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2010-11-19 03:56:00

BEIJING, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/-- The launching ceremony for the "2010 China-Africa Brightness Action" was held at Deer Jet's fix base operation (FBO), Beijing Capital International Airport on November 18. The charitable initiative, co-organized by the China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), the National Committee of Blindness Prevention (NCBP), China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE), HNA Group, Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (Group) and Beijing...

2010-11-02 15:08:14

Call for scaling-up fertilizer trees in fields throughout Africa to fight climate change, increase food security A unique acacia known as a "fertilizer tree" has typically led to a doubling or tripling of maize yields in smallholder agriculture in Zambia and Malawi, according to evidence presented at a conference in the Hague today. The findings were central to the arguments of agroforestry experts at the conference, who urged decision makers to spread this technology more widely throughout...

2010-08-11 13:48:42

In this week's PLoS Medicine Magazine, Gerry Douglas and colleagues describe their experience scaling up electronic medical records (EMRs) in six antiretroviral treatment (ART) sites in Malawi. The need for electronic records was clear. By December 2009, 46 of the ART clinics in Malawi had each registered more than 2,000 patients, which meant that nurses and medical record clerks were taking up to five days to prepare quarterly cohort reports, sometimes closing the clinic in order to complete...

2010-08-09 16:09:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Global Health Corps (GHC) are joining forces to improve health services and contribute to a strong and lasting health workforce in Malawi. As one of only 15 GHC partner organizations, the Foundation is honored to be part of a unique collaboration aimed at addressing both short term human resource gaps and longer term capacity building in its efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS. (Logo:...

2010-06-17 09:14:00

TORONTO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ - Dignitas International has signed a USD 9.2 million Cooperative Agreement to fight HIV in Malawi with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As part of this Agreement, Dignitas is committed to matching USAID's contribution of $4.6 million with funding from other donors. This grant will help Dignitas expand programming from Zomba District (population: 650,000) to five additional districts (population: 3.1 million) in the southern region...

2010-06-16 08:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with a clear focus on helping orphaned children locally as well as thousands of miles away, more than 900 local Roche employees are participating today in the Seventh Annual Roche Children's Walk to raise funds to support children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in New Jersey and Africa. Employees who volunteer for the 5K Walk, which takes them through the township of Nutley, collect donations and Roche matches the funds. Roche has raised...

2010-06-10 15:20:43

A newly modernized pediatric hospital ward and children's clinic in Malawi will provide access to improved facilities for children in a country with one of the highest childhood mortality rates in the world. Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe is the primary referral center for the estimated 2.5 million children living in the central region of the country. The improvements, celebrated at a dedication ceremony today in Lilongwe, are the result of a public-private partnership between the Malawi...

2010-06-07 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and LONDON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, ViiV Healthcare and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation announced a new partnership that will expedite access to lifesaving HIV care and treatment and help children live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. ViiV Healthcare has committed $2m over a two-year period to fund the partnership. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100326/EGPAFLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-04-05 16:10:00

Improvements in education, health, and women's empowerment are focus of visit GUMULIRA, Malawi, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madonna today visited Gumulira, a Millennium Village of approximately 5000 people in rural central Malawi. Raising Malawi, an organization co-founded by Madonna, has been a partner in the Millennium Villages project in Gumulira since its inception in 2006. Madonna was joined in Gumulira by Hans Vestberg, President & CEO of Ericsson, and Prof. Jeffrey...

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2010-01-28 10:10:00

Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, acute gastroenteritis among infants and young children throughout the world and is responsible for an estimated 527,000 deaths among children under five each year. More than 90% of childhood deaths attributed to rotavirus infection occur in developing countries. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and vomiting, leading to loss of fluid and electrolytes which can result in dehydration, shock, and death. Safety and efficacy trials have already been...


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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
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.