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UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken Visits North-West Somalia

UNICEF is making a difference in Somalia despite difficult circumstances; Urges world to remember Somali children NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken, today ended a five-day visit to the troubled east African nation of Somalia and called...

LIFE Delivers Medical Supplies to Somalia

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate human suffering, the American-based relief organization, Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), recently shipped an entire forty-foot container of urgently needed medical supplies to Somalia. In...

WHO Kick Starts Polio Immunization Drive in Somalia

The World Health Organization is beginning a five-day nationwide polio immunization campaign in Somalia, that will aim at vaccinating about one-and-one half million children, below the age of five. // The Head Honcho of WHO's Global Polio Eradication Campaign, David Heymann said, "In fact, we...

Conflict-affected countries receive less aid dedicated to reproductive health

... Low income, conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan and somalia receive less development money for reproductive health than countries that are not experiencing conflict, according to a new study in this week's PLo...

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

... campaign, and the last case of smallpox in the United States was in 1949, according to the CDC. The last naturally occurring case in the world was in somalia in 1977. With the exception of stores of the virus held in high-containment facilities in the United States and Russia, smallpox no longer exists o...

WFP Calls for Rescue Package for the World's Hungry

... 633 Haiti 1.40 76 Kenya 1.64 187 somalia 2.58 403 Sudan 5.95 851 Uganda ...

Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically

...hs fell from 750,000 to 197,000. Moreover, measles deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, somalia and Sudan, dropped by 90 percent, from 96,000 to 10,000 deaths, beating by three years the United Nations' goal of cutting measles deaths in that area...

On Staying Alive's 10th Anniversary, Gym Class Heroes Singer Travis McCoy Named 2009 Foundation Ambassador

..., for the first time, The Staying Alive Foundation will be supporting projects in Benin, Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Nepal, Peru, somalia and Togo. The latest round of awards brings the total number of grants given by the Foundation to date to 130, covering 101 different projects in 48 c...

Linda Spears, CWLA Vice President of Policy Will Speak at Senate Briefing

...ratified the treaty and use it as a guide for policy and decision making concerning the needs of children. However, two nations, The United States and somalia have failed to ratify the treaty. While the U. S. has undertaken considerable efforts to improve the health and mental health of its children...

Smallpox vaccine alternative identified

...fective and safer vaccine to the public. Smallpox was declared eradicated worldwide in 1980; the last naturally occurring case in the world was in somalia in 1977. Routine vaccination against smallpox in the U.S. stopped in 1972, and Dryvax production was halted in 1982. Both Dryvax and MVA are strai...
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38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...illion participants. -- Civil Society delegations to government were organised in an unprecedented coordinated global lobby against poverty. somalia was one of 35 countries where civil society representatives organised a group to present demands for pro-poor policy change directly to their ...
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