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2013-11-26 23:27:39

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the “7-Day Health for All NOW” online program starting December 6 and “How to Write a Book in a Weekend” on December 14 - 15. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 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 December 6th. The “How to Write a Book in a Weekend” online program will be presented on December 14th and 15th....

2013-11-21 08:26:40

LONDON, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The St John International team today hosted celebrated social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu at their offices in London to discuss the development work of the global health charity and the maternal and newborn health work they are rolling out across Africa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/654215 ) Archbishop Tutu, who chaired South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was...

Inadequate Sanitation Is The No. 1 Topic On World Toilet Day
2013-11-19 14:50:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In declaring Nov. 19 “World Toilet Day,” the United Nations has symbolically made Tuesday’s No.1 priority raising awareness of inadequate sanitation for people living around the world. According to the UN, about 2.5 billion people do not have access to sufficient sanitation facilities and over 1 billion practice open defecation – a preventable routine that severely impacts public health. “We must break the taboos and make...

2013-11-19 12:29:09

CAPE TOWN, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations (UN) officials, Ministries of Health and leading international decision makers have come together for the first time in Africa to discuss the growing global cancer burden at the 2013 World Cancer Leaders' Summit (WCLS) which took place today at Cape Town City Hall. Organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and hosted by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the event is an...

2013-11-19 08:28:36

Initial commitment of $6 million dedicated to addressing growing U.S. problem WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Merck for Mothers has launched programs aimed at decreasing the number of women across the United States who die from or suffer severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-11-18 23:26:22

Dr. Pierre M. LaRamée brings over 30 years’ experience in NGO leadership to his role as new Executive Director of MEDICC, working to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) has named a dedicated advocate of global health and Latin American human rights, Dr. Pierre M. LaRamée, as its new Executive Director. Dr. LaRamée brings over 30 years’ experience in...

2013-11-15 10:56:58

Solutions Pathway article published in The Lancet Global Health Leading researchers and global health organizations today issued a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth, which has become the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth...

2013-11-14 20:24:58

Article Published in The Lancet Global Health BETHESDA, Md., SEATTLE and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading researchers and global health organizations today issued a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth, which has become the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy...

2013-11-12 23:28:15

The Atlantic Philanthropies Award $5.8 Million to MEDICC to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities working towards better health outcomes and equity. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) today announced a $5.8 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities working towards better health outcomes and equity. A portion of the award is a...

2013-11-12 12:10:05

Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia calls for continued investment in innovations and proven tools Global health advocates today commemorated the fifth annual World Pneumonia Day by calling on global leaders to scale up existing interventions and invest in new diagnostics and treatments to defeat pneumonia. Each year, pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Pneumonia took the lives of nearly 1.1 million children under 5 in 2012 alone, with more than...