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West Lothian schoolgirl gets locks chopped for charity

Archived, 15 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Aberdeen, U K - A big-hearted schoolgirl has used her first proper haircut to help children suffering from cancer.

Ella Holloway had her long locks chopped off to donate to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing c ...

Global Fund welcomes Italy’s €140 million contribution

Archived, 15 days ago From theglobalfund.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomed a contribution of €140 million from the government of Italy for the three-year period beginning in 2017, a strong demonstration of Italy’s leadership in global health.

Th ...

Amerigroup presents the March of Dimes with $50,000 check for Centering Pregnancy program

Archived, 16 days ago From brproud.com 

Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA - Kayla Briggs is a mother of two. Her second child, Kyper, was born July 2016. Briggs thanks the Centering Pregnancy Program for having a healthy and happy baby.

"It was actually one of my initial OB appointments. They offered me the ...

St. Baldrick's Foundation supports next generation of childhood cancer researchers with $105,000 to fund summer fellows

Archived, 16 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, has announced it is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer with $105,000 awarded to support summer fellowships at 21 institutions across the ...

UNICEF donates 1,000 doses of CSM drugs to FCT

Archived, 16 days ago From businessdayonline.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated 1,000 doses of drugs to FCT Primary Health Care Development Board for the treatment of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in Abuja.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Rilwanu Moham ...

Providing lifesaving care to mothers and babies in Likoni

Archived, 16 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - When Lena Makunye went into labor to give birth to her second child, she had no idea that she would have to undergo emergency surgery to save her and her baby’s life. “I was in labor for a long time, but the baby was not coming,” she says. “When I wa ...

Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge awards 360K in grants

Archived, 16 days ago From roanokestar.com 

Roanoke, VIRGINIA - The Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced it has contributed $106,000 to National Breast Cancer Research and over $360,000 to fund seven innovative local breast health programs.

The Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate ...

Global Communities and USAID partner to combat the Zika virus in Honduras

Archived, 17 days ago From trust.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Global Communities a $4.9 million grant to help communities in Honduras prevent the spread of the Zika virus. Building on Global Communities’ experience engaging with Hondura ...

3 000 bicycles handed over to village health workers

Archived, 17 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday handed over 3 000 bicycles to village health workers to scale up integrated maternal, neo-natal and child healthcare at primary health facilities and community level in the country.

...

Meningitis vaccine campaign initiated to stop deadly outbreak in Nigeria

Archived, 17 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Nigeria launched a vaccination campaign to stop the meningitis outbreak responsible for killing more than 300 people.

Health workers will administer some 500,000 vaccinations in the northwest part of the country to protect people again ...

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