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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...

2013-11-18 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...

2013-11-12 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...

2013-11-07 23:29:39

San Francisco non-profit Child Family Health International (CFHI) announced it will open educational global health programs in Uganda beginning in 2014. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Child Family Health International (CFHI), a leader in global health education has announced program expansion into its seventh location, Uganda. The non-profit, recognized by the United Nations and headquartered in San Francisco, places health professions students alongside native...

2013-11-01 10:32:55

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. In countries where such health workers have been deployed, the clinical outcomes for certain services were just as good and – in some cases – even better than when physicians performed...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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