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Blind teenager who had been growing her hair since she was a toddler gets it all chopped off to give to charity which makes wigs for young cancer patients

15 hours ago From theboltonnews.co.uk  View Original Article

Bolton, U K - A kind-hearted teen who is registered blind has donated her lustrous 13-inch long hair to help youngsters who have lost their hair to cancer treatment.

Erin Boyce, aged 16, from Avonhead Close, Horwich, has been growing her hair since ...

Habitat for Humanity hands over keys to Port Hope family

15 hours ago From northumberlandnews.com  View Original Article

Cobourg, CANADA - After months of construction and more than 2,500 hours of volunteer work, Habitat for Humanity Northumberland provided a new home for a Port Hope family.

Jill Alexander and Bruce Powell, along with their five children, received keys to ...

Thousands receive Red Cross food vouchers

16 hours ago From themorningbulletin.com.au  View Original Article

Rockhampton City, AUSTRALIA - Almost $200,000 worth of Red Cross food vouchers have been issued to Central Queenslanders in the wake of Cyclone Marcia.

A spokesperson from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services told The Morning Bulleti ...

Government officials help Meals on Wheels deliver lunches

16 hours ago From cayman27.com.ky  View Original Article

Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS - Delivering much needed meals to the elderly and indigent were on the menu for some of the country’s leaders.

Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson and George Town MLA, Joey Hew, along with other government officials volunteered their ...

Charity hospice hosts Strictly Come Dancing competition to raise funds for South Gloucestershire care

17 hours ago From gazetteseries.co.uk  View Original Article

Dursley, U K - A charity hospice that cares for people in South Gloucestershire is set to award Bristol’s own Strictly Come Dancing champions as part of a fund-raising event.

The dancing competition has been held by St Peter’s Hospice to raise funds ...

UN calls for immunisation to continue

19 hours ago From mmtimes.com  View Original Article

Yangon, MYANMAR - The World Health Organization and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said there was an urgent need for immunisations to resume in Kokang, where 35 percent of children remain at risk of the potentially deadly diseases.

“Viruses do not know bor ...

WHO appeals for US$1bn to help deliver medical aid

19 hours ago From pharmaceutical-journal.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for more than US$1bn to support its efforts to meet the health needs of 21 million people caught up in humanitarian emergencies in Syria, Iraq, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Japan Nixes plan to send troops to join ebola fight

19 hours ago From thediplomat.com  View Original Article

Tokyo, JAPAN - On February 23, Japan’s Defense Ministry decided against dispatching a Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) unit to join the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. The GSDF unit would have assisted international efforts to battle the spread of the Ebola vi ...

WHO seeks to improve immunization access in Central Africa

20 hours ago From vaccinenewsdaily.com  View Original Article

Chicago, ILLINOIS - The Inter-Country Support Team for Central Africa, a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently met to discuss methods to implement its Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).

During a meeting in Douala, Cameroon this we ...

UNICEF tasks Niger govt on zero polio status

23 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Nider State Government has been challenged to strive towards maintaining zero polio existence in the state through polio dashboard and routine immunisation of children against polio and other child killer diseases.

Speaking during the ...

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