News: December 2008

Museum flags up its biggest project in decades at Cambridge University

A Maori flagpole gifted to Prince Edward in 1920 gains a new home at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology this week after languishing largely forgotten for almost 100 years.

01 Dec '08 | Maori flagpole | Cambridge

UNICEF intensifies emergency response in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean children, already bearing the brunt of a shattered economy, severe food shortages, HIV/AIDS and failing social services, as well as suffering the acute effects of a lack of food, water a...

02 Dec '08 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

Global measles deaths drop by 74%

It has been reported that measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000. The Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, S...

04 Dec '08 | Measles | International

HRB Chairman stresses importance of continued investment in health research

Researchers in Ireland are involved in health research that will make a difference to people’s lives. According to the Irish Health Research Board, it is important to help people to understand the ...

04 Dec '08 | Ireland

Budget-friendly healthy gift ideas from the AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) suggests budget-friendly gifts that will help keep family and friends healthy all year long. Examples include pedometers, exercise DVDs, athletic clothing and...

10 Dec '08 | Healthy Gifts | USA

Health system problems aggravate cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

The major cause of the cholera outbreak is the inadequate supply of clean drinking water and poor levels of hygiene. Shortages of medicines, equipment and staff at health facilities throughout the ...

10 Dec '08 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

Cholera epidemic takes its toll on Zimbabwe's children

Since August 2008, 783 people from nine of the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe have died from cholera. With a fatality rate of approaching 5%, the outbreak has exceeded the international acceptable thresh...

15 Dec '08 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

Soccer Aid 2008 raises over £1.14 million for UNICEF

International childrens' charity UNICEF has announced that Soccer Aid 2008 raised over £1.14 million for its health, education and protection work with vulnerable children worldwide. Especially gi...

19 Dec '08 | Soccer Aid | International

Mia Farrow calls for access for aid agencies in Congo

Actress Mia Farrow, who has returned from a 3 day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), urged armed groups to allow aid organizations to provide life saving assistance to women and child...

22 Dec '08 | International Aid | DRC

Children in conflict: Darfur, the DRC and Gaza

Childrens' organization UNICEF has expressed concern about children in areas of violent conflict, including in Gaza, DRC and Darfur (Sudan). In such circumstances, children are the most vulnerable.

30 Dec '08 | Child Welfare | International

Visions of the heavenly host of angels singing mentioned in the Bible (Revelation 5) inspired the majestic choruses of Handel's Messiah.

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