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Tanzania Launches Giant Measles Vaccination Drive

Tanzania Launches Giant Measles Vaccination Drive

  ARUSHA, October 18, 2014 (AFP) – Tanzania on Saturday launched its biggest ever campaign against measles and rubella aimed protecting 21 million children from the potentially fatal diseases. The ...

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Philippines to Take Part in Global Handwashing Day

Philippines to Take Part in Global Handwashing Day

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Every year, the country joins the world in celebrating the Global Handwashing Day, a worldwide event that aims to raise the awareness on  the need for ...

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Bulgaria Makes Slow Progress in Curbing Child Abandonment

Bulgaria Makes Slow Progress in Curbing Child Abandonment

  SOFIA, September 26, 2014 (AFP) – Bulgaria, which won dark distinction from the United Nations for having the world’s highest rate of child abandonment, has made progress but poverty ...

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Worldwide FGM Ban Sought at ‘Girl Summit’

Worldwide FGM Ban Sought at ‘Girl Summit’

  LONDON, July 22, 2014 (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the ...

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Regional Ebola Response Center to be Set Up in Guinea

Regional Ebola Response Center to be Set Up in Guinea

  DAKAR, July 11, 2014 (AFP) – A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds ...

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200,000 Kids May Starve in Somalia as Aid Runs Dry: UNICEF

200,000 Kids May Starve in Somalia as Aid Runs Dry: UNICEF

  GENEVA, May 27, 2014 (AFP) – The United Nation’s children’s agency said Tuesday that 200,000 children may die of starvation this year in war-ravaged Somalia if it does not ...

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Polio Remains a Global Health Concern: Health Officials

Polio Remains a Global Health Concern: Health Officials

  Despite the near-zero cases of poliomyelitis (or polio) globally, the World Health Assembly (WHA) has declared that there are still ongoing potential risks and that polio eradication is a ...

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Huge Strides in Global Water and Sanitation: UN

Huge Strides in Global Water and Sanitation: UN

  GENEVA, May 8, 2014 (AFP) – Global access to safer drinking water and decent sanitation has hugely improved over the past two decades but the world’s poorest often remain ...

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