Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Life-changing drug still out of reach for adults with SMA

SPINRAZA, a game-changing drug that dramatically improves motor function for people with spinal muscular atrophy, a debilitating muscle disease, which is the leading cause of death for infants under the age of 2-years-old, is still out of reach for adults in Australia.

World News

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Redgrave meets children and young people in Lebanon

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and renowned actress Vanessa Redgrave, met with Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese children and youth in Lebanon during a two-day visit to the country this week.

More than 104 million children and young people are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters

A new UNICEF report has found that 1 in 3 children and young people between 5 and 17 years old living in countries affected by conflict or disaster – 104 million – are not in school, a figure that accounts for more than a third of the global out-of-school population. In total, 303 million 5-17 year-olds are out of school worldwide.

‘Act now’, WaterAid tells world leaders

WaterAid has warned world leaders not to break their promises to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people at the High Level Political Forum meetings in New York.

Latest Opinion

The real test of leadership starts now – just ask little George

Many Australians woke recently to the face of little George on the front pages and screens of the nation. There he stood for all to see in a baby-blue T-shirt, printed with the googly eyes of a friendly monster — the sort of top you might buy a nephew for his birthday, writes Claire Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia.

Foreign aid: Australia must match the generosity of those we’re helping

In global rankings of foreign aid, released overnight by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), we have seen Australia fall further behind other wealthy nations, from 17th to 19th, even though we are the 13th largest economy, writes Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive Oxfam Australia.

Australia Takes a Lead Role in Fight to Eradicate Malaria

ABOUT 10 years ago I was lying on the floor of a Nairobi airport, feverish, convulsing and barely conscious. Through a haze my cameraman travelling partner approached me with a wooden black cross. I had contracted malaria, and in my state of mind the only thing I could imagine was that he was about to give me my last rites, writes Tim Costello, Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia.