We’re closing the alley again for the Second Annual “Rally in the Alley”: a festival with live music, craft beers, cocktails, and delicious food from 44 Canteen! Join us! 

Proceeds will go to Global First Responder (GFR). GFR is an international medical relief organization that provides not only medical care but health education and community development. GFR also acts as a global platform/network that both raises awareness of the need for global assistance and facilitates the ease of the volunteer process in the hopes of getting more individuals involved in this work.

More details for the party to come! Stay tuned for upcoming band announcements and more!

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Unicef News

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  • How mothers and community leaders tackled malnutrition in Mali December 18, 2017
    KOURY, Mali, 19 December 2017 – In 2014, the district of Yorosso in southern Mali was approaching a crisis of malnutrition. Nearly 1 out of 3 children were chronically malnourished, and just under 1 per cent suffered from severe acute malnutrition – a condition which can be life-threatening to children.
  • How girls built a library in the Gaza Strip December 18, 2017
    DEIR AL BALAH CITY, State of Palestine, 18 December 2017 – There are one million children in Gaza, yet hardly any sports fields or playgrounds. And this lack of safe outside play areas especially affects girls. The beach is basically off limits, with terrible sewage pollution. Youth unemployment is over 60 per cent.
  • How visiting nurses help prevent child deaths in Kazakhstan December 14, 2017
    KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan, 14 December 2017 – Early spring seeps through grimy windows, lighting a small unkempt apartment. The place is so dirty that Bibinur begins to feel nauseated. She finds a clear spot to sit down with Almagul, who recently gave birth to a baby boy.
  • Surviving HIV: Preventing mother-to-child transmission in Burundi December 7, 2017
    MURAMVYA, Burundi, 7 December 2017 – “I started to feel quite sick,” says 40-year-old Darlene*, describing a period in her life a few years ago. “After going to a health centre, I was referred to a hospital where I was hospitalized for several weeks. I did not know why I was weak, until they asked me to do HIV test. I was diagnosed as living with HIV,” she s […]

Doctors Without Borders News

  • Facebook LIVE Recruitment Q&A (French) April 20, 2018
    Facebook LIVE Recruitment Q&A (French)May 09, 2018Do you want to learn more about how to join our dedicated pool of field workers? On Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM EST, we will be LIVE on Facebook.  An Aid Worker, Melanie Barthezeme, HR Coordinator, will talk about "Life in the Field". An MSF Field HR Recruiter will talk about the different roles […]

    Douglas Mercer

  • Recruitment Information Session – Denver, CO April 20, 2018
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    Douglas Mercer

  • Yemen: Responding to the Wider Dangers of War April 20, 2018
    MSF field worker Heather Thomson explains how years of conflict in Yemen have resulted in one of world’s worst humanitarian emergencies. Language English

    Kavita Menon

  • Wider Dangers of Yemen’s War April 20, 2018
    VideoWider Dangers of Yemen’s War April 20, 2018

    Jess Brown

  • Gaza: Palestinians Suffer Severe Gunshot Wounds During Clashes April 19, 2018
    MSF teams have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots since April 1; many will be left with long-term physical disabilities. Language English

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Red Cross News

  • Lassa Fever – Nigeria April 20, 2018
    From 1 January through 15 April 2018, 1849 suspected cases have been reported from 21 states (Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). Of these, 413 patients were confirmed with Lassa fever, nine were classified as probable […]
  • Listeriosis – Australia April 9, 2018
    On 2 March 2018, the Australian National Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) associated with the consumption of rockmelons (cantaloupe) from a single grower.
  • Cholera – Somalia March 29, 2018
    The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6 %), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle.
  • Listeriosis – South Africa March 28, 2018
    Disease outbreak news for listeria in South Africa.
  • Lassa Fever – Nigeria March 23, 2018
    From 1 January through 18 March 2018, 1495 suspected cases and 119 deaths have been reported from 19 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). During this period 376 patients were confirmed, nine were classified as probable, 1084 t […]

WHO News

  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally April 11, 2018
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiati […]
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria April 11, 2018
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of […]
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026 April 10, 2018
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Gene […]
  • WHO at 70 – working for better health for everyone, everywhere April 5, 2018
    On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of the highest attainab […]
  • Donors pledge over US$ 15 million to WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies March 27, 2018
    Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, […]

CDC What’s New

  • This feed is no longer being maintained. It has moved to: https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/feed/id/132482 April 19, 2018
    This feed is no longer being maintained.
  • Today is World Birth Defects Day March 3, 2016
    Every year, an estimated 3%–6% of infants worldwide are born with a serious birth defect. Birth defects can affect an infant regardless of birthplace, race, or ethnicity. In some countries, birth defects remain one of the leading causes of death for infants and young children.
  • The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance February 16, 2016
    Antibiotic resistance has been making headlines lately, and for good reason: the identification of new resistance genes, rising resistance rates and widespread public misunderstanding of the problem are all causes for concern about the growing proliferation of drug-resistant “superbugs.”
  • Today is World Cancer Day February 4, 2016
    CDC’s Office of International Cancer Control (OICC) is involved in many activities around the world to prevent and control cancer.
  • Zika Virus Update February 2, 2016
    Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that spread Chikungunya and dengue.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent News

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We’re closing the alley between 8th and 9th street on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an all day festival with live music, craft beers, cocktails and delicious food from 44 Canteen and Room 38! Join us! Proceeds will go to Global First Responder, a local non-profit. Ladies and Gentleman, this is the 1st annual “Rally in the Alley!”

More details to come! Stay tuned for upcoming band announcements and more!


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Paul Pepper catches up with Flight Paramedic RICK BAKER and Director of International Medicine at University Hospital, DR. ADAM BECKETT, both back from missions to Haiti and Ethiopia, respectively, for Global First Responder. December 11, 2014


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