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Italy invests half a million euros to support UNAIDS' work in Ethiopia

Archived, 3 days ago From unaids.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Italian Government signed on 21 February a financing agreement for €500 000 to support UNAIDS’ efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in Ethiopia. The funds will be invested in a special project to bolster UNAIDS’ work in improving community health edu ...

Campaign to end child marriage in S. Sudan launched in Juba

Archived, 3 days ago From gurtong.net 

Juba, South Sudan - Save the Children’s Country Director Mr. Peter Walsh who delivered his speech at the opening ceremony of the workshop to develop a national roadmap on ending child marriage in the country as requested by the government, told the audience that his was ...

UNICEF spends N6.1 billion in 8 years on Jigawa’s malnourished children

Archived, 3 days ago From premiumtimesng.com 

Abuja, NIGERIA - UNICEF on Wednesday said it spent about N6.1 billion to procure Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food, RUTF, to treat severely malnourished children in Jigawa from 2009 to date.

Abdulai Kaikai, the UNICEF Chief, Bauchi Field Office, said this ...

Nigeria: FG sign 70 million Euros pact with EU, UNICEF and WHO to improve maternal and child health care

Archived, 3 days ago From ecofinagency.com 

Port-Louis, MAURITIUS - The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a €70 million European Development Fund support to improve maternal and child health care in the country.

Speaking during the signing ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Health, Is ...

Need stressed for coordinated efforts to eradicate polio

Archived, 3 days ago From pakobserver.net 

Islamabad, PAKISTAN - Member Australian International Rotary club, Sussane Rea Wednesday stressed the need for coordinated efforts to eliminate polio virus.

Speaking at a seminar held in connection with polio eradication awareness at Muhammad Nawaz Sharif U ...

UK pledges $249M to South Sudan and Somalia in response to famine

Archived, 3 days ago From devex.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The U.K. has pledged 200 million British pounds ($249 million) in humanitarian aid to Somalia and South Sudan, after the United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan and issued famine warnings for Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria on Monday.

The program revolutionising dementia care in aged care facilities

Archived, 3 days ago From startsat60.com 

Norman Park, AUSTRALIA - Caring for someone living with dementia can be challenging, and finding the right sort of support and care for your relative or friend can be overwhelming.

With a variety of care options available, from in-home support through to speci ...

IOM relocates 6,000 displaced to ease overcrowding in Wau, South Sudan

Archived, 4 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM is improving living conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the crowded Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Wau, South Sudan. Hosting more than 30,000 IDPs, the Wau PoC site adjacent to the UN peacekeeping base is the most congest ...

National polio immunization campaign launched in Yemen

Archived, 4 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - A nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched today in Yemen by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aiming to immunize 5,019 648 children under the age of 5.

More than 40,000 health workers are taking ...

USAID helps Haitian families return home after hurricane Matthew

Archived, 4 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - After Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, response actors estimated that as many as 35,000 families—approximately 175,000 people—in Grand’Anse and Sud departments whose homes were damaged or destroyed relocated to temporary shelters. USAI ...

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Great Barrier Reef could face another big coral bleaching event this year

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