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Polio vaccine starts in Sierra Leone

33 hours ago From sierraexpressmedia.com  View Original Article

Freetown, SIERRA LEONE - The Child Health/Expanded Programme on Immunization in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation will today launched the first round of National Immunization Days (NIDS) at the Janneh Wright Clinic east of Freetown during which period mothers are expecte ...

Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response

34 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency today said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis.

“ ...

Swaziland: For patients with extensively multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), treatment is a gruelling journey with severe side effects

35 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - "I was receiving injections every day. The Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF) team would visit every now and then to make sure I was getting my injections. The doctor says the injections are why I became deaf," says Winile, a TB patient who lost her hear ...

5.6 million children to be vaccinated against polio in high-risk areas

Archived, 2 days ago From pajhwok.com 

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN - The Ministry of Public Health, together with UNICEF and WHO, will tomorrow launch the second round of Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) campaign of 2017 in high-risk areas to vaccinate 5.6 million children under age of five against polio. The ca ...

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services (ADSS) is the Messenger's Charity of the Year

Archived, 2 days ago From kentonline.co.uk 

Kent, U K - More than 100 types of dementia exist, which affect the brain in many different ways, but people living with any of them will be welcomed by the Messenger’s Charity of the Year for 2017.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services (ADSS) ...

ICRC says dozens wounded in Upper Nile fighting

Archived, 2 days ago From radiotamazuj.org 

Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said its medical team has received dozens of wounded people after clashes between government troops and opposition fighters in various areas in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.

Alyona ...

Alzheimer Society presents free workshop for caregivers

Archived, 2 days ago From abbynews.com 

Abbotsford, CANADA - The Alzheimer Society of B.C. holds a free workshop, starting March 4, for people who care for a family member with dementia.

The Family Caregiver Workshop runs for three Saturdays – March 4, 11 and 18 – from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ...

Fundraising plunge helps to fight breast cancer

Archived, 2 days ago From thedailyjournal.com 

Vineland, NEW JERSEY - Bright sunshine and temperatures above 60 degrees took the cold sting out of the 14th annual Snowflake Plunge at Union Lake here Saturday morning.

Instead of hunkering down in their cars before the plunge and racing to the mobile warmi ...

Colorado researchers help with artificial pancreas system for Type I diabetes patients

Archived, 5 days ago From kdvr.com 

Denver, COLORADO - If you live with type I diabetes, you spend a lot of time monitoring your blood sugar levels, but a new device and research being done right here in Colorado, could change that. The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at CU Anschutz in Aurora has been ...

Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera

Archived, 5 days ago From newkerala.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, the UN agency said in a news release.

With this gift from ...

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