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2012-08-20 23:01:30

Dr. James Orbinski, a globally recognized humanitarian practitioner and advocate, as well as a leading scholar in global health, has been appointed as Director of the Africa Initiative at The Centre for International Governance Innovation. Waterloo, Ontario (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 Dr. James Orbinski has been appointed Director of the Africa Initiative, effective September 2012, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) announced today. He also will be a senior adviser to...

2011-12-09 12:08:00

Normally used to spot where people live, satellite images of nighttime lights can help keep tabs on the diseases festering among them, too, according to new research. Princeton University-led researchers report in the journal Science Dec. 9 that nighttime-lights imagery presents a new tool for pinpointing disease hotspots in developing nations by revealing the population boom that typically coincides with seasonal epidemics. In urban areas with migratory populations, the images can...

2011-10-04 09:00:00

Over the past year, students at St. George's University in Grenada were able to raise over $68,000 for humanitarian projects through an event called Wii Olympics. This Saturday, the campus will unite again to host another Nintendo Wii tournament to raise funds for three humanitarian projects. The event is being is being coordinated by New York based Urban Humanitarian Projects, a nonprofit organization managed by medical students. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 On Saturday, October...

2011-09-04 07:00:00

Translators desperately needed to interpret medical instructions where language barrier is hampering aid efforts Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 Amid international aid efforts to get humanitarian supplies to drought-stricken Horn of Africa, Translators without Borders, a U.S.-based charitable organization that works in the worldâs crisis zones, is warning of critical shortfalls in local knowledge that is significantly hampering the administration of medical aid. "With...

2011-08-03 18:00:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health is disappointed by the serious allegations made yesterday in a press release issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) with respect to the arrest of Mr. Saeed Mahdi. The Ministry would like to clarify the serious falsehoods in the MSF press release. 1. The events to which the MSF press release speaks occurred because it was operating an unlicensed medical center in a residential apartment building. As MSF was...

2011-06-01 07:45:00

NORWALK, Conn., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica, a leading provider of highly-respected and valued content and services to health care professionals, today launched the '1-Click Movement for Millions' program (www.1C4M.com) supporting Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), an international medical relief organization that provides medical aid and assistance to those in need around the world. The '1-Click Movement for Millions' campaign is designed to spark widespread...

2011-05-23 15:36:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jumeirah Emirates Towers has hosted this year's Vertical Marathon to raise funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The event saw 236 runners ascending Jumeirah Emirates Towers for the annual fundraising event, with participants raising a total of AED 177,000 for MSF. This brings the total amount raised for MSF through this popular event to AED 1.083 million to date. The event, which is in its ninth year, was organised by...


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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.'