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MSF welcomes WHO’s decision to include snakebite on its Neglected Tropical Diseases List

Archived, 567 days ago From gurtong.net 

Juba, South Sudan - Despite the fact that snakebite is estimated to kill over 100,000 people every year—more than any other disease on the list— there are hardly any resources to prevent and treat it, with very limited access to life-saving anti-venom therapy.

Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul

Archived, 567 days ago From mg.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - When Ahmed* arrived at Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) field hospital south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, many of the hospital’s staff burst into tears. For years, Ahmed, a skilled nurse, had been their colleague, caring for the sick and injured of ...

Rotary International, Gates Foundation increase commitments to end polio

Archived, 569 days ago From oshawaexpress.ca 

Oshawa, CANADA - Rotary International’s efforts to end polio have received another multi-million dollar boost through a partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Recently at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, it was announced ...

Cancer Research charity awards an extra £5m to Newcastle-based scientists for fight against childhood cancers

Archived, 569 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - Scientists in the region have been awarded £5 million funding for groundbreaking research to treat childhood cancers.

Three research teams at the Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre have been awarded funding to develop new breakthroug ...

Doctors Without Borders urges India's Modi to remain committed to affordable medicines during White House meeting

Archived, 569 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - As U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at the White House today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that U.S. pressure on India to change its drug regulatory and patent system could re ...

Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

Archived, 569 days ago From cumbernauld-news.co.uk 

Cumbernauld, U K - Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland will be marking National Sunglasses Day (Tuesday, June 27).

The charity is encouraging members of the public to post a #ShadesForSight sunglasses s ...

UAE’s humanitarian mission to treat 1,500 Yemeni patients

Archived, 569 days ago From zawya.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - As many as 139 Yemeni patients reached in Delhi in two batches in April and last week for medical treatment as part of the UAE’s extensive humanitarian mission to provide treatment for 1,500 Yemenis.

This major mission undertaken by ...

Ethiopia: MSF sees tenfold increase in children with malnutrition in Doolo zone

Archived, 570 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area.


Charity calls for new focus to combat Hep C infections

Archived, 570 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - A charity has called for greater efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C (HCV) from Scotland.

There are about 37,000 people living with the virus - but campaigners say as many again are undiagnosed.

A meeting in Edinburgh on Tu ...

Germany to double contributions to UNAIDS

Archived, 570 days ago From unaids.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Germany has announced that it will double its funding to UNAIDS in 2017-2018, to €5 million per year. Germany made the announcement at the 40th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, being held in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

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