"Can Assist" provides financial assistance to people in rural and regional communities affected by cancer because we believe every country community, family and individual should have equitable access to cancer care and support.

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RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Informed by our campaigns, we take action to influence key decision makers. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

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Since October 2010 we are supporting UN MDG's, through our effort to fight malnutrition in indigenous communities,proving continuous school feeding programs.We also provided a free daycare center without any cost to our 25 students every year from 2013 to present.We also provides livelihood training to our volunteers and parent recipients. We also started our 0-1000 days stunting prevention program and because of the lack of supports we put it on hold BUT Now we will Refocus to be a part in providing proper nutrition during those windows of opportunity from conception until the child reach 2 years old. With the post-2015 SDG's we will give our full support on #1,#2,#3,#4 and #8 with emphasizing our efforts to continue our works on #2 - Zero Hunger. WE CAN DO IT and WE WILL DO IT NOW. www.meals-to-learn.org

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Durante la maternidad la capacidad biológica y psicológica de la madre se ve fuertemente exigida y en el período postnatal enfrenta la mayor dificultad: cuidar a su hijo. Prevenir adecuadamente los problemas de relación psicofisiológica del niño con su madre ha sido reconocido como una estrategia para que los sufrimientos y dificultades de éste no se conviertan en rasgos estables de su personalidad y experiencia de vida. Con el objetivo de implementar estrategias de asesoramiento y contención en madres que concurrieron a una maternidad pública de San Miguel de Tucumán, se implementaron actividades de soporte psicosocial y nutricional en etapas: 1º: Se formó a los voluntarios, con temas referidos a los cambios psíquicos, físicos y bioquímicos que ocurren durante el embarazo, parto y postparto asi como temas de psicoprofilaxis con el fin de aplicarlos durante las entrevistas a las madres; 2º: Las gestantes, fueron invitadas a participar y previo consentimiento informado, respondieron a: Cuestionario de Salud Prenatal (Malaise Inventory), Recordatorio sobre alimentación. Se dialogó sobre sus dudas y temores sobre la experiencia de maternidad; 3º: En el postparto se localizó a las madres en la Maternidad o se visitó su domicilio. Se aplicó Escala de Edimburgo, otras técnicas de screening psicológico y se dialogó sobre temas del posparto como cambios en su estado de ánimo y dieta. Se brindó información sobre alimentación del bebé e importancia de la lactancia materna, y se ofreció interconsulta psicológica e información sobre servicios sociales. Los voluntarios comprometidos en su misión lograron enriquecer sus experiencias con el soporte brindado a la madre y su hijo, motivándolos a continuar con actividades afines. En cada momento se entregó folletos didácticos, elaborados por los voluntarios, con información referida a los temas mas consultados.

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We are having a blood drive in our school and the blood drive is credited to a 3-year old who is fighting for his life. He has Pearson's syndrome. His mother is a teacher at our school. The younger students made cards and the older ones are dedicating our blood drive and seeking donors to Bennett. The process for the blood drive is led by our YAC (Youth Acting in the Community), our service club. The Casady School Blood Drive will take place on December 11 from 7:30-12:30.. The picture is from our after school program

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EngAyde is a collaborative effort of concerned Sierra Leoneans that volunteer their time brokering information that will influence decisions and actions to end the fight against Ebola in our beloved country.Our work is essentially about connecting, catalysing, influencing decisions and actions in so far that we act as a policy advisory group that applies pressure where necessary.
We work in conjunction with affiliate partners to curate a unique mix of content around what's going on, what's topical, who's doing what, with what resource and how you can get involved in Sierra Leone and abroad.
Our group got together over a series of comments on a FB post in July. After weeks of talking, planning and waiting for something to happen, we decided to take the bull by the horns and respond to the nuanced interests of the Sierra Leonean community at home and abroad. If you happen to be one of those wanting to make a difference in helping Sierra Leone, then you are in the right place. We aim to shine a light on 3 areas of information in the battle against Ebola : 1.Inspiration: we aim to provide news and updates that will get you going “wow, that's amazing, we should do something like that"; 2.Insight: We aim to share commentaries, analysis and ideas that might have you saying: "aha, now I understand" or "OK, I hadn't thought of that angle" or "oh, so that's what's needed; 3.Connections: We look forward to fostering links between Ebola related activities/ groups and concerned citizens or friends of Sierra Leone that lead to a "so that's who we need to speak to/work with". We cannot do this without you, so we welcome all aspiring "EngAyders" to volunteer with us, give tip offs, flag important dates for the diary, cool campaigns, pictures of unsung heroes etc.

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VYLH-Philippines is a network of pro-active, service-oriented, empowering and visionary leaders equipped with knowledge and skills in mobilizing the youth for health. It is composed of youth leaders from different community- and university-based youth organizations throughout the Philippines. The formation of VYLH-Philippines is part of an international effort to establish the March of Dimes – Global Network for Maternal and Infant Health (MOD-GNMIH) participated by youth counterparts in China and Lebanon linked by the common interest of volunteerism and public service to improve birth outcomes worldwide through advocacy. The network was organized with the aim of creating a network of youth leaders who will champion in increasing public awareness on existing health programs, and on the significance of a healthy lifestyle at an early age. Currently, the network is in the forefront of the campaign directed to increase the public’s awareness on the significance of folic acid supplementation in the prevention of birth defects, and on the importance of newborn screening in saving babies from death and mental retardation. The network also advocates for the passage of the Rare Disease Act, an act addressing the needs of patients with rare and orphan disorders. Since 2009, VYLH-Philippines has been organizing health promotion and advocacy activities such as community and school lectures, mothers’ classes in hospitals and health centers, symposia, and exhibits. The network also continuously engages in developing print and accessible online resource materials; designing communication tools and strategies; and establishing partnerships with local agencies and professional organizations. The network has also integrated in its calendar of activities some national and international observances related to the advocacy. At present, the network’s volunteer force is a diverse mixture of youth leaders coming from different interests and professions.
VYLH-Philippines has also conducted local, provincial, regional, and island-wide youth camps in order to sustain the membership of the network, and engage youth leaders coming from unrepresented areas of the network’s volunteer pool. A national leadership congress of volunteers is also regularly held in order to strengthen the network, recommission volunteers, provide updates about program developments and future plans, as well as discuss relevant and timely health issues. At present, the network’s volunteer force is a diverse mixture of youth leaders coming from different interests and professions. In the span of four years, VYLH-Philippines has trained more than 300 volunteer youth leaders coming from more than 200 youth organizations nationwide and has conducted year-round advocacy projects, three national volunteer congresses, three island-wide youth camps, and one national camp. Recently, VYLH-Philippines was invited as the sole Filipino Youth Organization to participate in the 6th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World. The network’s programs were also recognized by the Voice of the Youth Network-Philippines as one of the Outstanding Health Awareness Project of 2013. Taking value to the importance of the youth in nation building, VYLH-Philippines had, and will continue to mold, equip, and engage Filipino youth leaders in the hope of promoting a healthier nation.

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Health education is the way to a better world. In Haiti health providers are scarce while the population rises exponentially. One way, some of my colleagues and me have found to counter this situation is by giving the average health care recipient the means to be a part of their own health by providing them with health information in laymen terms and their native language which is creole in presentations and through social media campaigns.

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Health education is the way to a better world. Providers are scarce and populations are rising exponentially. So as a physician, with some of my colleagues, we decided that a good way to counter this situation is by giving the usual health care recipients an opportunity to be a part of their own care by giving them proper information in laymen terms and their native language. We did so in the event of the Chikungunya outbreak that hit Haiti in mid 2014 by doing presentations and sharing guidelines through social media. We founded a non profit organization to make sure our volunteering brings about sustainable change for the Haitian population.

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I work for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel which is the fastest growing hospital in Jerusalem and treats over 500,000 patients a year. In an effort to lower the spread of infections, the staff of the hospital put together a Hip Hop rapping clip intended to increase awareness of the importance of washing hands. In honor of Global Washing Hands Day this week we released the video with English subtitles, http://goo.gl/1d2MMX We are proud to be part of the effort to increase awareness that washing hands is very important and can save lives. Please share this video. We post numerous healthy living tips on our Facebook page, @Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Thank you, Shalom from Jerusalem, Dahlia

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