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When school starts in Kumasi, Ghana, students receive pencils, books and a little white pill – Vermox. The pill kills intestinal parasites that rob children of nutrients, creating weakness and even malnutrition. Treatment is simple and effective. Regular doses have been shown to increase school attendance, improve health and even boost earnings during adult years.
Grants help partners quickly respond to disasters
October 1, 2012
AmeriCares Global Pre-Positioning Initiative, launched in early 2012, has already helped crucial aid quickly reach flood survivors in Pakistan, the Philippines, Colombia, India and Indonesia – aid that is put in place before disaster strikes.
August and September is the height of Atlantic hurricane season, a time when the most intense storms usually occur. But long before a hurricane strikes, AmeriCares is ready – so that crucial medicines and relief supplies are in the hands of response partners and disaster survivors as quickly as possible.
Rapid response teams will aid victims of epidemics worldwide
NEW YORK, NY – AmeriCares and icddr,b are joining forces to launch a Global Cholera Preparedness program in hopes of preventing thousands of unnecessary deaths over the next two years. Every year there are as many as 5 million estimated cholera cases worldwide and over 100,000 deaths from the waterborne disease, which spreads rapidly in areas with overcrowding and poor sanitation.
Agencies see possibility of U.S. military mistakenly detaining aid workers under 'enemy combatant' rule