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2010-07-27 12:17:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 29, 2010, several representatives of Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing visited the offices of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) to present a check in the amount of $41,000 (Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing utilized a three month time period where they put aside $50 from every contract towards this fabulous cause). During their visit, they were treated to a tour of the facility where the nuts and bolts of the operation take place. "I also...

2010-06-03 13:47:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in the flat panel display and audio-video devices market, announced today its sponsorship of "Starved for Attention," a new campaign by Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to raise awareness for and fight childhood malnutrition, a crisis affecting 195 million children worldwide. The LG Home Entertainment Company will contribute $500,000 toward the campaign and MSF's treatment...

2010-01-26 13:22:48

The international humanitarian medical aid organization M©decins Sans Frontires /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) supports a wide network of medical laboratories in resource-constrained countries. In a Health in Action article in this week's PLoS Medicine, Derryck Klarkowski and Juan Daniel Orozco of MSF discuss how the organization has addressed the issue of maintaining quality control for laboratory testing. Funding: The authors received no specific funding to write this paper. Competing...

2009-11-17 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The physicians of the world renowned Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, will receive free access to MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com), Elsevier's premier electronic clinical decision support (CDS) tool, as the result of a special new Elsevier campaign. As part of its "All You Need to Make a Difference" Campaign, Elsevier, a world leader in healthcare and medical publishing and...

2009-10-19 18:16:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Corps, Ltd., MTV Games and Harmonix, the world's leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced The Beatles(TM): Rock Band(TM) debuted as the top selling music video game in the U.S. for September. Released simultaneously with the digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue on September 9, 2009, the critically acclaimed game was also the #2 selling title across all genres by revenue in...

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2009-04-14 14:44:20

In-home treatments for African children with malaria don't help in comparison to treatments received in health clinics, researchers said Tuesday. Researchers instructed parents of the children involved in the study to administer home treatments to their children if they showed symptoms of malaria. About half of the children were treated at home and the remaining half were taken to health clinics within one day of developing a fever, researchers told the Associated Press. Additionally,...

2008-08-27 09:01:27

MSF evacuates 49 wounded from Sudan's Darfur camp NAIROBI, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The medical emergency aid organization Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) said Tuesday it has evacuated 49 patients with gunshot wounds from Kalma Camp to the hospital of Nyala town in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. The medical charity said in a statement issued in Nairobi that its teams will try to return to the camp later Tuesday to provide medical care to the wounded and regular patients. "This incident puts...

2006-08-15 15:10:00

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Doctors trying to treat HIV-infected newborns in sub-Saharan Africa are being held back by over-priced treatments, an absence of diagnostic tools, and a general lack of focus from policymakers and international organizations, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. Most of the 2.3 million children infected with the virus live in southern Africa but the pharmaceutical industry is based largely in richer western countries, where many fewer children are...

2006-08-15 07:10:00

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nearly a year after Thailand rolled out Asia's biggest AIDS drug program, Boripat Bonmon is among those who slipped through the cracks. The 43-year-old shopkeeper turned activist went off treatment eight months ago after his daily cocktail of antiretroviral drugs stopped working. He needs expensive "second-line" drugs that are not covered by the publicly funded drug plan launched last October. "I decided to stop because I can't pay," said Boripat,...

2006-08-10 09:38:30

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hospitals were running out of food, fuel and other supplies in southern Lebanon on Thursday and aid groups said fighting and a ban on movement meant they could not reach an estimated 100,000 people trapped in the area. The U.N. World Food Program urged a cessation of hostilities to allow aid supplies to reach the needy. "Above all, we require a cessation of hostilities by both sides to allow humanitarian aid through," Zlatan Milisic, WFP...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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