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Pneumonia vaccine ‘to save thousands of lives’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Tue January 25, 2011
A vaccine against pneumonia - the world's biggest killer of children - is being introduced in Africa and other poor countries across the world.

‘Saving lives’ with solar-powered lights

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun November 07, 2010
KENYA - Wadongo, 23, not only is giving his country's rural families a way to replace the smoky kerosene and firelight with solar power, he says he also hopes his invention will ultimately improve education and reduce poverty and hunger. And he's providing it for free.

Four-Year-Old Girl Helps Build Water Well

Source: Christian Post, Fri September 04, 2009
Four-year-old Heather Bailey saw footage of a grandma and her grandchildren talking about their difficulties obtaining clean water and decided she wanted to help.

Global fiscal stimulus funds could jump-start world economy—UN report

Source: UN News Centre, Tue February 17, 2009
Nairobi, Kenya - Investing one-third of the roughly $2.5 trillion planned stimulus funds in "greening" the global economy will give a large boost to efforts to lift the world out of recession, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today.

First Christmas a joy for Halgrim orphanage children

Source: Fort Myers News-Press, Sun January 11, 2009
Nairobi, Kenya - Recently I wrote about a group of Southwest Floridians who traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to help realize the dying wish of a Fort Myers teenager.

Young people create new life and lush urban garden in former Kibera waste dump

Source: Hopebuilding, Mon December 15, 2008
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya - It took the Kibera Youth Reform Group just 105 days from the time they started clearing a site that was waist-deep in garbage to the first harvest of vegetables from a lush green garden that is the first of its kind in Africa’s largest slum.

Malaria vaccine trials show promise

Source: Terra Daily, Sun December 14, 2008
London, England, UK - British researchers, reporting success with malaria vaccine trials, are calling for the next phase of development -- a broader vaccination base.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

Christian the Lion (w/Video)

Source:, Sat November 29, 2008
Kenya, East Africa - I’ll bet you’ve never seen a pet like the one in this Video of the Day. In 1969, two friends, John Rendall and Ace Berg, purchased a lion. At the time, Christian the lion was a 35-pound cub.

Africa trade bust ‘biggest ever’ this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Mon November 17, 2008
Five African countries have worked with Interpol to arrest dozens of illegal traders and seize a tonne of ivory products.

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