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Merger creates £1bn cancer fund

16 hours ago From labnews.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - A number of UK investors have teamed up to create a £1bn cancer-focused fund. The arrangement will see Welcome Trusts investment spin out Syncona combine assets with the Battle Against Cancer Investment Fund (BACIT).

Additional investm ...

Charity extends its opening hours to support bereaved parents

17 hours ago From echo-news.co.uk  View Original Article

Essex, U K - A charity has extended its opening hours to support bereaved parents over Christmas.

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, also known as Sands, knows the festive period can be a particualrly sad time for parents who have lost a ch ...

Rotary Club USA, Canada donates wheelchairs to 50 polio survivors in Kaduna

17 hours ago From leadership.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Rotary club of United States of America (USA) and Canada on Tuesday donated wheelchairs to fifty (50) polio survivors selected from the 23 local government areas across Kaduna State.

The rotarians who were led by Ann Hussey Lee who is ...

StarTimes to broadcast HIV prevention messages

18 hours ago From bizcommunity.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - UNAIDS and media partner StarTimes are working together to reach millions of people with World AIDS Day messages this month on the theme of HIV prevention. UNAIDS has produced two short videos that promote the life-cycle approach to HIV prevention-fi ...

UNHCR updates protection ‘toolkit’ for a world on the move

18 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has updated its ‘tool kit’ for protecting vulnerable people on the move, in response to a sharp increase in global flows of both refugees and migrants in the decade since it was published.

UNHCR issued its ...

UN aid agencies ramp up response amid the worst southern African drought in decades

19 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades in southern Africa, United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners today launched a revised Action Plan to outlining their response to the needs of an estimated 13.8 million people as the regi ...

MSF helps battle drug-resistant TB in India

19 hours ago From ft.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Priyanka Bhalekar, a 29-year-old schoolteacher from a town outside Mumbai, was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2009. After six months of treatment, supervised by her family doctor, she seemed to be cured. She got married, and three years ago had a bab ...

Pfizer Foundation partners with Save the Children to support gender equality in Malawi

21 hours ago From justmeans.com  View Original Article

Northampton, MASSACHUSETTS - Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, has been a member of Save the Children’s Board of Trustees since 2012. She shares Save the Children’s dedication to creating immediate and lasting change in the lives ...

SARC and ICRC evacuate 150 civilians from Aleppo frontline

21 hours ago From icrc.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Nearly 150 civilians, most of whom were disabled or in urgent need of care, were evacuated late night from a hospital in the Old City of Aleppo, in a joint operation by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cr ...

States pledge US$700 million to UNHCR for 2017 operations

22 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - In the biggest show of support ever, donor governments today pledged an initial US$700 million for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to help nearly 69 million displaced or stateless people in its operations worldwide in 2017.

The pledges m ...

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Climate change could make Sudan uninhabitable

Action: Climate Change

Sudan is home to over 40 million people. But, thanks to climate change, it could become an uninhabitable desert in the next 1 ...

Canada caribou, monarch butterfly 'endangered' – experts

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Canada's caribou population has reached "all-time low" levels, particularly in the eastern Arctic, where the animal was class ...

A bird on the brink

Action: Stop Deforestation

The destruction of vast areas of forest for oil palm plantations in southern Tanintharyi Region poses a serious threat to the ...

Protect those living in the shadow of oil refineries

Action: Stop Pollution

Last year the EPA released new air protections decreasing the amount of pollution oil refineries can emit and reducing some o ...

More than half of shark species in Mediterranean at risk of extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Mediterranean is a "key hotspot of extinction risk" according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of ...

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