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GAVI approves $20m for strengthening of cold chain system

Archived, 424 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has approved a grant of US $20 million to enable Pakistan to strengthen the cold chain system for vaccines under the Expanded Programme on Immunization.

The GAVI Boa ...

UNICEF steps in to pay Yemen’s doctors as war and cholera rage

Archived, 426 days ago From nytimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Desperate to halt the cholera crisis afflicting Yemen, UNICEF has taken the unusual step of paying the country’s doctors and nurses, who have not received salaries in months.

The regional director for UNICEF, Geert Cappelaere, said o ...

Vanuatu to use drones to deliver vaccines, medical supplies to remote areas

Archived, 426 days ago From pireport.org 

Honolulu, HAWAII - Vanuatu will be the first country in the Pacific to begin using drones to deliver vaccines and critical medical supplies to its remote areas.

The inability to deliver needed vaccines from town to children at remote locations due to the ...

MSF to resume medical support to Syria’s East Ghouta

Archived, 426 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The organization made some demands regarding the security of their facilities and workers, stressing that no weapons or armed people must be allowed to enter medical centers, and the fighting parties must take precautions to "avoid direct action agai ...

SECU employees step up for March of Dimes, raising nearly $60,000 for Triangle Walk!

Archived, 426 days ago From globenewswire.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) had a huge presence at this year’s Triangle area March of Dimes March for Babies® event, with nearly 300 Credit Union employees, family members and friends walking the 3-mile trek in honor of those affected b ...

Gavi to help protect millions more children against polio

Archived, 427 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Support for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) will be extended to 2020 in up to 70 low- and middle-income countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced today. The Gavi Board decision will enable routine immunisation programmes to ...

Iraq: Mental health needs mount after years of war

Archived, 427 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Iraq’s recent history has been dominated by wars. Generations of Iraqis have grown up in shattered families, living in camps or among the rubble of their home towns. Each conflict has left its scars, both visible and invisible. In Amriyat Al Falluj ...

Charity tickled pink by £40,000 from Lincolnshire ladies

Archived, 427 days ago From lincolnshiretoday.net 

Grimsby, U K - More than £40,000 was raised when 600 women took to the streets of Lincoln, dressed in pink and light-up accessories for St Barnabas Hospice’s 10th annual Moonlight Walk.

Many of the women had a personal connection to St Barnabas an ...

Fill The Boot drive raises nearly $80,000 in Milton

Archived, 427 days ago From patch.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - The Milton Fire-Rescue Department recently concluded its annual Fill the Boot fundraising drive in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Milton Fire Chief Robert Edgar and members of the Milton Fire-Rescue Department formerly presente ...

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity hang baby grows at Edinburgh Castle and Scottish Parliament for #15babiesaday campaign

Archived, 428 days ago From thescottishsun.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - The Stillbirth and neonatal death charity has hung baby grows at Edinburgh Castle and Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of their #15babiesaday campaign.

The organisation offers support to anyone affected by the death of a baby and ...

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