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Zambia progresses in malaria control

31 hours ago From Zambia Daily Mail  View Original Article

Lusaka, ZAMBIA - As the world observes World Health Day today, it is worth noting that Zambia is among countries which have made significant progress in reducing malaria prevalence in under-five children.

Malaria prevalence among children in this age g ...

Angmering's Ned lops off his luscious long locks

32 hours ago From Littlehampton Gazette  View Original Article

Worthing, U K - A daring 11-year-old created quite a buzz when he lopped off his luscious locks for charity, on Saturday (March 29).

Kindhearted Ned Dadson, of Angmering, proved he was a cut above the rest when his charitable exploit raised almost £80 ...

Save the Children NZ launch Solomons appeal

33 hours ago From Voxy  View Original Article

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - Save the Children New Zealand has launched an emergency appeal in response to the floods that have devastated the Solomon Islands. 21 people are dead and that number is expected to rise as dozens more are missing. 49, 000 people have been displaced a ...

Rotarians bring gifts to village in Dominican Republic

33 hours ago From St. Cloud Times  View Original Article

St. Cloud, MINNESOTA - Seven members of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud recently returned from a potable water mission in the Dominican Republic, helping with unfinished business that began in December 2010 to bring safe drinking water to about 800 residents in the mid-highla ...

Treadmill proves a charity smash

33 hours ago From Daily Advertiser  View Original Article

Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - A 24-hour run for charity exceeded expectations and raised thousands of dollars on Friday and over the weekend.

The Wagga Takes Two event raised $5000 for the Cancer Council, almost doubling the $3000 projected to be raised.

Novartis and Malaria No More provide two million antimalarial treatments to children in Zambia

34 hours ago From MarketWatch  View Original Article

Woodbridge, NEW JERSEY - Novartis announced today that two million treatments of its pediatric antimalarial are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More's Power of One campaign. Zambia is the first beneficiary coun ...

Water Project to Benefit 10,000 Kwale Residents

Archived, 2 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Safaricom M-PESA Foundation in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society on Friday initiated a long term water project in Vigurungani, Kwale County to address issues of water supply, food security and sanitation.

The project whi ...

Local surgeon changes lives in Ecuador

Archived, 2 days ago From Plattsburgh Press Republican 

Plattsburgh, NEW YORK - For the past two years, Dr. Marissa Matarrese has been giving Ecuadorians something that many people take for granted — use of their hands.

“We all need our hands to work, and when you’re in a country like that, if you’re not able to ...

Youngsters conquer Snowdon for cancer charity

Archived, 2 days ago From Peterborough Telegraph 

Peterborough, U K - A group of young people from across Cambridgeshire have raised more than £1,000 for charity by braving the elements and climbing Mount Snowdon.

The youngsters from Peterborough and Cambridgeshire pushed themselves to their limits for C ...

Two diabetes support centres established in Accra

Archived, 3 days ago From GhanaWeb 

Accra, GHANA - Two diabetes support centres have been inaugurated in Accra to give diabetics access to health care and insulin.

Located at the Ga South Municipal Hospital and the Maamobi General Hospital, the centres have education and counselling ro ...

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