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2014-05-28 12:32:07

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diosdado Nsue Milang, Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Health and Social Welfare, participated in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) meeting and other sessions at the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), held in Geneva, Switzerland on May 19-24, 2014. The Equatorial Guinea delegation joined more than 3000 delegates from all WHO Member States at the WHA. The Assembly focused on the fight against...

2010-08-06 08:08:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) and the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative, along with several Central African States, have partnered with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to form a network to fight H1N1 and HIV. The purpose of the network's recent forum was to share knowledge and best practices, and to collect data and prevention procedures among military health professionals in the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'