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MSF treats more than 2,700 people following violence in Juba

Archived, 9 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In the week following fighting in Juba, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have treated more than 2,700 patients in four clinics across the capital city of South Sudan. The organization is also supplying clean drinking water in Juba and perfor ...

Cancer Research triples funding for pancreatic cancer

Archived, 9 days ago From drugtargetreview.com 

Kent, U K - Cancer Research UK has tripled its investment in pancreatic cancer since launching its research strategy in 2014, according to new figures published today.

The charity increased spending on pancreatic cancer research, which includes im ...

Charity supports medical research in Auckland

Archived, 9 days ago From scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Medical research into aspects of autism, brain injury, the ageing eye, endometriosis, vaccination, brain cancer, and preterm birth are some of the University of Auckland projects that will benefit from the latest round of funding from the Auckland Me ...

UN health agency urges speeding up efforts on noncommunicable diseases

Archived, 9 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Governments must make greater efforts to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes and lung disease – the leading causes of death among the elderly – the United Nations health agency today said.

Without greater effort, the m ...

Salem nonprofit creates device to treat jaundice in developing world

Archived, 10 days ago From salemnews.com 

Beverly, MASSACHUSETTS - Design that Matters is living up to its name.

The Salem nonprofit, located in a Church Street storefront, designs medical devices that are making a difference, saving the lives of newborns in developing countries, where high-tech equip ...

Queen Latifah, grannies join mass anti-AIDS rallies in S.Africa

Archived, 10 days ago From newvision.co.ug 

Kampala, UGANDA - Holding up signs that read "I care, do you?", around a thousand grandmothers walked in a colourful procession to draw attention to their plight, as the coastal city readies to host a global AIDS conference from Monday.

"Life is very di ...

Swiss provide ambulances for Syrian conflict victims

Archived, 10 days ago From turkishweekly.net 

Ankara, TURKEY - Switzerland has donated twelve new ambulances to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to help victims of the five-year conflict. An official Swiss delegation accompanied the delivery to the Syrian capital Damascus.

Seven of the ambulanc ...

UNICEF needs funds to keep 244,000 Nigerian children alive

Archived, 10 days ago From indepthnews.net 

Berlin, GERMANY - The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF appealed for $55.5 million early 2016 to respond to the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria, but has so far only received 41 percent or $23 million.

Now that the scale of the humanitari ...

Pontypridd 11-year-old raises £1,000 for charity after cutting 15 inches off her hair

Archived, 10 days ago From walesonline.co.uk 

Cardiff, U K - An 11-year-old girl from Pontypridd who wanted to make a difference has had 15 inches of her hair cut to benefit two charities.

Olivia Hill, of Ysgol Gynradd Heol-Y-Celyn, has raised around £1,000 for the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital ...

BitTitan donates $15,000 to Doctors Without Borders charity

Archived, 10 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Cloud services enablement and managed services automation pioneer, BitTitan, today announced it is donating $15,000 to Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as a result of its philanthropic efforts at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide P ...

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