Experts: Targeted agricultural investments will yield high results, slash poverty in Africa
MAPUTO, Mozambique (1 December 2008)Concerned that the global financial crisis will lead to cuts in funding for projects in developing countries, leaders of the world's largest agricultural research group today told a conference that relatively modest, well-targeted investments could greatly boos...
HOE Ministries Gives New Hope to Orphans in Ethiopia : Hope For Orphans of Ethiopia Organization to Build Greater Awareness and Solutions to the Soaring Poverty Catastrophe Afflicting Orphaned and Innocent Children in Prison
HOE Ministries, Inc. (Hope for Orphans of Ethiopia), www.hoeministries.org , is a non profit Christian organization founded in January 2007, committed to reaching out to the impoverished orphan children of Ethiopia.
WILTON, Conn. (Business Wire EON) November 20, 2008 ...
UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill up to $181 million to continue its MEASURE Evaluation project.
The award is the largest ever received by UNC.
The award funds the monit...
Home Care Workers, Seniors, Disabled From Across Massachusetts to Protest Poverty Wages, Lack of Health Insurance, Wednesday, June 18 at Office of Governor Deval Patrick
Home care crisis escalates as state continues to reject appeal for
health insurance and meaningful wage increase for caregivers of seniors,
"The change we need recognizes health as a public good. All people
should have health care that they can count on and afford."
- Deval Patric...
20 Million Kids' Books Distributed, 25% of U.S. Children in Poverty Getting Books, 50,000 Doctors Trained: Three Key Milestones for Reach Out and Read
BOSTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50,000 doctors
have given 20 million free books to America's youngest children living in
poverty, thanks to Reach Out and Read. Partnering with doctors to give free
books to children and literacy advice to their parents at check-ups, Reach
Newly Released 2009 COLA Forecast Would Keep Five Million Seniors Below Poverty Line
2.8 Percent Increase Would Raise Average Benefit Just $30.20 Per Month
During Economic Downturn
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late last month, the
Congressional Budget Office published a little-noticed estimate that
forecasts seniors will receive just a 2.8 percent increas...
Obama Pledges Major Expansion of AIDS and Global Poverty Programs
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barack Obama today
stepped ahead of all other candidates for President in one of the most
critical areas of foreign policy, the effort to eradicate extreme poverty.
As a part of reasserting America's leadership in this area, he pledged to
9 SAGE journals participate in global theme issue on poverty and human development
SAGE, the worlds fifth largest journal publisher, is proud to be participating in a Global Theme Issue on Poverty
and Human Development launched today by the Council of Science Editors.
The CSE global theme issue aims to raise awareness and stimulate interest and debate on the crucial matters o...
Global theme issue on poverty and human development
New Rochelle, NY, October 22, 2007Four Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journals are participating in the Global Theme Issue on Poverty
and Human Development, a special worldwide publishing event on October 22, 2007 to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue to address poverty
and human development. The Coun...
Elsevier journals participate widely in global theme issue on poverty and human development
Amsterdam October 22, 2007 Today, The National Institutes of Health is hosting the launch of the Council of Science Editors global theme issue on poverty
and human development, to coincide with the publication of related research by more than 230 journals worldwide.
Many of Elseviers journal...
Audio Replay: Catholic Charities USA's Briefing on the Inextricable Link Between a Veto of SCHIP and Poverty in America
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An audio replay is
now available of Catholic Charities USA's Oct. 2 briefing discussing what
impact the president's intended veto on State Children's Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP) would have on reducing poverty
Center for Poverty Research to study senior hunger in America
The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty
Research has received a major research grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America Foundation (MOWAAF) to study the economic and demographic causes, consequences, and future of senior hunger in America.
James Ziliak, Gatton Endowed Chair o...
Small Army Takes on Cure for Diabetes and New Approach to Ending World Poverty with Addition of Non-Profit Accounts
Boston-based Agency Signs The Iacocca Foundation and S.E.VEN
BOSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Army, the Boston-based marketing
and creative services agency, has added finding a cure for diabetes and
alleviating world poverty
to their scope of work with the addition of The
$64.7 Bln Needed for Population Programmes to Curb Poverty
One third, $21.6 Bln, Expected from Donors, Two-Thirds Due as Domestic Funds
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 6, 2009 -- Investments of $64.7 billion are needed in 2010 for population programmes that are essential to reduce poverty
, promote development and curtail ma...
Money may not buy happiness but neither does poverty
In the past 50 years individual levels of wealth have increased by but so have crime, deprivation, depression and addictions to alcohol and drugs. Most of us believe that more money will make us happier; however, as societies become richer, does that wealth positively impact on our happiness?
Economic Stimulus Package Offers Little Help to Seniors in Poverty
Workers Making $75,000 Would Get $500 in Relief; Seniors with Average Social Security Income of $13,836 Would Get Just $300
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate version of the economic stimulus package would provide Social Security recipients and disabled veterans a...
Whole Planet Foundation(TM) (a Whole Foods Market Foundation) and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus Partner With Natural Foods Vendors, Pledging Over $1 Million to Help Combat Poverty
Allegro Coffee Company, Back to Nature, Balance Bar, The Hain Celestial
Group, ITO EN, Naked Juice, New Chapter, Seventh Generation, Stacy's and
Whole Foods Market(R) join forces to make a difference in developing world communities
AUSTIN, Texas, March 6 /PRNews...
Social Security Lifts 1.3 Million Children Out of Poverty
Retirement program brings life and disability insurance to young
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Social Security is
best known as a retirement program, it is also irreplaceable life and
disability insurance for young families, according to a new report releas...
Controversial New Report Details Successes and Challenges as the Microcredit Movement Escalates Its Battle With Poverty
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Microloans to the poor
around the world soared to 133 million last year, up from 13 million just
nine years ago, according to a report released today by the Microcredit
Summit Campaign, an initiative of RESULTS Educational Fund. The dramatic
Journal of the American Dental Association spotlights poverty
CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2007 The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) joins 234 other international scientific journals today in publishing a global theme issue on poverty
and human development, an unprecedented collaborative effort among the worlds biomedical publications.
The Council of...
APC papers in global theme issue on poverty
New Rochelle, NY, October 22, 2007 Human Resources for Treating HIV/AIDS: Needs, Capacities, and Gaps published online today in AIDS Patient Care and STDs has been selected to be one of seven papers presented orally at the NIH Launch of the Council of Science Editors Global Theme Issue on Poverty
CBM USA stands up and speaks out to world leaders on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
GREENVILLE, SC, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ - The numbers are staggering --
over 20% of people living in poverty
in developing countries have a
disability. "It's not the impairment or disability which creates dependency and
poverty in people with disabilities, but their exclusion from mainstream
Increasing Levels Of Severe Poverty In US Could Jeopardize Public Health
A new study has reported that from Americans from the year 2000 have been getting poorer.
According to a study that is to be published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, //the national rates of severe poverty
in America is climbing rapidly. The researchers ha...
Children in Poverty at Risk of Mental Health Problems
The British Medical Association (BMA) has claimed that children who grow up in poverty
or other disadvantages are prone to develop mental health problems //.
A recent report has revealed that children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds or suffer from several mental health-related problems,...
Women Growing Up In Poverty At Increased Risk Of Heart Disease
Women with disadvantaged childhoods are more likely to have a heart problem later in life compared to men, says a study.
Researchers led by Jenifer Hamil-Luker, a post-doctoral fellow in sociology at Duke University, looked at data of nearly 10,000 people // born between 1931 and 1941, report...
WHO to Implement New Strategy on Diseases of Poverty
The World Health Organization (WHO) based Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) has adopted a new strategy for strengthening and expanding research to prevent and control 'infectious diseases of poverty.'
The strategy builds on the programmes 30-year record...
Africa Suffers Tuberculosis as a Fallout of HIV/AIDS and Poverty
Nairobi - The WHO has revealed that Africa's TB crisis has its origin in HIV/AIDS, weak health systems and poverty. Statistics show that//, of the two million people who die from TB every year, 1.5 million are Africans.
Winfred Nzioka, a nurse at the African Medical and Research Foundation (A...
Many Indian Doctors Live In Poverty
Many doctors of Indian origin live in a state of penury in the UK, depending upon free food given at temples. Very few of them even have decent // lodgings. This is the offshoot of an appeal made by the NHS for more doctors to serve in the country in 2001, which had resulted in many doctors from t...
Cooperation Between Faith-Based Organizations and UNFPA Critical to Maternal Health, Say Groups
...man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty
and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and women is treated with di...
Lilly Broadens Income Eligibility for Patient Assistance Programs
...es at or less than 300 percent of the U.S. Federal poverty
Level. This is an income eligibility increase from the previous 200 percent Federal poverty
Level. With this change, the income eligibility li...t at, or above, 300 percent of the current Federal poverty
Level. As an example, the new yearly eligible inco...
AMERIGROUP Foundation Honors Warehouse of Hope Founder Craig Parson as a 'Healthy Hero'
...o recognize and actively support such contributions to our communities."
Parson says that with more than 1.2 million Georgians living below the poverty
line, there is plenty more work to be done.
"I've been doing this now for 14 years, but this is actually the first year that people are calling...
More Kids Becoming Severely Obese
...e, the researchers said.
Black and Mexican-American children had the largest increases in severe obesity, along with children in families below the poverty
level. For example, the percentage of severely obese Mexican-American children rose from 0.9 percent to 5.2 percent.
The researchers also found tha...
Call to the Youth of America: Palms for Life Fund Launches Film Competition to Document Hunger in the United States
...fects of domestic hunger are just as pressing as the epidemic of hunger and poverty
on a global level. "Everyone knows what hunger looks like in third wor...alms for Life Fund is a public charity (501(c)(3)) dedicated to eliminating poverty
worldwide by investing in high-quality sustainable health and education pro...
Top Healthcare Magazine Awards Carefx Client '2009 IT Project of the Year'
... can achieve amazing clinical results for a population in need."
Louisiana's rural population, with nearly one-quarter living below the federal poverty
line, is isolated from quality health care. The patient-to-physician ratio in rural Louisiana, 1,925:1, is more than twice the 870:1 ratio in the sta...
Kaiser Permanente Approves $11 Million in Community Benefit Grants
...are and mental health services to the Oak Park community in which more than 30 percent of the residents have household incomes at or below the Federal poverty
The Challenge Center of La Mesa, Calif., is the recipient of a $70,000 grant to support the Center's Extended Physical Therapy and Assis...
Western Wayne Family Health Center -- Taylor Dedication Ceremony Marks Important Step in Providing Healthcare to Underinsured and Uninsured
...population living in the WWFHC service area are either uninsured or rely on federal programs for coverage. More than 38 percent live below the federal poverty
"The Western Wayne Family Health Center Taylor will go a long way toward ensuring that individuals in the Taylor community and other su...
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Leads to Cancellation of HIV/AIDS Summer Camp. One Heartland Announces Campaign to Fund Alternative Camp Session for 82 Children.
WILLOW RIVER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- One Heartland recently notified 82 children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty
just hours before they were scheduled to travel to Willow River, Minnesota that their camp session was cancelled. The session, part of the organizatio...
Change to Win Statement on Minimum Wage Increase
...eet. By implementing the President's bold reforms - from health care to the Employee Free Choice Act - we can put working families on a pathway out of poverty
and back on the road to achieving the American Dream."
About Change to Win
Seven unions and six million workers united in Cha...
Smart Ideas at the Intersection of Transportation, Health, and Equity
... to doctors appointments. About 19 percent of African-Americans and 13.7 percent of Latinos lack access to cars, while only 4.6 percent of whites do. poverty
complicates the problem: 33 percent of poor African-Americans, 25 percent of poor Latinos, and 12.1 percent of poor whites lack car access. Simply pu...
Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments
... with civil society to strengthen accountability from recipient countries.
"We are already seeing people die and families forced further into poverty
by healthcare costs as a direct result of this global economic crisis," said Dr. Lola Dare, Executive Secretary of the African Council for Sustainable...