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22 Oct 2013 description

WASHINGTON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded US$81 million in food commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support meals in the classroom for children in the developing world.

WFP will use the food to help children at schools in Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia and Malawi. The food will be provided over a three-year period.

19 Jul 2012 description

Executive Summary

Overview of the independent evaluation The success of malaria control efforts depends on a high level of coverage in the use of effective antimalarials such as artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). Although these antimalarials have been procured in large amounts by countries, evidence suggests that ACT use still remains far below target levels.

20 Jun 2011 description
report EastAfrican

By Kevin Rudd

Posted Sunday, June 19 2011 at 13:04

There is something magical about a child under five – those baby years, when you witness their first smile, their first step, their first word.

Unfortunately, every year almost eight million children with entirely preventable diseases never make it to that special 5th birthday. And all too often the lack of a simple needle — your everyday baby checkup and immunisations — is the reason for this. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

31 Jul 2001 description

By Christopher Lom, IOM Spokesperson
Kenya - Resettlement to the United States

An IOM charter flight with 355 refugees, including 53 children and 3 infants, left Nairobi last night bound for New York's JFK airport.

The group of Somalis, Ethiopians and one Sudanese was scheduled to arrive at 6.00 am local time today. The group, accepted by the US Government for resettlement under the family reunification scheme, all have family members living in the United States.

31 Oct 2000 description

New documents available on the EHA website:

30 Jun 2000 description

‘Vulnerable Water’
Jose Hueb, WHO
Water, Sanitation and Health
Department of Protection of the Human Environment

Approximately 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to adequate supplies of clean drinking water and about 2.5 billion people have no access to adequate sanitation facilities. More than 2 billion people, most of them children, die annually from diarrhoeal diseases which are closely related to lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation.