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A sea of pink to help beat cancer

Archived, 580 days ago From hastingsobserver.co.uk 

St Leonards, U K - Over a thousand women and children turned Alexandra Park into a sea of pink last Sunday (June 11), striding out to hit a target figure of £60,000 for the Cancer Research UK Race For Life.

The event was organised by Jenny Ainsworth of ...

Global leaders unite to bring polio one step closer to eradication

Archived, 580 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge US$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease.

Thirty years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 ...

Food bank is giving away repellent targeting Zika

Archived, 580 days ago From fortmyers.floridaweekly.com 

Fort Myers, FLORIDA - The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute 80,000 units of OFF! mosquito repellent during June, July and August to those in need throughout its service area of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

The mosquito repellent ...

UN help to eradicate malnutrition

Archived, 580 days ago From thehindu.com 

Chennai, INDIA - The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) will give technical assistance to the government in its efforts to create a malnutrition-free Kerala.

The Planning Board will hold discussions on the implementation of the recommendations ...

No overnight cure for type 1 diabetes – but closed loops offer respite

Archived, 580 days ago From pharmaphorum.com 

Surrey, U K - Patients living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families have to live with their disease and be mindful of its dangers 24/7 – not just when they are awake, but also when they are asleep.

The risk of night-time hypoglycaemia rema ...

WHO, UNICEF rushing to address cholera outbreak in Yemen

Archived, 581 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are taking forceful measures to address cholera outbreak in Yemen, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

UNICEF, WHO, and their partners have reached nearly 3 ...

Falmouth girl donates hair and £900 to Little Princess Trust

Archived, 581 days ago From falmouthpacket.co.uk 

Falmouth, U K - A Falmouth girl was so determined to help children with cancer that she grew her hair for a year, so that she could donate a whole wigs-worth.

Chloe Walton decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provid ...

Starkey Foundation provides gift of hearing to dozens in SKN

Archived, 584 days ago From thestkittsnevisobserver.com 

Nevis, West Indies - Dozens of individuals in St. Kitts and Nevis who have difficulty hearing have been given the gift of sound by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which hosted a clinic in St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Starkey Foundatio ...

MEMS students shave for St. Baldrick's

Archived, 584 days ago From benningtonbanner.com 

Bennington, VERMONT - Summer vacation is the perfect time to lose your locks, and for students at Manchester Elementary and Middle School (MEMS) a shaved head holds a little extra meaning. On Friday the school hosted its annual head-shaving event to support the St. Baldri ...

Thousands of children at risk as cases of cholera spike across Horn of Africa

Archived, 584 days ago From worldvision.org.uk 

Milton Keynes, U K - Thousands of children are at risk of cholera and other diseases following heavy rains in the Horn of Africa, humanitarian organisation World Vision warns today.

A cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak is likely to worsen, th ...

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