News: November 2008

Up to 100,000 displaced in North Kivu, DRC in the last week

Up to 100,000 people, around 60% of which are children, have fled their homes due to heavy fighting between belligerent armed groups in North Kivu last week.

03 Nov '08 | DRC

AMA goes green: Recognizes negative health effects of global climate change

The American Medical Association (AMA) has encouraged physicians to become role models for their patients and communities by utilizing environmentally friendly practices and promoting resource cons...

10 Nov '08 | Environment | USA

First emergency supplies airlifted into Goma, DR Congo

The first four planes carrying supplies to curb cholera and respiratory infections have arrived in Goma, sent from Dubai by the UK Department for International Development. Six more planeloads of s...

11 Nov '08 | Humanitarian | DRC

Barclays and UNICEF announce £5million partnership

The partnership involves an unprecedented degree of collaboration between UNICEF UK and a corporate partner on the design and delivery of a global initiative. As well as investing £5million, Barcla...

11 Nov '08 | Child Welfare | International

WHO and health partners lead massive cholera response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

60 tonnes of medicines arrived by plane into Kampala, the capital of neighbouring Uganda. Much of that is due to leave by road for Goma. The consignment includes Oral Rehydration Salts as well as ...

13 Nov '08 | Cholera | DRC

Logistic effort to supply medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A massive logistic operation is in progress to supply of life-saving medicines to hundreds of thousands in the DRC. As part of that effort 22 tonnes of medical supplies, including anti-diarrhoeal d...

14 Nov '08 | International Aid | DRC

UNICEF welcomes initiative to aid children affected by conflict

UNICEF launches a group to amplify the voice of those suffering as a result of conflict. The group has been established by young people who have experienced the hardship children face in conflict z...

19 Nov '08 | Child Welfare | International

Half of nurses injured by needles while a third fear contracting HIV or Hepatitis

A recent report from the Royal College of Nursing indicates that nurses want their employers to do more to prevent needlestick injuries. For example, 95% of nurses regarded the availability of safe...

21 Nov '08 | Safety at Work | UK

Terrence Higgins Trust and Oxford University team up for World AIDS Day debate

The Terrence Higgins Trust and the Stop Aids Society at Oxford University are holding a World AIDS Day debate at Exeter College. The debate, focused on HIV related stigma and discrimination, is ope...

24 Nov '08 | HIV / AIDS | Oxford

Terrence Higgins Trust gets Swansea involved in World AIDS Day

HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is calling for people in Swansea, Wales, to get involved in World AIDS Day by attending an event, making a donation to support local HIV ...

24 Nov '08 | World AIDS Day | Swansea, Wales

International Inspiration to realise global vision for London 2012

International Inspiration is a partnership to create lasting opportunities for children and young people in schools and communities across the world, particularly in developing countries, through t...

26 Nov '08 | Olympic Sports | London

Nursing students struggling in tough financial times

Almost three quarters of UK nursing students have had to get a second job just so they could afford to study and nearly half have considered leaving their course altogether, according to a report f...

26 Nov '08 | Nursing Training | UK

Early HIV testing and treatment can save newborn lives

Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report just released by UNICEF and three partner UN agencies. The...

28 Nov '08 | HIV | International

'Incurable' cancers receive more investment in Cancer Research UK's £1.5 billion science strategy

Cancer Research UK has launched an ambitious five-year plan which will see the charity spend around £300 million a year on core areas of science to reduce cancer deaths - including greater investm...

28 Nov '08 | Cancer Research | UK

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