News: March 2009

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises �5.4 million for education projects

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises �5.4 million for education projects. This will help children in Albania, Bangladesh, China, India, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, Macedonia, Moldova, Sierra...

06 Mar '09 | Child Welfare | International

Endometriosis in the ovaries doubles the risk of premature birth

Ovarian endometriosis doubles the risk of premature birth in women using assisted reproductive technologies - according to research from Australia. Further research is needed to determine the clini...

09 Mar '09 | Assisted Conception | Australia

AMA Salutes Government Officials

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the eight recipients of the 2009 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service – the highest award for elected officials and governm...

11 Mar '09 | USA

Help us achieve a smoke free Scotland for our children

BMA Scotland is marking National No Smoking Day (11 March) by calling on smokers to quit the habit and help to ensure a smoke-free Scotland for future generations. Smoking kills over 13,000 people ...

11 Mar '09 | Scotland

Barclays Chairman visits UNICEF project in Manila, Philippines

The Building Young Futures project between UNICEF and Barclays, is providing £250,000 over three years to the Philippines, focused on two areas in Masbate province and Pasay City, Metro Manila. The...

16 Mar '09 | Child Welfare | The Philippines

UNICEF committed to meeting most urgent needs in Sudan

UNICEF is working urgently with its remaining partners in Sudan to address immediate gaps in the provision of life-saving services to children, following the suspension of 16 non-governmental organ...

17 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | Sudan

Study identifies human genes required for hepatitis C viral replication

Researchers in the USA are investigating a new way to block reproduction of the hepatitis C virus (HCV)- targeting not the virus itself but the human genes the virus exploits in its life cycle.

18 Mar '09 | Hepatitis | USA

With UNICEF, Solidarités distributes supplies in north-east DRC

Thanks to the recent establishment of an air route between Bunia and Doruma in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), distribution has begun of 25 tons of emergency relief su...

19 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | DRC

Cheap, delicious and easy way to prevent breast cancer

Eating mushrooms and drinking green tea could help to protect against breast cancer according to a study conducted by the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University in China. In China,...

19 Mar '09 | Breast Cancer | China

World Water Day in Sudan

World Water Day in Sudan focuses on shared responsibility for management of vital resources incl. access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

21 Mar '09 | Water | Sudan

Ayurvedic Herbal Garden at American Botanical Council Headquarters in Austin, Texas (USA)

The nonprofit American Botanical Council has announced the creation of a new herb garden based on medicinal herbs from the ancient Ayurvedic healing tradition. The garden will be planted and mainta...

23 Mar '09 | Ayurvedic Healing | Texas, USA

HIV-related TB deaths higher than past estimates

24 Mar '09 | Tuberculosis (TB)

Four million Rwandan children targeted for life-saving interventions

During a week long campaign women and children across Rwanda will be reached with a package of key life-saving interventions to protect them from preventable illnesses.

24 Mar '09 | Rwanda

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