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Footballing legend Peter Shilton backs bid to improve health and raise charity cash

40 hours ago From gazette-news.co.uk  View Original Article

Colchester, U K - Footballing legend Peter Shilton is backing a bid to improve health and raise funds for charity.

The former England goalkeeper is supporting his fiancee Steph Haywood who is an ambassador for St Helena Hospice.

Ms Haywoo ...

Polio eradication: Pakistanís progress reviewed

42 hours ago From tribune.com.pk  View Original Article

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication met on Tuesday to deliberate on progressive efforts to stop transmission of the virus in the country.

TAG members were briefed by federal and provincial emergency operations centr ...

Swedish govt pledges $24m towards health fund

42 hours ago From newsday.co.zw  View Original Article

Harare, ZIMBABWE - The fund, managed by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF), is targeted at improving maternal and adolescent health by strengthening health support systems.

Speaking at the signing ceremony ...

UN to offer U.S. $1.9 million to curb cholera outbreak in Somalia

Archived, 2 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will release 1.9 million U.S. dollars to help contain the outbreak of cholera in Somalia.

OCHA said in its report on Thursday that the money, from the UN Central Emergency R ...

Charity hands out free at-home HIV tests to gay men and black Africans

Archived, 2 days ago From nursinginpractice.com 

London, U K - A leading sexual health charity is offering home HIV test kits for free as part of a pilot scheme to tackle the disease.

The Terrance Higgins Trust is offering 4,500 HIV test kits to people who are at high risk of the disease, includin ...

Tampa charity to give out Zika kits to homeless

Archived, 2 days ago From wlrn.org 

Miami, FLORIDA - Hundreds of families in Tampa Bay live in their cars, tents and in the woods.

A Tampa charity said thatís why they are distributing kits to the homeless to help protect them from mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika.

...

Providing vital health services in a refugee camp

Archived, 2 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The slow, thoughtful movements and speech of Kimenya Kimenya are deceiving. As Patron of Health Post #4 in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania, he is one of the busiest people here. Since April 2015, an influx of Burundians fleeing their c ...

Midnight walkers begin their charity meander for St Teresaís Hospice

Archived, 2 days ago From neconnected.co.uk 

Surrey, U K - Hundreds of walkers swapped pyjamas for fancy dress for a midnight meander that raised thousands of pounds for a cause close to their hearts.

Alice and Wonderland characters galore descended on South Park, Darlington, for the 9th annua ...

EU group seeks support for polio fight in Nigeria

Archived, 3 days ago From guardian.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The European Union Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) has called on government, religious and traditional leaders to support the eradication of polio as well as reduction of child morbidity and mortality in the country.

Town turns pink as women show cancer whoís boss

Archived, 3 days ago From thecourier.co.uk 

Dundee, U K - Among the competitors was brave Gemma Cassells from Kirkcaldy, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014.

The 24-year-old, who spent the following Christmas in isolation because the cancer-killing treatment made her radioactive, wa ...

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