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Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports

Archived, 11 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone.

“WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient scourge ...

Zika, dengue and chikungunya toolkit: Adaptation for Latin America and the Caribbean

Archived, 11 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through its Zika Response Team, has adapted an interactive toolkit and teaching guides for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention to the reg ...

IOM appeals for USD 4.3 million to support Peru flood victims

Archived, 12 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - As part of the UN Flash Appeal launched last week, IOM as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) sector lead, is appealing for USD 4.3 million to provide humanitarian aid to the population affected by the floods on the north coast of Peru.

NZ famine relief fund buys therapeutic food for starving South Sudanese kids

Archived, 12 days ago From stuff.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - The government has pledged $250,000 to buy Plumpy Nut — an aptly-named, special food that will save children from starvation.

Last month, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said New Zealand would provide $3 million to support emergency fa ...

Afghanistan- 'Nearly 7m children to drop anti-polio vaccine'

Archived, 12 days ago From menafn.com 

Amman, JORDAN - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in joint venture with WHO and UNICEF, on Monday launched a Sub-National Immunization Days (SNID) campaign to vaccinate over 6.8 million children under the age of 5 against polio in high-risk districts in 27 provi ...

UN buys food aid from Rwanda for Burundi

Archived, 12 days ago From ktpress.rw 

Kigali, RWANDA - The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) will beginning this Tuesday send hundreds of tonnes of food to Burundi to avert an impending crisis there.

WFP bought 508 tonnes of beans to be supplied to various communities in Burundi as the count ...

North-East: FAO appeals to UN to release $62m for wet-season farming

Archived, 12 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has appealed to the United Nations to release $62 million to support wet-season farming in the north-eastern part of the country.

Mr Nourou Tall, the Acting FAO Country Representative in Nigeria ...

Thousands of migrants rescued from Mediterranean in three days

Archived, 12 days ago From abc57.com 

South Bend, INDIANA - Italian authorities were still bringing migrants and refugees to shore Monday after one of the busiest weekends ever for rescue services operating in the central Mediterranean sea.

At least 8,500 refugees and migrants were plucked from ...

Life-saving antiseptic gel helping prevent newborn deaths

Archived, 12 days ago From juicebrighton.com 

Brighton, U K - An antiseptic gel developed from mouthwash has been used to help to protect 12,000 Kenyan babies from life threatening infections.

Scientists at GlaxoSmithKline created the product from the chlorhexidine solution which is found in Cors ...

One year after earthquake, Red Cross Red Crescent has supported thousands of families to rebuild their lives

Archived, 13 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - One year after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Red Cross (ERC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have supported thousands of families to recover and rebuild their ...

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