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2014-05-30 23:11:42

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will address the subject of Effective Donor-Country Partnerships at Society For International Development, Washington D.C. chapter, June 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 At the annual SIDW conference held May 20, 2014, Dr. Elvira, along with other global health experts, shared her views at a panel designed to answer the following three questions: 1.     How should the traditional...

2014-05-28 08:22:33

DAKAR, Senegal and STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eThekwini Water & Sanitation, a part of Durban Municipality in South Africa, is named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. "This recognition reflects the work of our whole team over the past 22 years and is a tremendous honour for all of us here in Durban," says Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini Water...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

Leaks From Oil And Gas Operations Confirmed By Airborne Measurements
2014-05-08 03:09:24

University of Colorado at Boulder CIRES, NOAA study finds more methane, ozone precursors and benzene than estimated by regulators During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado's Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic. Emissions of other chemicals that contribute to summertime ozone pollution were about twice as high...

2014-05-07 08:34:05

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has reached a 75% reduction in maternal mortality, reaching its UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target a full two years before the end of 2015, the deadline set by the UN, said a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). The report said, "Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for dying of complications in pregnancy and childbirth."...

2014-04-29 23:00:25

This week’s meeting of the International Emerging Technology Symposium (IETS) highlighted some of the connections between building water systems with public health, particularly in buildings such as hospitals, restaurants, and hotels. For more information on IETS (presentation PowerPoints to be posted by IAPMO soon), visit http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/EmergingTechnologySymposium.aspx. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Plumbing experts are among the most “end-user” focused...

2014-04-18 12:21:26

Dreamstime Offering Discounted Pricing on Weekly to Annual Image Subscriptions NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreamstime, a distinguished leader in stock photography, announced today it is donating 5% of all image subscriptions sales made on Earth Day to charity: water (www.charitywater.org), a global non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. All Dreamstime subscription sales made on Earth Day will result in a...

2014-04-11 12:09:08

With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future. The World Bank figures are widely used by the international community and play a significant role in international strategies to reduce poverty. Critics argue that its estimates are flawed because the ‘dollar...

2014-04-09 12:23:32

DUBLIN, Apr. 09, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f8xz4r/australia_water ) has announced the addition of the "Australia Water Market Insight" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The Australian government has put water at the forefront of the national agenda, and backed this up with multi-billion dollar spending programmes to avert a scarcity crisis, and this is creating huge opportunities...

2014-04-09 10:42:13

Access to improved drinking water and sanitation is highly variable within individual countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Dr Rachel Pullan and colleagues, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, identified marked geographic inequalities, estimating that coverage of improved drinking water supply varied from as low as 3.2% in some districts of Somalia to as high as 99.0% in urban populations in Namibia, while...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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