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2012-06-21 23:03:47

Dr. Roy Kim operated on two dozen children during medical mission with Operation of Hope. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 On the heels of a successful cleft nose and palate surgery for a teenager who traveled from Rwanda to San Francisco earlier this year, Dr. Roy Kim scheduled a trip to Blantyre, Malawi, to continue his medical mission work this summer. “When you volunteer to help a child whose facial deformities have likely caused him to be an outcast in his community for...

2012-06-12 14:28:39

Newborns account for 40% of child deaths, but only 6% of world´s foreign assistance for maternal and child health mentions them, according to Save the Children´s pioneering new report on newborn survival Save the Children has released a pioneering report on newborn survival over the last decade that shows the world has greatly overlooked a key area for reducing child deaths–newborn care. The world has achieved remarkable progress on reducing child deaths–from 12.4...

2012-04-26 10:55:03

In early results of a large-scale randomized study published in 2010 and led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, giving daily antiretroviral drugs (ART) to HIV-infected moms or their breastfeeding babies for 28 weeks proved safe and effective for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission through breast milk. Now it appears that early weaning — stopping breastfeeding before six months — is of little, if any, protective value against HIV...

2012-03-23 23:01:12

WHO-endorsed test deployed in battle against tuberculosis in Malawi. Millwood, VA (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 On World TB Day, global NGO Project HOPE says new technology has the potential to revolutionize the speedy and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis, one of the deadliest public health threats which claims about six million lives each year. About one-third of the world´s population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb), the bacterium that causes TB. Tuberculosis is...


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Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'