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2014-10-23 23:04:56

CARD MRI, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, and Freedom from Hunger launched a joint program in the Philippines and held a two-day maternal health fair. “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” will improve health knowledge and promote behavior change for more than 600,000 women by the end of 2015 to improve maternal health in the Philippines, accelerating achievement of UN Millennium Development Goal 5. San Pablo City, Philippines (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 At an event on October 17th in the...

2014-10-21 23:12:42

MIDEGO, a global health consultancy that partners with governments and world leaders to implement self-reliant and sustainable health systems announces their official name change to Realizing Global Heath (RGH). Let's get it done and make it possible to deliver quality healthcare to everyone, everywhere, every day. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Global impact consulting firm, MIDEGO, Inc. has today officially announced that they have changed their name to Realizing Global Health...

2014-10-06 12:28:33

WASHINGTON and NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation, MicroEnsure, and Penda Health today launched a new initiative to a provide low-cost health insurance and health information to low-income Kenyans. The initiative, called the "Uzima Project", will focus on providing low-income people access to high quality health services and financing, along with a messaging and reminders service that encourages users to adopt healthy habits and practices. It...

2014-10-02 23:09:41

Danya provides ICT strategies in Africa for USAID in support of their mission to reduce hunger and poverty. As a subcontractor to ACDI/VOCA on two USAID-funded Feed the Future projects, Danya is providing innovative communication technologies. (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 As a subcontractor to ACDI/VOCA on two USAID-funded Feed the Future projects, Danya is providing innovative communication technologies. Feed the Future's Bureau for Food Security has posted two videos that experts from...

2014-10-02 12:33:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by the International Fund for Agricultural Development: Dear Journalist, You are invited to attended an important news-making event, "Food + Migration: Untold Stories" hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 10, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. This event is open to the media only and is free of charge. Seating is limited. IFAD is...

2014-09-30 20:22:55

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia will convene the first conference of its 2014-2015 season and the first in its 2014-15 Global Health Series - on "The Modes of Action of Vaccine Adjuvants" at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel - immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges Meeting for that program's grantees. The four-day conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates...

2014-09-30 12:27:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The states with the highest proportion of hungry and poor people are in the South, according to a Bread for the World analysis of the latest U.S. Census data. Several states in the region account for large portions of the more than 49 million Americans who were at risk of hunger and 45 million Americans who lived in poverty last year. The states with the highest percentage of food insecurity, or hunger, are Arkansas (21.2...

2014-09-23 08:29:42

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As Prime Minister Harper and other world leaders gather this week at the United Nations General Assembly, a new poll shows Canadians care deeply about Canada's efforts to save the lives children and mothers in developing countries who are dying of preventable causes. According to the survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision Canada: -- 82% of Canadians feel Canada's work to improve child and maternal health in developing...

2014-09-19 12:25:45

Sweden Joins as New Partner, Global Resilience Challenge Launches WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) joins the Global...

2014-09-19 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Global network of over 3,500 farms established to measure productivity -- First independently-audited data to be published in March 2015 -- Projects underway in all regions; partnerships agreed and expanded Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food...


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