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2014-06-29 23:01:27

Having surpassed targets set for its initial three-year, $10 million commitment, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is pleased to announce that it will continue beyond that original commitment. Going forward, MAMA will be governed by an Advisory Board comprised of leaders from multiple sectors in order to drive scale, impact and sustainability to improve maternal, newborn and child health worldwide. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

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]...

2014-06-10 23:02:02

Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program helps attain WHO approval for treatment of drug resistant TB. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to announce that with the assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, the first Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for injectables used in the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis has been assessed by...

2014-06-10 12:26:40

New co-located event at 2014 mHealth Summit to focus on mobile and connected health in low and middle income countries WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mHealth Summit announced today that it will host the Global mHealth Forum, a two-day co-located event, to focus on mobile and connected health in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The Global mHealth Forum, which will take place from December 10-11, 2014, is presented in partnership with the mHealth Working Group and USAID...

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...

2014-05-25 23:00:15

Just 18 months after launching nationwide, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) has reached more than half a million pregnant or new mothers and their families with health information that is helping them care for themselves and their babies. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 Just 18 months after launching nationwide, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) has reached more than 500,000 subscribers in Bangladesh. That’s half a million pregnant or new mothers and their...

2014-05-20 08:35:40

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater impact. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO Unveiled Monday on Capitol Hill, the three-year agreement provides a framework for the U.S....

2014-05-06 23:01:10

During a free, five-day “web summit,” disaster resiliency expert Gerry Galloway, the State Department’s “Greening Diplomacy Initiative,” and diversity experts reach engineers, architects, and construction industry professionals who want to work internationally on how they can “Go Global!” with their careers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Speakers have been confirmed for the Go Global! Web Summit for Engineers, Architects, and Construction Industry Professionals...

2014-04-21 16:25:02

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists will gather in North Carolina later this week to form partnerships and find solutions to some of the greatest global health and development challenges of our day. SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will be held April 24-25 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Hosted by IntraHealth International and now in its third year, the event is known for convening big thinkers...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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