International Conference On Birth Defects And Disabilities To Take Place |Partners are The Aga Khan institutions,Bill Gate Foundation and US

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD), themed “Birth Defects in the Post-MDG Era: Joining Hands for Prevention and Care,” organized by March of Dimes in partnership with the Aga Khan Health Services-East Africa, the Aga Khan University-East Africa, U.S….

Guardian Publicly Challenges World’s Largest Foundations to Divest|calls on Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to remove combined $70 billion from threatening industries

Fossil fuel divestment campaign calls on Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to remove combined $70 billion from threatening industries Having reached the mainstream with new backing from the United Nations, the global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues to gain momentum. On Monday, the Guardian news agency launched a campaign calling on the world’s two largest…

Stittsville Rotary president at event featuring Prime Minister and Bill Gates — Ottawa Community News com on the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat event regarding newborn, child health,vaccines and nutrition

Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio in the world mentioned The elimination of polio in the world is one of the initiatives backed by Rotary Clubs around the world. And so when a major announcement was being made in Ottawa regarding funding directed at measures to strengthen immunity to polio, it only made sense that some…

Bill Gates Drinks Water Made from Poop and Calls It ‘Delicious’ — by Casey Coates Danson on Global Possibilities Org

Environment:  Omniprocessors could provide clean water to millions of people in poorer countries. Always with an eye for invention, former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is championing a new clean water innovation for those living in third-world countries. And where does all this clean water come from? From human waste, and Gates has called it “delicious”…

Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work — Voice of America news com

Britain’s Prince William, right, presents philanthropist Melinda Gates with the Chatham House Prize at the Banqueting House in London, Nov. 21, 2014. Henry Ridgwell November 22, 2014 8:38 AM LONDON— Melinda Gates and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, launched their namesake foundation in 2000 with the aim of improving lives through health care and…

Video: African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) – Promoting a Healthy Africa

WebsEdgeHealth Published on 18 Jul 2014 Established as the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) in 2000 as a public-private partnership (PPP) between the Government of Botswana, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and The Merck Foundation (TMF) Using a proposal-driven strategy ACHAP provided financial and technical support to the Government of Botswana, Community-Based Organizations…

Data on death key to saving lives: experts — Muskoka Region com

(…) McCarney is helping to lead a Canadian network of 70 organizations that was formed after Harper announced the so-called Muskoka Initiative at the 2010 G8 summit, which Canada hosted in Ontario cottage country. International figures such as philanthropist Melinda Gates, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, the Aga Khan and Queen Rania of Jordan are…

Melinda Gates: Contraception Is Not Controversial | TEDxChange video

  What difference would it make if all women in the world, even the poorest, could make decisions about when and how many children to have? 200 million women who want them, don’t have access to contraceptives. We don’t talk about this inequity because the uncontroversial idea of deciding when to have a child has…

Building Better Bananas — By Bill Gates on The Gates Note com regarding initiatives and research on this crop which is essential diet for Uganda and other African country’s population

Banana Consumption in Uganda Bananas are the primary staple crop in Uganda with per capita consumption approaching 250kg per person/year. An average Ugandan consumes about five times his or her weight in bananas each year. The staple banana varietals in Uganda are low in essential multi-nutrients, particularly pro-vitamin A and iron. As a result, Ugandan…

Inside Story Pakistan: Battling measles and mistrust – The disease has claimed hundreds of lives but aid workers must also fight widespread suspicion and death threats – AlJazeera news story and video

The latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show the number of measles cases in Pakistan has increased from 4,000 in 2011 to 14,000 in 2012. Of those, 306 died last year – up from 64 deaths in 2011 “snip” On this episode of Inside Story, we discuss Pakistan’s fight against measles and the…

Dr. Alex Awiti based at Aga Khan University in Nairobi to cotribute a new initiative which aims to monitor ecosystems, agriculture and livelihoods in five regions of sub-Saharan Africa – Blog.Conservation Org News article

  Why Africa Needs Agricultural Monitoring: One Kenyan’s View ***** CI and partners recently received a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create the Africa Monitoring System, a new initiative which aims to monitor ecosystems, agriculture and livelihoods in five regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Alex Awiti, an ecosystems ecologist based…