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Cancer Research UK launches new trial to test drug against resistant bladder cancer

Archived, 11 days ago From cancerresearchuk.org 

London, U K - A clinical trial to test a drug which may stop bladder cancers becoming resistant to chemotherapy is being launched by Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development and the Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC) network (link is external), to ...

Generous residents donate to international sight charity

Archived, 12 days ago From braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk 

Braintree, U K - Eyecare experts have collected hundreds of unwanted glasses to help improve the lives of those in developing countries.

Since January, generous residents have been handing in their old pairs of glasses to Specsavers in The Grove Centre ...

'We can turn a child into a superhero': Mum-of-two who started making capes for sick kids in hospital tells how her charity has helped 12,500 youngsters in less than two years

Archived, 12 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - For youngsters who spend much of the childhood going in and out of hospital, there's often not much to smile about.

But one charity is doing it's bit to help these kids channel their inner superhero.

Capes 4 Kids was fou ...

13K food packages distributed in Hasaka

Archived, 12 days ago From en.mehrnews.com 

Tehran, IRAN - Over the past week, the Relief Subcommittee in Hasaka province distributed 13,000 food packages provided by the World Food Programme (WFP).

Chairman of the Facilitations Unit at the Committee Elias al-Zaher told reporters that the pack ...

UNHCR steps up repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya

Archived, 12 days ago From shanghaidaily.com 

Shanghai, CHINA - The UN refugee agency has voluntarily repatriated 2,272 Somali refugees from the Dadaab camp in northwest Kenya between July 16-31.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-monthly report received in Nairobi that so ...

Nearly 1 million South Sudan refugees face dire conditions: UN

Archived, 12 days ago From deccanchronicle.com 

Secunderabad, INDIA - Nearly a million refugees fleeing the brutal conflict in South Sudan, most of them women and children, are suffering dire conditions in camps across the region, the UN said on Monday.

Refugee agency UNHCR said arrivals in Uganda alone ...

Fresh polio outbreak: FG, UNICEF begin emergency immunisation in Borno

Archived, 12 days ago From africanspotlight.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - The Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out an emergency polio immunization campaign in Borno, an official said.

The UNICEF Chief of Communication, Dou ...

Transforming the lives of Indonesian children with early childhood education

Archived, 12 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - A rare sound of children’s laughter can be heard at Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture, where normally Government staff and their partners focus on developing and implementing education policies. A little girl carrying a doctor’s kit decla ...

Young cancer survivor from Honiton pledges to shave hair off for charity

Archived, 12 days ago From exeterexpressandecho.co.uk 

Exeter, U K - A brave teenager who has survived cancer has pledged to have her head shaved to raise money for charity.

Shelby Cox, 15, will be going under the clippers at hair salon at Bolt in Honiton a week today on August 21, where she will be joi ...

Canada announces aid for flood-hit Bangladesh

Archived, 13 days ago From bdnews24.com 

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - The Canadian High Commission on Monday said they would be providing 250,000 Canadian dollars through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) in support of CARE Canada’s humanitarian response in Bangladesh.

The six-month projec ...

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