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2014-02-11 12:21:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation will support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million (approx 27.9 million USD) over a three-year period. The global programs with UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE aim to drive change within...

2014-02-11 08:24:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The H&M Conscious Foundation and the international non-profit WaterAid launched today a new global partnership for safe water and toilets in schools that will change the lives of over a quarter of a million of the world's poorest children for years to come. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/DC62106) The $9.3 million (SEK 60 million) contribution from the H&M Conscious Foundation will improve the health,...

2014-01-09 08:22:29

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterAid announced today a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that puts the global sanitation crisis at the forefront of advocacy efforts aimed at improving the lives of millions of people living without toilets or sanitation in Ghana, India and Senegal. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/DC42834) The $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation comes at a time when support for the...

2013-08-01 15:51:02

Improving water quality and hygiene practices may improve the growth of children, according to a new report. The Cochrane review – authored by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and WaterAid – found evidence of small but significant improvements in growth of children under the age of five who have access to clean water and soap. Researchers identified 14 studies conducted in low and middle income countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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