours ago From hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com  View Original Article

Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK - It was hair today, gone tomorrow for Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving on April 20.

The hair-razing event, organized by journalism and English student Tanner Tait of ...

UN migration agency, partners redouble efforts to ‘End Malaria for Good’

25 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Today (25 April), IOM, the UN Migration Agency joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and other partners to End Malaria for Good, and bring attention to how the burden of malaria continues to be greatest in the l ...

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

26 hours ago From bbc.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

But it ...

$50 mln partnership to protect kids from measles, rubella – AP, UNICEF join hands to save children

26 hours ago From arabtimesonline.com  View Original Article

Al Asimah, KUWAIT - Alwaleed Philanthropies Global, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and UNICEF announce today a $50 million partnership to help achieve a world where no child dies from measles or is born with severe disabilities caused by ...

Ethiopia: Thousands hit by outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea during worst drought for decades

29 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An important outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are working alongside Ethiopian ...

UNFPA in conjunction with MOH carrying out Fistula operations in Aweil, South Sudan

47 hours ago From oyetimes.com  View Original Article

Brampton, CANADA - This comes after a mobilization was carried out by the State hospital in mid-March this year. In response, 39 patients out of 150 registered cases have turned up for operations which will take 2-3 weeks.

United Nations Populations Fund ...

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