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WHO and health cluster partners cope with health needs of internally displaced persons in South Sudan

Archived, 7 days ago From news-medical.net 

Mona Vale, AUSTRALIA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are racing to cope with the health needs of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern South Sudan where fighting continues and the humanitarian situation remains dire.

Girl, 7, donates hair to make child cancer wigs

Archived, 9 days ago From edinburghnews.scotsman.com 

Edinburgh, U K - Generous Abbie strolled into the classroom on her first day back at St Martinís Primary, Tranent, with a beaming smile after she fulfilled her goal of helping disadvantaged kids Ė by donating her hair to make a wig.

The youngster had m ...

Fun run and family day raises over £1,700

Archived, 9 days ago From meltontimes.co.uk 

Melton Mowbray, U K - The 3.4 mile fun run starting at Hamilton Tennis Club, on Sunday, saw around 100 people take part in memory of former player Chris Knight, who died of cancer.

The race took competitors on a route around Melton Airfield. The winner was ...

Rand Paul visits Haiti to perform charity eye surgery

Archived, 9 days ago From cleveland.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Today's Rand Paul news: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul - an eye doctor by trade - spent the last three days performing eye surgeries as a part of a medical mission in Haiti. He told interviewers he found cataract surgery to be a pro ...

US charity providing new limbs, hope for Africa's hunted albino kids

Archived, 9 days ago From vindy.com 

Youngstown, OHIO - As 5-year-old Baraka Cosmas Lusambo slept in his family's home in western Tanzania in March, men wielding torches and knives burst in, knocked his mother unconscious, held him down and sliced off his right hand in the name of witchcraft.

80,000 IDPs from 17 LGAs receive free medical out reach

Archived, 9 days ago From dailypost.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The Borno State Primary Health Care Management Board (BPHCM) said on Wednesday that 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 17 camps in the state have benefited from its free medical outreach.

The Executive Secretary of the Board ...

QRCS first to relieve victims of Douma clashes in Syria

Archived, 9 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) initiated an urgent humanitarian intervention to relieve the city of Douma, Syria, bombarded together with other parts of the beleaguered Eastern Ghouta.

The clashes have claimed 135 lives and injured ...

Appleton girl battling cystic fibrosis gets dream pool

Archived, 9 days ago From postcrescent.com 

Appleton, WISCONSIN - A swimming pool is visible through the patio doors off the living room of the Rill familyís Appleton home. Sunrays dance off the surface of the clear, blue water. The deck is littered with inflatable toys and floats. On a warm summer day, itís almost ...

Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono visit gender diverse kids at Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles

Archived, 9 days ago From nydailynews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Caitlyn Jenner and Chaz Bono teamed up to support the transgender community.

The 65-year-old "I Am Cait" star and Bono recently visited with gender diverse kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

At the hospital's Cente ...

Cash boost for sight loss charity

Archived, 9 days ago From bdaily.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - A charity that provides support to the blind and partially sighted has been gifted £1,000 by a leading developer.

Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind received the donation from Persimmon Homes Durham; as part of th ...

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