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

Archived, 9 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, 9 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, 10 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 ...

MSF mobilises hundreds of workers for massive yellow fever vaccination campaign in Kinshasa

Archived, 10 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MSF is mobilising considerable resources to support the Congolese authorities in their wide-scale campaign against yellow fever, where 10.5 million people will be vaccinated in the next ten days.

MSF is organising the work of 100 teams ...

Carey Mulligan takes on global ambassador role for dementia charity

Archived, 10 days ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk 

Belfast, U K - Carey Mulligan is the U.K.'s first global dementia ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society and British government.

The Oscar-nominated actress was appointed Global Dementia Friends Ambassador on Tuesday (16Aug16) by the charity and Heal ...

Slimming World groups in South Lanarkshire raise cash at Race for Life for Cancer Research UK

Archived, 10 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - Slimmers from Hamilton, Uddingston, Bothwell and Blantyre have raised over £1000 for Cancer Research UK after they laced up their trainers to hold their own Slimming World does Race for Life event.

Before joining Slimming World, many o ...

UN health agency takes steps to help improve data on stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths

Archived, 10 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Most stillbirths and neonatal deaths are preventable with quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) stressed today as it launched three new publications to help countries address and stren ...

New programme to combat child obesity will be largest in NZ

Archived, 10 days ago From scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - A new programme to help fight child obesity in New Zealand has been chosen as the recipient of funding from this year’s The Warehouse Group Gala Dinner, said The Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Nick Grayston.

Funds will go to n ...

YMCA, PRMC announce partnership to achieve wellness protection

Archived, 11 days ago From salisburyindependent.net 

Dover, DELAWARE - The YMCA of the Chesapeake and Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Monday announced a strategic partnership to explore options to manage and prevent chronic diseases and to engage the Delmarva community to participate in activities and lifestyle cha ...

MSF team helping children in southern Balochistan

Archived, 11 days ago From tribune.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - Children are among the single biggest victims of neglect in two of Balochistan’s more populous districts of Naseerabad and Jaffarabad. Health facilities are few and far between. Most of them are also ill equipped. It’s no surprise then that children ...

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