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Médecins Sans Frontières launches map app so public can help deliver medical care to most vulnerable

Archived, 9 days ago From directionsmag.com 

Glencoe, ILLINOIS - The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today unveils a first-of-its-kind mobile phone app in which people across the globe can locate communities in remote parts of the world affected by natural ...

Rotary Int’l gives Cornwall Regional Hospital $10m in eye care equipment

Archived, 10 days ago From jamaicaobserver.com 

Kingston, JAMAICA - The Ophthalmology Department of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) last week received eye care equipment valued at approximately $10 million from the Rotary Club.

“It has always been my dream and that of the Ophthalmology Department ...

Responding to medical needs after intense fighting in Juba

Archived, 10 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to medical needs in Juba following recent intense fighting in the city.

Yesterday, a four-person team ran mobile clinics at St. Theresa Church, where 2,50 ...

Singer Annie Lennox urges governments to step up funding for AIDS, malaria and TB

Archived, 10 days ago From news.trust.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Ending some of the world's deadliest diseases is within reach but only if donor governments dig deeper into their pockets to fund the fight against AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, singer and activist Annie Lennox said on Tuesday.

Lenno ...

Families urged to spend quality time together in support of Alzheimer's charity

Archived, 10 days ago From home.bt.com 

London, U K - Families are failing to spend enough time together, with many blaming long hours at work, household chores and social media, a survey suggests.

The poll for the Alzheimer's Society found 41% of families spend up to five hours a week of ...

Charity Sense calls for adequate and sustained financing of adult social care

Archived, 10 days ago From careappointments.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - National deafblind charity Sense has responded to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services' (ADASS) annual budget report by calling for adequate and sustained financing for adult social care.

The ADASS report, published to ...

10-year-old cancer survivor granted wish to meet namesake President Jimmy Carter

Archived, 10 days ago From abcnews.go.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - A 10-year-old New York boy named Carter who beat cancer got to meet another cancer survivor named Carter, former President Jimmy Carter.

The meeting between Carter Beckhard-Suozzi of Glen Cove, New York, and the nation’s 39th president ...

Charity calls for diabetes education improvements

Archived, 10 days ago From webmd.boots.com 

Nottingham, U K - Too few people in England and Wales diagnosed with diabetes are being taught how to manage their condition, says a health charity.

Diabetes UK's State of the Nation report found that in 2014 to 2015 only 2% of people newly diagnosed wi ...

JDRF backs Defymed for artificial pancreas study

Archived, 11 days ago From massdevice.com 

Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS - French biotech developer Defymed said today that it is partnering with the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation to fund studies of the company’s Mailpan bioartifical pancreas.

The Mailpan device is designed to be implanted in the abdome ...

The CDC and WHO are teaming up to end the ‘contagious disease’ of child violence

Archived, 11 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The world can be a dark place for many children: the "lost boys" from Sudan, refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, child sex workers in Brazil, baby girls abandoned in China, kids pulled into gang drug wars in the United States.

Such ...

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