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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...

2009-10-08 07:37:00

BOXMEER, Netherlands, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health today announced that it has initiated a multi-year sponsorship project, supporting the Shire Highlands Milk Producers Association (SHMPA) in Malawi, a developing country in southeast Africa. The primary objective of the project is to support smallholder dairy farmers in the Shire Highlands to improve their capabilities to manage the milk production process. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health...

2009-09-23 13:40:00

Join My Village connects Americans with women and families in Malawi through a partnership between General Mills and CARE MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative Fifth Annual Meeting, President Clinton introduced a unique commitment between General Mills and CARE called 'Join My Village,' an innovative online community that is fighting poverty in Malawi through the empowerment of women and girls. Join My Village SMR (which includes links...

2009-09-17 11:15:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Malnutrition is widespread in Malawi and Tanzania, particularly among children under five whose diet is deficient in protein, oils and micronutrients. The need is urgent to develop and harvest improved, nutritious foods using locally available crops such as groundnuts (commonly called peanuts). Increased groundnut production can significantly improve individual nutrition as well as economic security. A McKnight Foundation grant recently awarded...

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2009-08-24 13:55:00

Child tobacco pickers in Malawi are being regularly exposed to "extremely high" levels of nicotine poisoning, according to a study reported Monday by the children's rights organization Plan International. "Child laborers, some as young as five, are suffering severe physical symptoms from absorbing up to 54 milligrams a day of dissolved nicotine through their skin - the equivalent of 50 average cigarettes," said the report, entitled "Hard work, little pay and long hours." A growing number of...

2009-08-20 10:00:00

A new grant to renovate the pediatric ward at Kamuzu Central Hospital is helping the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and the Malawi Ministry of Health improve health services for all children seeking care at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi.  The rehabilitation of the ward follows the opening of the Baylor Clinical Center of Excellence at Kamuzu, which provides state-of-the-art care for children with HIV.  Both of these programs are supported by the Abbott Fund, the...

2009-07-06 09:33:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mammoth evacuation of 83 elephants was successfully concluded in Malawi this weekend. The elephants were moved by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) to save them from persecution by local villagers trying to protect their crops and livelihoods from the animals. "This is a victory for both elephants and people -- they have been engaged in a battle that has seen elephants cruelly wounded and killed, and...

2009-06-18 10:17:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A further nine elephants were evacuated to safety in Malawi this morning after courts threw out a challenge to have their relocation stopped. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) said it was delighted the High Court of Malawi last night rejected a challenge to the rescue project and ruled the capture and translocation of the elephants should continue. The animals which have been at the center of fierce...

2009-06-08 15:35:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE: AOI) today announced results for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. Fiscal Year Results For the year ended March 31, 2009, the Company reported net income of $132.6 million, or $1.50 per basic share, compared to net income of $16.9 million, or $0.19 per basic share, for the prior fiscal year. Robert E. Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, said "By all measures Alliance One had a very solid year...

2009-06-08 10:49:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rescuers have started evacuating a group of 60+ elephants persecuted by human-elephant conflict in the southern African country of Malawi, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) announced today. "A group of nine elephants, including three young calves, have been successfully darted and tranquilized and are en route from Phirilongwe, just south of Lake Malawi, to the protected Majete Wildlife Reserve," said...


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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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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