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Leading NGOs call for international action to combat epidemic of noncommunicable diseases

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2009 The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and World Heart Federation (WHF) today issued a joint statement that calls on the international community to address urgently the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), ...

A Call to Action: NGOs Working in Blindness Prevention and Treatment Convene Special Forum to Address Gender and Eye Health

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the Seva Foundation: WHAT: Leading U.S.-based eye care NGOs are collaborating to host, "Seeing Women: Taking on Gender Inequities in Global Blindness and Care." The inaugural Gender and Eye Health advocacy...

The next health tsunami: Noncommunicable diseases

...pirin, penicillin, insulin and morphine have been on the Essential Medicines List for years, they still remain beyond the reach of many. The three ngos request that the final declaration of the ECOSOC High Level Segment include a call for NCD indicators to be included in the 2010 review of the MDGs t...

Fortune Recognizes Female Health Company as One of America's Fastest-Growing Small Companies

...nal Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and a wide array of bilateral aid agencies, private foundations, and international ngos committed to advancing women's access to HIV prevention. The company invests in providing technical support to public sector health programs on how t...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

...overnmental organizations in spending on health aid, each contributing more than $1 billion in health assistance from 2002 and 2006. Six of the top 10 ngos are religious organizations. In-kind contributions, like donated drugs, make up more than 90% of the expenditures by some of the world's largest hea...

Travis McCoy, Lead Vocalist & Songwriter of Alternative Hip Hop Band Gym Class Heroes, Travels to South Africa, Philippines and India as MTV International's 2009 Staying Alive Foundation Ambassador

... Cinema, Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Bulelani, a young man in his twenties founded 'Snapshot Mobile Cinema' in 2005. He had been involved with local ngos for several years prior to this (Treatment Action Campaign) but decided that in order to make the change, he needed to be the change. With Snapshot Mo...

President of IDF calls for government focus and spending on diabetes and other NCDs

...aise awareness of the growing diabetes burden and catalyse political action to reverse the epidemic. The Federation is also working closely with other ngos concerned with NCDs. The International Diabetes Federation will co-host a meeting on May 19 in parallel to the World Health Assembly to highlight t...

Prepared Response, Inc. Expands Its Pandemic Planning and Response Offerings

...mal and plant life while empowering corporations, government organizations, ngos and global citizens with trusted and actionable information. The GSA provid...mal and plant life while empowering corporations, government organizations, ngos and global citizens with trusted and actionable information. By identifying...

NGOs Unite to Bring Awareness to Inequities in Eye Care for Women

... WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S.-based eye care ngos held a briefing, " Seeing Women: Taking on Gender Inequities in Global Bli...ring links between gender and blindness, poverty, disability and education. ngos and groups advancing the rights of women presented case studies and effec...

Nestle Launches Major Initiatives in Nutrition, Water and Rural Development

...ges NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle today announced three new company initiatives aimed at creating new partnerships with governments, ngos and small enterprises. The announcement comes as Nestle launches a two-day forum on Creating Shared Value in New York in collaboration with the Un...
NGOs in Medical Technology

Ending Cervical Cancer Featured at Summit; QIAGEN CEO Issues a Call to Global Women Leaders

... Global Summit of Women in Hanoi, Vietnam. CEO Peer Schatz came to this prominent international platform to issue a call to other leaders in business, ngos and governments to join him and campaign to create a cervical-cancer-free world. "Nearly 500,000 women around the world are diagnosed with cervical ...

Animals That Cyclone Survivors Depend on Need Help Now

... its Rapid Assessment and Response Team. Philip Russell MBE, WSPA's Director of Disaster Management, said: "No-one else, Governments, humanitarian ngos or owners have the resources to care for these animals, most of which are owned by poor impoverished families. If those that survived die, so too will...

New Analysis from 14 Countries Identifies Drug Access Priorities to Achieve 2010 AIDS Treatment Target

...ommonplace, and limited support and care services undermine drug access. -- In Zambia, there is concern that AIDS drug access depends on the work of ngos and the government is not sufficiently engaged. -- In Zimbabwe, stock-outs are frequent and the increasingly unfriendly general policy environment r...
NGOs in Biological News

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...move will be financed in part with government funds that would have been spent maintaining the existing village and on periodic emergency evacuations, ngos say the relocation of Newtok marks an Arctic milestone the first official casualty among six Alaskan Inuit settlements in urgent need of relocation, ...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

... Fendorf will co-host a four-day meeting on arsenic poisoning in Siam Reap, Cambodia, with about 60 experts, including government officials, scholars, ngos and funding agencies, such as the World Bank. The meeting was convened by the American Geophysical Union and the Woods Institute. "The first three ...

The birds of Spain, in a digital ornithological encyclopedia

...As well as the recreational and learning side of the bird-watching world, the encyclopedia describes the campaigns being conducted by environmentalist ngos in favor of their conservation, and informs citizens wishing to get involved on how they can best contribute to this effort. The first edition of t...

Wetlands restoration not a panacea for Louisiana coast

...University (WCU). As hurricanes have pounded the Gulf of Mexico this fall, the media has been filled with the words of politicians, policy makers, ngos and local communities touting the importance of ongoing wetlands restoration projects as long-term storm protection for coastal communities and infras...

Universities develop a more sustainable future

...and the Environment which has fostered long term working relationships with ngos and agencies, leading to student internships at the Foundation for Internat...The Centre further encourages its graduates working in government, law, and ngos to return and help build a practical aspect into UCL's degree programmes. ...

McGill conference on Global Food Crisis draws impressive list of international participants

...rence, perhaps the only one of its kind in the world so far, will draw representatives from agriculture, the food industry, governments, academia and ngos to discuss critical problems of food supply and affordability as well as looking ahead to ways to solve these crippling problems. Here's a list o...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

...The report acknowledges the very substantial efforts of multinational agencies, donor countries and foundations, and large international environmental ngos to help nations most in need of guidance and help. However, the assistance is often hampered by poor coordination amongst competing organizations a...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

...The report acknowledges the very substantial efforts of multinational agencies, donor countries and foundations, and large international environmental ngos to help nations most in need of guidance and help. However, the assistance is often hampered by poor coordination amongst competing organizations a...

Life-saving clean water project secures $13M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

...an inexpensive but reliable water-testing device that ordinary people can use is high in developing countries, not only from governments but also from ngos and aid agencies. Emergency-relief operations dealing with the aftermath of disasters such as the recent floods in Mexico, the Asian tsunami and the P...

Toxic releases down from North American industry leaders, increasing from other facilities

... three countries. Comparisons of the three countries industrial emissions will continue to improve as the CEC works with governments, industry and ngos to expand the number of chemicals and facilities that are comparable. Taking Stock compiles data from Canadas National Pollutant Release Inventory...
NGOs in Biological Technology

High-Tech 'Smart' Face Mask Helps Hong Kong Families Combat Swine Flu

...s only the latest episode in Filligent's success story. Since its launch this Spring 2009, the BioMask(TM) has been purchased by national governments, ngos and blue-chip private sector organizations. To date, the BioMask(TM) has been approved for sale in the European Community and Australia, having met or...

New Leadership Team at International Trachoma Initiative to Build Stronger Partnerships to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma

...hip team focused on creating effective collaborations among governments and ngos in 56 trachoma endemic countries. Through stronger partnerships, ITI hopes ... trachoma community," said Dr. Danny Haddad, ITI Director. "Governments and ngos are committed to implementing the SAFE strategy -- Surgery, Antibiotics, Fa...

Zayed Future Energy Prize Recognizes Dipal C. Barua

...obal energy innovators -- creating solutions for the future. The Prize is awarded annually to up to three individuals, companies, organisations and/or ngos that have made significant contributions in the global response to the future of energy, climate change and sustainable global energy resources. ...

Friends of the Earth Report on Biofuel Production Offers Incomplete, Outdated and Inaccurate Picture, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

...here, and they go away with a far different view from what they read in some of these reports, so insisting on such tactics is a risky proposition for ngos that wish to remain credible," concludes Jank. A partial list of specific errors, unsubstantiated claims and conclusions in the Friends of the Earth...

Spotting the next GM-like controversy before it happens

...d for biofuels. The list is the outcome of an innovative two-day meeting held in Cambridge involving 35 representatives from government, environmental ngos and academia. It builds on a hugely successful exercise conducted in 2006 to identify the 100 ecological questions policy makers most wanted answered....

Ground-Breaking Conference Takes on Abortion

... and lives caused by unsafe abortion. Organisers of the Global Safe Abortion Conference, Marie Stopes International (MSI), Ipas and Abortion Rights - ngos working to promote women's reproductive health and rights - called for increased access to safe abortion services, recognised women's right to self-de...

Achieving digital solidarity

...he Philadelphia wireless project is gaining momentum. It is an outstanding demonstration of what can happen when technology providers, government, and ngos work in "solidarity." Together, they can create powerful and positive transformations in their community, transformation enabled by technology, but dr...
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