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2012-11-15 12:24:21

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transforming the World Through Comedy (TWTComedy) announced its partnership with nonprofit Malaria No More for its 2(nd) annual global interactive 24 hour live streamed stand-up comedy event. The 2013 digital telethon will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The live stand up shows will broadcast in real time on www.youtube.com/TWTComedy from seven global cities: Sydney, Australia (The Comedy Store), Singapore, London, Toronto (Yuk...

2012-11-13 12:25:12

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Masks by: Michael Bastian, Chris Benz, Charlotte Ronson, Patricia Underwood, Rolando Santana, Wendy Williams, and host Mondo Guerra www.ascnyc.org/unmask Facebook.com/ascnyc WHAT: Unmask AIDS, the annual fall gala benefiting ASCNYC WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 6:00-10:00pm. Red-carpet and celebrity photo ops! WHERE: Bryant Park Grill 25 West 40th Street New York City WHY:...

2012-11-09 16:22:54

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: As the Montreal Protocol celebrates its 25(th) anniversary this week in Geneva, Switzerland, it stands as proof that coordinated global action can solve complex international environmental issues. By successfully phasing out the use of 98% of the chemicals that destroy the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol put the ozone layer on the road to recovery and earned the...

2012-10-25 09:20:04

Tokyo, Oct 25, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has signed a global agreement with Brazil's Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz ("Fiocruz") aimed at collaborations to develop new medicines and vaccines for malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).Under the global agreement, Eisai and Fiocruz will identify research development collaborations targeting Eisai compounds for indications of malaria and NTDs. For the first collaboration, it has been decided to begin studies on...

2012-10-18 07:25:47

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey finds empowerment programme helps 57 percent of respondents reduce socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS by providing tools to reduce poverty and emotional burden of disease New research presented today at the first Africa Regional Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics concluded that Grandmothers Against Poverty & AIDS (GAPA), a nonprofit grantee of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's SECURE THE...

2012-10-08 07:24:41

ROME, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Although Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 encompasses reduction of maternal mortality and improvement of sexual and reproductive health, every MDG has an impact on women's health: eradication of poverty, gender equality, reduction of child mortality, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria," commented Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, President-Elect of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), presenting the...

2012-10-08 07:23:51

ROME, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "FIGO, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has a vision that women of the world achieve the highest possible standard of physical, mental, and reproductive health and wellbeing throughout their lives. Our mission is dedicated to the improvement of women's and newborns health and rights as well as to advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynecology." These words, by Professor Gamal Serour, President of...

2012-09-26 14:20:32

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A problem for the water industry is that water is perceived as a right and citizens are less willing to pay for water than they are for electricity. However, the need for private sector involvement in the water sector is growing as rising demand for safe water and sanitation parallels global population increases of approximately 1.1 percent annually. The shift to water sector privatization is marked by strong opposition. While some...

2012-09-25 23:03:27

Eight Grants Given to Improve Women´s and Children´s Health Using Mobile Technology New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 The Innovation Working Group (IWG) and mHealth Alliance announced the eight 2012 winners of catalytic grants today at a luncheon event held in support of Every Woman Every Child. The IWG mHealth catalytic grant mechanism, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and implemented in partnership with the World Health Organization...

2012-09-21 06:26:37

AMSTERDAM, September 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Archbishop Tutu together with the International Children's Peace Prize Winners and the Dutch foundation KidsRights announced the start of a new movement called Remember2015 (http://www.remember2015.com). This new movement reminds the world of its promise to children through the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000. In 2000, leaders of 189 countries signed the Millennium Development Goals. This document promised a better...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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