UNICEF opens first 227 mother-and-child health centres in Tsunami-hit Indonesia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has completed construction of the first of the 227 mother-and-child health centres it is building in Indonesia’s tsunami-devastated Aceh province and earthquake-hit Nias Island.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $3 million to fight malaria in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in a UN backed campaign, will provide a grant of US$ 3 million to Africa for fighting against Malaria, because of which 1 million people die every year, particularly children under five years of age.

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MultiPlan wins the 2006 Rural Health Outreach Grant Program.

UK’s oldest and largest independent PPO network provider, MultiPlan announced that the company has won the 2006 Rural Health Outreach Grant Program.

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BP, Intel, Wal-Mart to launch electronic medical record system

Applied Materials Inc., British Petroleum America Inc., Intel Corp., Pitney Bowes Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., are funding a nonprofit institute to develop “Dossia”, a Web-based electronic health record system, which can be used for storing health information of 2.5 million employees and departments.

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Siemens presents electronic healthcare card at Medica 2006

Siemens is presenting integrated health care card, a patient based solutions at Medica 2006 under the title “A Holistic View with a Focus on Benefits.

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