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The UN Foundation and the Liechtenstein Embassy to the US announce a three-year commitment of US$75,000 to support worldwide polio eradication efforts. Washington,
A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds the number of deaths worldwide caused by measles has dropped about three-quarters over the past decade.
The campaign aims to decrease vaccine-preventable deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life Washington, D.C.
Milestone marks progress and points to need for funding and political will to eradicate measles WASHINGTON, Aug.
(PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Romaniaâ€™s announcement that it was joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its first grant that will provide polio vaccinations for 40,000 children.
Statement by Kofi Annan, United Nations Foundation Board Member, Calling on the WHO Executive Board to Set an Eradication Date for Measles There is no better time than now to eliminate measles once and for all.
Announcement follows First Lady Michelle Obama's official launch of United We Serve initiative WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is pleased to announce five new additions to its National Celebrity Cabinet, a group of celebrity supporters who promote Red Cross services by donating their time, helping neighbors prepare for emergencies, responding to disasters and lending a helping hand to those in need. (Logo:...
Rotary International, Gates Foundation, United Kingdom, and Germany pledge critically needed funds and urge donor and endemic country governments to help end crippling childhood disease SAN DIEGO, Jan.
The Eastern Mediterranean region achieves measles goal three years early ATLANTA and GENEVA and NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750,000 to 197,000.
Measles deaths have fallen to 74 percent worldwide in the past 10 years thanks to an intensive attempt to vaccinate children in Africa and other regions, health officials announced Thursday.
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