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Gavi to help protect millions more children against polio

Archived, 584 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, 584 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, 584 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, 584 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, 584 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 ...

WHO and health authorities immediately investigate suspected cases of foodborne illness in Hassan Sham U2 camp

Archived, 585 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - The World Health Organization, in coordination with Erbil and Ninewa Directorates of Health, rapidly responded to a suspected foodborne illness outbreak in Hassan Sham U2 camp by conducting an investigation with the aim of identifying the source and ...

In Turkey, two rounds of country-wide vaccinations target children under age five

Archived, 585 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York , NEW YORK - The crowd of mothers gathered early, parking their strollers in a neat row against the side of a newly painted building. Amal Nabil, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee, had travelled for more than an hour to get here, first by bus then on foot. In the entr ...

Giving blood in a time of crisis

Archived, 585 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Prakash Ghimire was just leaving his home in Kathmandu to travel to the airport when the shaking started.

Within a minute, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake – the worst to strike the region in more than 80 years – had laid waste t ...

Unicef mission reviews status of polio immunisation

Archived, 585 days ago From nation.com.pk 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - A high-level mission of United Nations’ International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday visited Shaheen Muslim Town and adjoining union councils to review the status of immunisation against polio virus.

The delegation, le ...

Nigeria: Onaiyekan wants children, young adults screened for HIV

Archived, 585 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Religious groups must get more involved in the campaign against HIV/AIDS and educate their followers on the need to have their children screened for the disease.

The Catholic Archbishop for Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, made ...

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