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New vaccine to protect Somali children from polio

Archived, 11 days ago From vaccinenewsdaily.com 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - Officials with the Somali government have introduced a novel vaccine that to protect children from polio and to maintain the nation's polio-free status.

Fifteen months ago, health care workers in Somali confirmed the nation’s last poli ...

Girl battling cancer gets wish granted, meets singer Ariana Grande

Archived, 11 days ago From abcnews.go.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - For more than a year, 9-year-old Danae Kirklen has been in the fight of her life.

Danae of Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed 18 months ago with a rare form of leukemia. She has been in and out of the hospital for the past 18 months.

UNICEF, govt join hands to take on malnutrition

Archived, 11 days ago From thehindu.com 

Chennai, INDIA - Marking Maharashtra’s improved performance in tackling malnutrition among children, Mumbai for the first time will host a three-day Global Meeting on Complementary Feeding in children 6-23 months, organised jointly by UNICEF, the Centre and the State ...

Africa’s meningitis A vaccine: how partnership replaced ‘Big Pharma’

Archived, 11 days ago From irinnews.org 

Nairobi, KENYA - Four years after it was first used in a mass vaccination campaign, the MenAfriVac vaccine has achieved an extraordinary outcome; cases of meningitis A have dropped to almost zero in the epidemic belt across Africa.

But if it hadn’t bee ...

West Lothian girl loses her locks for charity

Archived, 12 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - A selfless Livingston girl has braved the shave to help two charities.

Nine-year-old Lexie Alsop, from Murieston, had 10 inches chopped from her Rapunzel-like hair in aid of children’s cancer charity The Little Princess Trust.
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Aid workers carry out nutrition screening in Fangak

Archived, 12 days ago From radiotamazuj.org 

Juba, SUDAN - Humanitarian workers have succeeded in carrying out nutrition screening for hundreds of young children in Fangak County of northern Jonglei. They have also recently reached communities elsewhere in several other remote parts of the Upper Nile region. ...

LeBron James sent personalized letter, care package to suffering Indianapolis teen who idolizes him

Archived, 12 days ago From cleveland.com 

Brooklyn, OHIO - LeBron James reached out to a 19-year-old in Indianapolis who idolizes him and is suffering from a fatal form of muscular dystrophy, sending the young man a gift package and personalized, signed letter this week.

The man, Emanuel Dunca ...

WHO to vaccinate 760,128 Taraba children against measles

Archived, 12 days ago From premiumtimesng.com 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Taraba State, on Saturday announced plans to vaccinate no fewer than 760,128 children against measles in the state.

Mary Bajani, the UNICEF Consultant ...

Judy Murray joins presenter Fern Britton for breast cancer charity lunch in Edinburgh

Archived, 12 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - Judy Murray joined TV presenter Fern Britton and Santa to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now at a special event in Edinburgh.

The former Strictly Come Dancing competitors attended an exclusive All About Boobs ladies lunch in the Waldorf ...

The world close to eradicating polio – UNICEF

Archived, 13 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Recognising Nigeria’s remarkable progress against wild poliovirus, which saw the country, last month, being removed from the list of polio endemic countries, UNICEF has said it will not rest until the number of cases in the world is zero.

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