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World Refugee Day: WHO training enables Syrian doctors and nurses to provide health care in Turkey

Archived, 122 days ago From euro.who.int 

Copenhagen, DENMARK - “We and the Turkish doctors are working like brothers and sisters.” These are the words of Muhammed Hattab, 1 of more than 3 million Syrian refugees now living in Turkey – the country with the highest number of refugees in the world. A doctor w ...

Big turnout as rock star brings charity campaign to Wrexham

Archived, 122 days ago From leaderlive.co.uk 

Mold, U K - Mike Peters, frontman of rock band The Alarm, and his wife Jules arrived at The Racecourse on Friday as part of his charity walk.

It forms part of the By Your Side’ cancer care campaign, set up by the pair alongside Betsi Cadwaladr ...

Polio eradication gets financial boost but suffers setbacks in Syria and Congo

Archived, 122 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - It is not quite time to declare it the ‘best of times and worst of times’ for the global effort to eradicate polio, but two new outbreaks of the infectious disease definitely puts a damper on the celebration regarding renewed international financ ...

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

Archived, 122 days ago From caritas.org 

Vatican City, Vatican - A partnership between Caritas Internationalis, the US the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS recently made it possible for key stakeholders to gather in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisatio ...

The pneumonia vaccine could save your life

Archived, 123 days ago From theherald.com.au 

Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - People die from pneumonia. Often.

Despite this, there is a lack of awareness about the disease.

Some people don’t know there’s a vaccine against it. Others know about the vaccine but haven’t made the effort to get ...

Lead Poisoning: MSF, FG treat 5000 children in Zamfara

Archived, 123 days ago From nigeriatoday.ng 

Akwa Ibom, NIGERIA - The head of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Nigeria, Phillip Aruna has said the organisation has been able to treat 5,000 children of lead poisoning in Zamfara State, since it commenced in 2010.

Recall that LEAD p ...

Ladies in the soup at Pretty Muddy to help fight breast cancer

Archived, 123 days ago From bournemouthecho.co.uk 

Bournemouth, U K - IT was a pretty muddy experience for the 1,200 women who took part in a race to beat breast cancer.

Baiter Park in Poole was a sea of pink as females from across the south gathered to raise funds and awareness of work by Cancer Researc ...

Dusit golf tourney raises $30K for cleft lip, cleft palate surgeries

Archived, 123 days ago From guampdn.com 

Hagåtña, Guam - The Dusit Smiles Golf Championship raised more than $30,000 to go toward Guam children in need of surgery for cleft lip and cleft palate, according to a news release.

More than 70 teams and dozens of sponsors participated in support of ...

GAVI approves $20m for strengthening of cold chain system

Archived, 123 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has approved a grant of US $20 million to enable Pakistan to strengthen the cold chain system for vaccines under the Expanded Programme on Immunization.

The GAVI Boa ...

UNICEF steps in to pay Yemen’s doctors as war and cholera rage

Archived, 125 days ago From nytimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Desperate to halt the cholera crisis afflicting Yemen, UNICEF has taken the unusual step of paying the country’s doctors and nurses, who have not received salaries in months.

The regional director for UNICEF, Geert Cappelaere, said o ...

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