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U2 private concert, tea with Bono and Julia Roberts raffled off to support AIDS charity

44 hours ago From samaritanmag.com  View Original Article

Brea, CALIFORNIA - You could win yourself a private U2 concert experience or an afternoon drinking tea with U2 lead singer Bono and actress Julia Roberts by supporting the (RED) charity to combat HIV/AIDS.

Created in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, (RED) ...

Measles campaign starts in north-eastern Nigeria

47 hours ago From outbreaknewstoday.com  View Original Article

Tampa, FLORIDA - A mass measles vaccination campaign began last Friday in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in north-eastern Nigeria, in which nearly 5 million children aged from 6 months to 10 years are to be vaccinated.

“This measles vaccination campaig ...

Iraq’s growing mental health problem

Archived, 2 days ago From irinnews.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Iraq already had shortages of psychiatrists and psychologists before the rise of so-called Islamic State. Now, as hundreds of thousands of civilians emerge from years of IS rule, the impact of those shortfalls is becoming painfully clear.

UNFPA, partners raise funds to support fistula patients

Archived, 2 days ago From businessghana.com 

Accra, GHANA - A fund to support women and girls who suffer from Obstetric Fistula has been set up by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners.

The initiative is to support national efforts at ending obstetric fistula in Ghana by 2030. ...

United Kingdom helps WFP fight malnutrition in Mozambique

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.

The contribution from UKaid will provide nutritional support over the next six ...

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

Archived, 2 days ago From citifmonline.com 

Accra, GHANA - The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.

Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.

The ...

Cancer Research UK ‘breaks down taboo’ around cancer with live colonoscopy ad

Archived, 2 days ago From marketingweek.com 

London, U K - Cancer Research UK will air a live colonoscopy during an ad break on Channel 4 to bring home the “reality of cancer”.

The 90-second advert, titled ‘Live from the Inside’ and created by Anomaly, will be shown at approximately 3.25pm tod ...

Mencap opens first of over 100 planned charity stores in Bury

Archived, 3 days ago From burytimes.co.uk 

Bolton, U K - Learning disability charity Mencap has opened its first UK store in Bury.

The new branch, located at Unit 2 Victoria Street, was officially opened by managers from the charity and people with learning difficulties.

The B ...

4.7 million children in Northeast Nigeria get measles vaccination Friday

Archived, 4 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - No fewer than 4.7 million children from Northeast of Nigeria are to be vaccinated against measles from Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Country Representative of WHO, said the UN-backed mas ...

£1 million pledged for plan to create world-leading cancer research team in Aberdeen

Archived, 5 days ago From eveningexpress.co.uk 

Aberdeen, U K - Cancer research in the North-east will be stepped up over the next five years, with plans to invest more than £4 million forming a new world-leading oncology team.

Charity Friends of ANCHOR has already started the ball rolling, pledgin ...

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