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Operation Mozzie Free Learning Experience at South West Raises Awareness on Dengue Prevention
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and South West Community Development Council (CDC) is launching the Operation Mozzie Free Learning Experience @ South West. The Learning Experience initiative...more



UN Official Calls to Partner with Civil Society to Combat AIDS
Steve Kraus, director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, calls on a more authentic partnership with the civil society to battle against HIV/AIDS. According to Kraus, in...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013
In a statement by Department of Health and Human services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, October marks the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sebelius says that this is the month to be...more

New Social Enterprise Empowers Stroke Survivors
Bridges Self-Management Limited is now operating as a social enterprise. The organization aims to help stroke survivors get back on the road, fully independent and confident to regain their normal...more

Doctors Rx: Take a Stroll in the Park
Dr. Robert Zarr, seeking to help kids with obesity and diabetes in Washington D.C., has a different prescription for his patients: take a walk in a park. He scours his database of green spaces for...more

HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advances the development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus...more

Vice President Scott Aims to Fight AIDS Faster Through Coordinated Approach
Vice President of Zambia, Guy Scott, wants to have a fast fighting, coordinated approach to AIDS. He says fighting HIV and AIDS is a "huge and complex issue which requires concerted efforts from...more

Texting May Help Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
According to a new University of Michigan research, texting may be good for your health and may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes. A Txt4health program launched in Detroit and Cincinnati is an...more

HIV/STI Prevention Program Helps Displaced Persons in Haiti
A new research shows that displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can significantly impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village through a HIV/STI prevention program. This prevention...more

Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more






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Google+ and Mashable Holds First Charity Hangout-a-thon


Google+ and Mashable Holds First Charity Hangout-a-thon

Mashable  is teaming up with Google+ for its first-ever Hangout-a-thon on Dec. 3 for Giving Tuesday. The Hangout-a-thon is a phoneathon for the connected generation of the 21st century, which features 12 hours of captivating guests sharing updates on some of the most disruptive nonprofits working today.




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