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Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Archived, 12 days ago From rappler.com 

Pasig City, PHILIPPINES - The risk of diarrhea continues to pose a serious threat to some areas in Catanduanes in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten), which struck southern Luzon on December 25, destroying water sources.

Local officials fear that the overf ...

QRCS procures $150,000 medical technology for major Gaza health care provider

Archived, 12 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has procured new high-tech medical equipment at a cost of $150,000 for the Palestinian Ministry of Health's (MoH) Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza.

These procurements are part of the $18 million projec ...

Malnutrition effects in children can be ‘fixed’ in first 1,000 days of life

Archived, 13 days ago From lifestyle.thecable.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Children are said to be malnourished if they have stunted growth, are too thin, underweight, and are deficient in vitamins and/or mineral micro-nutrients.

Malnutrition in children is as a result of dietary inadequacy deficiencies, exce ...

Make-A-Wish kids headed for Disney World

Archived, 13 days ago From registerstar.com 

Hudson, NEW YORK - Several people woke up early Monday morning and braved the cold along Route 23B in Leeds to send off a local family who’s heading to Disney World through the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Five-year-old Callen Farrell and his three-year-old s ...

Hundreds of cyclists raise over £50,000 for cancer charity

Archived, 13 days ago From bournemouthecho.co.uk 

Bournemouth, U K - Over £50,000 was raised for life-saving research by cyclists who pedalled up to 100 miles for a good cause.

The fifth annual Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK, which took place in September, has smashed its previous ...

UNAIDS reports 20 per cent drop in HIV infections in Tanzania

Archived, 13 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Tanzania’s fight against HIV appears to be bearing fruit with new infection rates dropping by over 20 percent in the past few years, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

The report t ...

U.S. assistance activity to improve the nutrition for mothers and children in Ethiopia

Archived, 13 days ago From nazret.com 

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA - The U.S. Agency for International Development, in collaboration with Save the Children and the Government of Ethiopia, announced a new multi-sector nutrition activity known as Growth Through Nutrition, which will build on the accomplishments of USAID ...

Maternal and child healthcare facility renovated by UNHCR

Archived, 16 days ago From dawn.com 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The refurbishment of a maternal and child health facility in Quetta has been completed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide quality health services to women and children.

A ceremony marking the occasion was held ...

Cove mom becomes ‘Shavee,’ helps fight child cancer with ‘Brave the Shave’

Archived, 16 days ago From kdhnews.com 

Killeen, TEXAS - On Dec. 19, a Copperas Cove mother of two participated in a “Brave the Shave” event at ESG Yoga in Cove.

The event helped raise funds for the of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that helps families and children facing childho ...

Jordan: Clinic to treat ‘silent killers’ sees patient numbers rise

Archived, 18 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An MSF project in northern Jordan to treat people suffering from non-communicable diseases is seeing high numbers of patients for the second year running.

A total of 3,700 patients – 69 percent of them Syrian refugees and 31 percent vu ...

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