September 12th, 2013

Irish Aid programme cuts Malaria death rate in Malawi by 95%

Posted on 12 Sep 2013 at 9:31pm

Last month, World and Media reported that an Irish Aid supported hospital partnership was associated with an 86 per cent reduction in maternal mortality and a 50 percent drop in stillbirths and early neonatal deaths in the Omdurman Maternity Hospital in Sudan. Today (September 12), the Government’s programme for overseas development, Irish Aid, published its annual report with some even more striking evidence for its effectiveness:

Ethiopia: Almost 7 million people protected from hunger in 2012 through an Irish Aid supported programme, which provides cash or food in exchange for work to improve agriculture…

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Glascow Pupils and apprentices ready for Malawi trip

Posted on 12 Sep 2013 at 9:50am

A total of 13 pupils from Glasgow’s secondary schools were chosen to join the expedition.

They will be followed by a team of construction workers on a mercy mission to provide modern medical facilities.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, whose office sponsors the tradesmen’s Malawi trip, said: “It makes me extremely proud that staff from the council and City Building are so willing to help the people of Malawi.

“To the new apprentices,…

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