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2014-10-08 12:29:00

New center to train health professionals in resource-poor countries in comprehensive family planning services, helping lower maternal mortality ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent. The grant will allow faculty at the U-M Department of...

2014-10-07 12:32:02

-- Both Initiatives Support Every Mother Counts to Help Pregnant Women in Need Around the World -- NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bump, a leading multiplatform pregnancy and parenting brand, today announced the launch of its Charity Registry Program, integrated across all of its digital platforms. For the first time ever, moms-to-be will be able to register for select charities in addition to or in lieu of a traditional retail gift registry. At launch, Every Mother...

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...

2014-09-22 12:31:36

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global humanitarian and relief organization Save the Children has appointed Robert Clay to the position of Vice President for Health and Nutrition, effective Nov. 1. He will lead a team of more than 100 staff members, based in Washington, D.C., and regional offices around the world, and will oversee an annual budget of $380 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147519 "Robert is one of the world's leaders...

2014-09-22 12:28:04

Celebrity campaign inspires action for global women's health & contraception NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EngenderHealth, a leading global women's health organization, announced today the launch of its WTFP?! (Where's the Family Planning?!) campaign to raise awareness of the crucial need for contraception by millions of women in developing countries. Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino is partnering with EngenderHealth to bring attention to this global...

2014-09-19 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong...

2014-08-18 23:03:39

Global Leaders on the United Nations Foundation Board Call for Continued Focus on Millennium Development Goals Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals established in 2000 by world leaders at the United Nations to improve lives around the world. In recognition of the day, the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors released the statement below: “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

2014-08-18 23:02:55

MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest people. Events around the globe will mark the milestone, including a conversation between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and education activist Malala...

2014-08-08 23:07:40

Ribbon cutting ceremony held to celebrate expansion and thriving vision. Franklin, WI (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) LLC celebrated the expansion of their R&D and production facility with a ribbon cutting on August 5th. Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), founded in 2007 in their current location in Franklin, WI, needed to expand to meet demand for new opportunities for microbial-based products and solutions. MDG added a second laboratory and expanded the MDG...

2014-08-07 23:01:33

USAID-USP-Boston University Collaboration Spurs Next Stage of Device Development Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 With the potential to revolutionize how medicines regulators, customs agents, procurement agencies, warehouse personnel, health facilities, and other providers throughout the world detect poor-quality medicines, a new portable device called PharmaChk will be supported with a $2 million transition-to-scale grant from Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.