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Global charity says malnutrition “very critical”

Archived, 2 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The International charity “Save the Children’’ said its new study found “very critical” levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the worst affected parts of Somalia.

The organisation said this could spe ...

Cambridge co-hosts £250m dementia research hub as scientists find possible neurodegeneration treatment

Archived, 2 days ago From businessweekly.co.uk 

Cambridge, U K - Cambridge scientists believe they have identified a potential means to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Their breakthrough coincides with the announcement of a new £250 million UK Dementia Research Institut ...

OCHA concerned about humanitarian situation in Wau town, South Sudan

Archived, 2 days ago From oyetimes.com 

Brampton, CANADA - The Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in South Sudan (UNOCHA), Mr. Ian Ridley said the organization is greatly concerned with the on-going humanitarian crisis in Wau.

Ian Ridley who is the h ...

In Cuba, getting children back into classrooms after Hurricane Matthew

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Cuba is under the permanent threat of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and drought, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country’s policies prioritize disaster risk reduction and environmental education, wit ...

MSF publishes study on the accuracy of HIV rapid diagnostic tests

Archived, 2 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An evaluation of the accuracy of HIV tests in five sub-Saharan African countries has been carried out by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The study was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and co-investigators ...

Goal to eliminate neglected tropical diseases moves ahead

Archived, 2 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Governments and private donors have pledged $812 million to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at a five-day summit convened to advance efforts to fight river blindness, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis and other disabling dis ...

Liberian leader, WFP regional boss pledged support to zero-hunger strategic review & school meals

Archived, 3 days ago From gnnliberia.com 

Monrovia, LIBERIA - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and World Food Programme Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng have reaffirmed their support for the ongoing government-led zero hunger strategic review exercise and the school feeding (also known ...

Bulgaria to provide humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria

Archived, 3 days ago From novinite.com 

Sofia, BULGARIA - The Bulgarian government approved the provision of humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria. The aid totalled to EUR 300,000, provided from the approved funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget for official development support and hum ...

Save the Children brings 300 refugees and migrants to safety as search and rescue capacity in the Mediterranean pushed to breaking point

Archived, 3 days ago From savethechildren.net 

London, U K - Save the Children’s search and rescue ship, the VOS HESTIA, has carried out its first mission of 2017 bringing hundreds of refugees and migrants rescued from the Mediterranean safely to Italian shores. The group were one of the multiple rescues over ...

UNWFP sending food aid from Dubai to drought-hit Somalia

Archived, 3 days ago From khaleejtimes.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A total of $272 million is needed by the United Nations World Food Programme in a span of five months to bring the malnutrition problem that has taken over drought-hit Somalia under control.

The UNWFP headquarters in Dubai is sending o ...

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