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2013-06-26 13:52:01

Weill Cornell study suggests urbanization and industrialization, coupled with a possible predisposition to hypertensive diseases, may be responsible Based on the experience of a large hospital in Tanzania, Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have discovered a "startlingly" high burden of hypertension in this sub-Saharan African country. In the Journal of Hypertension, the researchers say non-communicable disease -- driven primarily by hypertension, resulting in stroke and other...

2011-08-18 00:00:41

Save A Child's Heart Supporters Reach the Summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and Continue to Climb Towards Goal of $1 Million to Save The Lives of 100 African Children Mount Kilimanjaro (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 Doctors, volunteers and supporters of Israel-based humanitarian organization Save a Child's Heart reached the summit of Africa's highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, in an effort to raise $1 million which will save the lives of 100 African children in desperate need of heart surgery. The twelve...

2011-08-10 00:00:30

Israeli Medical Team Perform First Ever Pediatric Open Heart Surgery in Mwanza Tanzania (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 A medical team from Israel's Save a Child's Heart has successfully performed the first ever pediatric open heart surgery in Mwanza Tanzania and on the youngest child in Tanzania. Laurencia Simon is four years old, the daughter of two farmers, and lives in a mud hut without electricity or running water. Two years ago she was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Due to a lack...

2011-02-08 22:34:27

Tanzania will now have expanded resources to help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the opening of a new pediatric Center of Excellence that will serve families and children in Mwanza and its surrounding regions, providing increased access to care for a population of almost 9 million people. The Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children's Hospital-Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence will be opened on the grounds of the Bugando Medical Centre, the region's 900-bed,...

2008-11-11 09:00:00

Roger A. Newell Ph.D., President and CEO of Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB: LVCA) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired, subject to final payment, two exploration licenses (PL 2910, PL 3006) contiguous with the existing Kalemela License PL 2747. Once the acquisition is complete, the Kalemela Gold Project will contain over 260 square kilometers. Dr. Newell stated: "This acquisition is an important opportunity for the company to expand its footprint in this...

2008-08-17 18:00:32

Text of report by: Fredrick Odiero entitled "Villagers demand compensation over airport project" published by Kenyan opposition newspaper Kenya Times website on 16 August Hundreds of villagers affected by the expansion of the Kisumu Airport [western Kenya] yesterday took to the streets of the town demanding to be compensated for their land taken by the project. The placard-waving protesters vowed not allow the project to continue before their grievances were addressed. The protesters...

2008-07-24 12:00:53

Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB: LVCA) announced today they will begin gold exploration at the Kalemela Project in Tanzania in which they have an 80% interest. Work will begin at the property some 125 kilometers East of Mwanza, Tanzania, over the next two weeks. Lake Victoria's President, Dr. Roger Newell, said that the company has signed an exploration services agreement with Geo Can Resources Company Limited, Tanzania, to provide the initial exploration program on the highly...

2008-07-08 12:00:56

Dr. Roger A. Newell M.Sc., Ph.D., the newly appointed President and CEO of Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB: LVCA) is pleased to announce the company is acquiring an 80% interest in the Kalemela Gold Project in northern Tanzania. While currently in Mwanza, Tanzania, Dr. Newell said "This is an important opportunity for the company to gain a foothold in a prominent, productive and highly prospective gold belt. The potential for a substantial discovery here is significant since the...

2006-04-28 01:47:22

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday that a ferry had sunk in its waters on Lake Victoria, with an unknown number of passengers killed. "People have drowned, but I have no more information," Tanzanian police spokesman Juma Mtumwa said by telephone from Dar es Salaam. A Tanzanian newspaper, Mwananchi, said 28 people, including eight crew members, were killed. But that could not be immediately confirmed. The paper named the boat as MV Nyamanga. But police in Mwanza town...


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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