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2011-02-04 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Corps is expanding this year to support 70 emerging leaders in their 2011-2012 fellowship class. Applications for placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the USA are now open at www.apply.ghcorps.org. GHC is seeking applicants with diverse skill-sets from areas that are often viewed as outside of the traditional health workforce--managers, communicators, architects, computer scientists, supply chain analysts and other...

2011-01-26 08:00:00

LINCOLN, Calif. and MAULDIN, S.C., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bi-Lo supermarkets in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia now offer The Rogers Family Company's (www.rogersfamilyco.com) flagship Fairly Traded gourmet coffee brands, which help protect native rainforest, wildlife and improve the quality of life for farmers, workers and their families from Central America to Rwanda. The 207 Bi-Lo stores in these states carry 12-ounce pre-ground bags of the San Francisco...

2011-01-11 22:00:00

Hong Kong still tops Heritage/Wall Street Journal Index, but Singapore closes in; Rwanda earns "Most Improved" WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though faced with continuing fiscal challenges, more countries embraced greater economic freedom than shied away from it last year, according to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The Index registered a widespread rebound for 2010, as the average score...

2010-12-13 13:44:29

Africans strengthen ability to meet health needs in sub-Sahara with homegrown science solutions, but many products stagnate in labs for want of commercialization know-how, support Global health experts today published a landmark collection of papers that together provide a unique microscope on the experience of countries, companies and organizations in sub-Saharan Africa addressing neglected health problems with homegrown drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other creative scientific and business...

2010-11-30 12:43:00

LPGA Hall of Fame Golfer Teams Up with World Vision to Help African Children December Trip Includes Golf Clinic for Young African Golfers SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This December, golf legend and LPGA Hall of Fame legend Betsy King, from Scottsdale, Arizona will make her third trip to Africa to help aspiring young female golfers in Kenya, genocide survivors in Rwanda and AIDS orphans in Lesotho. King will go with LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis and two LPGA teaching pros:...

2010-10-13 14:12:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) has been awarded the 2010 Curry Stone Design Prize for development of a locally-produced and distributed sanitary pad that enhances women's dignity and allows better access to education and occupation. In numerous developing countries, the stigma of menstruation is exacerbated by the lack of adequate, affordable sanitary devices, often keeping girls and women away from school and work for days or even weeks during a...

2010-07-21 15:38:50

An article in this week's PLoS Medicine by Younsook Lim (from Dartmouth Medical School, USA) and colleagues shows how the Rwanda Learning Collaborative on Child Health (RLC) sought to increase access to and the quality of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) services in the Eastern Province of Rwanda using a learning collaborative model. The model, which uses peer-to-peer learning methods, allows for multiple improvement ideas to be simultaneously tested and...

2010-06-21 20:37:13

Despite the fact that the African languages in Rwanda and Uganda are marginalised in most formal domains in society, they are used far more extensively than commonly believed. This is one conclusion reached in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by a large number of indigenous languages that are not appointed official languages. In fact, Westerners often find the vast linguistic diversity difficult to comprehend. By comparing...

2010-04-06 10:14:00

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda is a nation led by women. Women comprise 55% of the country's workforce, own roughly 40%(1) of businesses and head 1/3 of all households(2). This gender gap is one effect of the Rwandan Genocide, which began 16 years ago tomorrow on April 7, 1994. Throughout Rwanda's rebuilding process, it is the women who have taken the charge. "Rwanda's economy has risen up from the genocide and prospered greatly on the backs of our women...Bringing women out...

2010-04-02 10:52:00

RACINE, Wis., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson believes a flower can change a community. The company's latest ad, titled "Flower," highlights the company's work with partners in Rwanda. For more than 40 years, SC Johnson, A Family Company, has purchased pyrethrum (py), a botanical insecticide that is extracted from chrysanthemums, from East Africa for use in some of its pest control products sold around the world under the Raid® and Baygon® brands....

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'