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2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-15 18:37:28

Wiley Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane systematic review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives. Zinc is a micronutrient with important roles in growth and in the immune, nervous and reproductive systems. The human body cannot make...

2014-05-05 12:28:30

Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences WIXOM, Mich., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Shaya, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, of Health Net Connect has been selected to present at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum taking place May 5-7, New York, NY. The purpose of the Forum is to help family offices and foundations develop and implement...

2014-05-05 08:28:27

Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, developer of novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer, announced today it has been selected to present at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum taking place May 5-7 New York, NY. The purpose of the Forum is...

2014-04-30 20:23:44

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional champions joined members of the malaria community to commemorate World Malaria Day at a reception hosted by Malaria No More and other members of the Malaria Roundtable on Tuesday, April 29th. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82690 The event, held in the Veteran's Affairs Committee room of the Cannon House Office Building, highlighted key partnerships in the fight against malaria, including the United...

New Goals Set For Global Health Research And Training By NIH Center
2014-04-30 14:27:58

NIH/Fogarty International Center Global health research and training efforts should focus on combatting the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, better incorporating information technology into research and training, and more effectively converting scientific discoveries into practice in low-resource settings, according to the Fogarty International Center's new strategic plan, released today. Fogarty is the component of the National Institutes of Health solely focused on...

2014-04-29 23:16:10

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the 7-Day Health for All NOW online program starting on May 23rd. Participants will learn and apply proven strategies to become effective global health leaders. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the next session of the 7-Day Health for All NOW online program on May 23rd. Participants will learn proven strategies to be effective global health leaders....

2014-04-25 04:22:13

New analysis in support of World Malaria Day reveals key advances and challenges in malaria research PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Malaria Day, the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released its analysis, The Weak Links in the Malaria Cycle, featuring recent findings and advances in malaria as identified in scientific...

2014-04-24 23:00:23

UN Special Envoy acknowledges progress to date in the malaria effort on World Malaria Day. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Speaking on the occasion of World Malaria Day, The UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria acknowledged progress in the effort against the disease and noted opportunities and challenges ahead in the effort to reduce mortality to under 100,000 by the end of 2015. “On this sixth annual World Malaria Day, we have entered a new era in the...

2014-04-14 23:05:39

Child Family Health International announces crucial resource for educators and advocates worldwide who are creating and expanding global health programs. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The most comprehensive guidebook to date for global health education, “Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Edition” has been unveiled by Child Family Health International (CFHI) and collaborating organizations. Featuring...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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