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UNHCR working with Government of Uganda and emergency response partners to contain cholera outbreak amongst the newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda

Archived, 7 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Uganda and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are implementing containment measures in the recently-opened Pagirinya settlement in Adjumani district following confirmation of an outbreak of cholera.

49 South Sudanese refug ...

Florence Freedom fans 'brave the shave' to raise money to fight children's cancer

Archived, 7 days ago From wcpo.com 

Cincinnati, OHIO - It's not too rash a statement to say that no child should have to fight cancer, and that hope prompted at least 44 brave folks to take drastic measures to raise money for childhood cancer research Wednesday night where the Florence Freedom play baseb ...

Truck convoy will support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Archived, 7 days ago From publicopiniononline.com 

Chambersburg, PENNSYLVANIA - This weekend, tractor trailers will drive around the area with children as their passengers for the fifth annual Franklin County Truck Convoy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the "wishes" of children with life-threatening m ...

Blindness charity urges health bosses not to deny patients eye surgery

Archived, 8 days ago From liverpoolecho.co.uk 

Liverpool, U K - A national blindness charity has urged health bosses in St Helens not to deny patients’ access to eye surgery.

A local NHS body sparked national headlines earlier this month when proposed suspending all non-vital appointments for four ...

USAID crowdsources 21 ideas for fighting Zika

Archived, 8 days ago From fcw.com 

Vienna, VIRGINIA - The U.S. Agency for International Development's crowdsourcing efforts to fight the Zika virus have produced some cutting-edge solutions from global innovators.

When USAID announced its Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge ...

A race against time to stop the spread of polio in Nigeria

Archived, 8 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Six-month-old Ajeda received her first dose of polio vaccine today at a camp for displaced persons outside Maiduguri city, north-east Nigeria.

Ajeda was born in captivity and has never been immunized. “I gave birth when our village wa ...

Dementia project launched for Derbyshire's rural residents

Archived, 8 days ago From itv.com 

London, U K - A new research project to help understand the needs and experiences of people affected by dementia in rural areas is to be carried out in Derbyshire’s Peak District.

Over the next four years, Dr Fiona Marshall, Alzheimer’s Society Seni ...

Yellow Fever vaccination campaign begins as WHO warns it must succeed to prevent international emergency

Archived, 8 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - As one of the most ambitious urgent vaccination programmes in history got under way on Wednesday to combat Yellow Fever in central Africa, the World Health Organisation warned that it must succeed in order to prevent an international health emergency ...

IOM combats cholera in Central African Republic

Archived, 8 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Since the declaration of a cholera outbreak in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the vicinity of the capital Bangui on August 10, IOM has been supporting the government to prevent it from spreading.

As co-lead of the Camp Coordinat ...

United Way aims to increase access to dental care

Archived, 9 days ago From argusleader.com 

Sioux Falls, SOUTH DAKOTA - Low income children in Sioux Falls are going without dental care, and a local women’s group is hoping to make a difference.

WomenUnite hosted a luncheon Tuesday to draw attention to the state’s dental care gap and raise money for expan ...

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