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2014-06-24 23:05:15

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Health Institute partner to fund UCSF-based FIRST (Fighting Infections through Research, Science and Technology) program; a $6 million collaboration to fight neglected tropical diseases in Mesoamerica San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 SSI, a San Francisco nonprofit founded by Eva Harris, UC Berkeley Professor of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology and former MacArthur "Genius" award winner, has worked to minimize...

2013-09-17 23:19:56

Buena Salud América meeting in Bogotá Colombia brings together community agencies from throughout the Americas to highlight innovative models of heart health and well-being. Bogotá, Colombia (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Today, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched an effort to highlight and support innovation through community partnerships to improve health and well-being throughout the Americas. The...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Deadline for submissions: May 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET (Washington, DC, time) WASHINGTON, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 To honor the achievements of volunteerism of outstanding non-governmental organizations working in Latin America and/or the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) invite you to nominate an outstanding organization for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service. The award...

2010-12-17 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the growing cholera epidemic in Haiti, the American Red Cross announced today it is donating $1.5 million to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to purchase, ship, store and distribute IV fluids and other essential supplies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) This action comes as the number of cholera cases in Haiti has now exceeded 100,000. Funds will provide 250,000 liters of...

2010-11-17 16:02:00

Recognition for Ambassador, Member of Congress, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Leader in Community Health WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 VIDA (Vision, Innovation, Dedication, and Advocacy) Awards were presented this evening by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. This year the Alliance honored His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States; Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez of California; Ambassador...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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