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2014-06-25 08:31:26

BALTIMORE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego has been chosen to lead the United States Government's flagship effort to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The Maternal and Child Survival Program, a 5-year, $500 million agreement supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will accelerate the rapid expansion of innovative, high-impact health approaches in 24 priority countries in order to save the lives of every woman and child in need.[1]...

2014-06-23 23:04:33

Health policy expert Don Berwick brings more than 400 to Albany, NY to discuss the future of health care in the Capital Region. Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 A lively debate in Albany as business, policy, and health care professionals gathered to discuss the future of health care in the Capital Region. The event, which was co-sponsored by CDPHP and the University at Albany School of Public Health, featured a keynote address by leading health policy expert Dr. Donald Berwick. “Never...

2014-06-19 23:14:46

Dr. Elvira Beracochea, Global Health Leader and CEO of MIDEGO, Inc. is announcing the next Realizing Global Health Teleseminar will be held on June 27th at 1PM Eastern time. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 MIDEGO is announcing it is making big changes so they can make a bigger impact and help more health professionals improve the health system in their countries. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” They do believe that and are putting it to work now more than...

2014-06-18 12:34:03

Commission calls on US policy makers and business leaders to adopt initiatives that foster chronic disease prevention and create a healthier workforce NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States could save $217 to $303 billion in annual health care costs if businesses and governments adopt existing evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods, according to a landmark report released June 18 by the Vitality Institute. The report, developed by the...

2014-06-06 16:23:34

TORONTO, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - SELA Canada today announced it has won the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft Corp. partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. "We are deeply honored to receive the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award for the hard work our team put into building the 'My Baby and Me' Infant...

2014-06-05 16:26:14

HE Toyin Saraki, Founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Emphasizes Value of Partnerships in Promoting World Health NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, former First Lady of Kwara State, Nigeria, and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WFA) this week undertook her role as the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Conference of Midwives (ICM) by emphasizing the importance of partnerships in advocating for maternal,...

2014-06-04 20:22:03

Persistent gender inequity at FDA has led to 26 approved drugs for men, and ZERO for women WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlighting a persistent gender inequity at the Food and Drug Administration regarding the approval of treatments for the most common forms of sexual dysfunction, a diverse group of women's health and research organizations today launched Even the Score, a new advocacy campaign created to serve as a voice for American women who believe that it's time...

2014-06-02 08:29:22

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire's Chief Executive Officer, Flemming Ornskov, MD will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference today, June 2nd at 9:30 am EDT/14:30 BST. Investors may access a live audio webcast of the presentation at http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/investors. NOTES TO EDITORS Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. Our strategy is to focus on developing and...

2014-05-31 23:08:28

ENC Valet Parking to provide parking for Sacramento and Napa fundraisers. Napa, California (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 ENC Valet Parking is excited to be the valet parking service of choice for two fundraising events, one for Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, a Northern California affiliate of America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific’s Stand UP! fundraiser will be held on May 31 and will be an evening of celebration at the beautiful...

2014-05-30 23:13:20

Cole, CEO of Assura, Inc., to lead governance and compliance activities as Vice President Ashland, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Karen Cole, CEO of Assura, Inc., was appointed to Vice President of the Safe Harbor Board of Directors on May 22, 2014. During her two-year term, which starts July 1, she will lead the Governance Committee and support Safe Harbor in its mission to promote healthy relationships and end interpersonal violence. Cole currently serves as the CEO of Assura, Inc. an...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'