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Africa’s meningitis A vaccine: how partnership replaced ‘Big Pharma’

Archived, 13 days ago From irinnews.org 

Nairobi, KENYA - Four years after it was first used in a mass vaccination campaign, the MenAfriVac vaccine has achieved an extraordinary outcome; cases of meningitis A have dropped to almost zero in the epidemic belt across Africa.

But if it hadn’t bee ...

RAIN helps build a more resilient Africa by improving clean water access

Archived, 13 days ago From csrwire.com 

Northampton, MASSACHUSETTS - While water is an abundant natural resource, less than three percent of all water on earth is fresh water, and of that amount, over two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Low investments in water infrastructure, rampant wastage and lack of pr ...

Johnson & Johnson announces $1.75 million donation to Save the Children to support Syrian humanitarian refugee crisis

Archived, 13 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Johnson & Johnson today announced an expanded partnership with Save the Children to support children impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis and strengthen long-term resiliency in their communities. The $1.75 million commitment was announced in advance ...

UNICEF launches regional campaign against child abuse

Archived, 13 days ago From ewn.co.za 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The United Nations International Children’s Fund has raised renewed concern over what it’s described as harrowing reports of child abuse across the Eastern and Southern African regions.

The entity has launched a regional campaign with ...

West Lothian girl loses her locks for charity

Archived, 13 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - A selfless Livingston girl has braved the shave to help two charities.

Nine-year-old Lexie Alsop, from Murieston, had 10 inches chopped from her Rapunzel-like hair in aid of children’s cancer charity The Little Princess Trust.
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UN allocates emergency funds to tackle severe drought

Archived, 14 days ago From newkerala.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that severe drought, driven by the El Nio phenomenon, has not only caused livestock deaths especially in pastoral areas, but it has also deteriorated food security condit ...

Aid workers carry out nutrition screening in Fangak

Archived, 14 days ago From radiotamazuj.org 

Juba, SUDAN - Humanitarian workers have succeeded in carrying out nutrition screening for hundreds of young children in Fangak County of northern Jonglei. They have also recently reached communities elsewhere in several other remote parts of the Upper Nile region. ...

WHO to vaccinate 760,128 Taraba children against measles

Archived, 14 days ago From premiumtimesng.com 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Taraba State, on Saturday announced plans to vaccinate no fewer than 760,128 children against measles in the state.

Mary Bajani, the UNICEF Consultant ...

Iran offers assistance to France, Lebanon after terror attacks

Archived, 14 days ago From tasnimnews.com 

Tehran, IRAN - The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) condemned recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon, which left scores of civilians dead, and said the IRSC is prepared to send any kind of humanitarian assistance to the two countries.

15,000 pairs of socks and pants planned for distribution to refugees in Serbia

Archived, 14 days ago From expressandstar.com 

Wolverhampton, U K - Local suppliers are being identified, a key measure in the British charity's efforts to fill gaps in a massive international aid effort. The clothing will be paid for by money from the public in the UK.

Dobrivoje Stancic, Oxfam's human ...

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