UNTV launches daily feeding program in Ghana Africa

admin   •   September 16, 2015   •   3700

UNTV Correspondent and MCGI African members seen serving food for the locals at a feeding program as part of UNTV’s 11th Anniversary celebration. (UNTV News)

GHANA, Africa —  The public service of UNTV has reached Africa in celebration of its 11th anniversary as the premier public service channel of the Philippines.

UNTV volunteers in Ghana conducted a daily feeding program for Liberian refugees who are deprived of their daily needs at the Buduburam Camp.

According to these refugees, the station’s project is a big help especially to people like them who oftentimes have no idea where their next meal will come from.

To say that the way of life in the camp is difficult is putting it mildly.  “Sometimes, we have no light for about one week. Sometimes no water; not even to take a bath,” shares Liberian refugee Victoria Barnor. “Kuya Daniel and UNTV, I pray to God to give you people long life so that what you people are doing to us will also be done to those people who are in need like us. Thanks be to God,” added Barnor.

The group’s feeding program reached as far as Liberia, which is one of the areas struck by the Ebola outbreak.

“The feeding program is a big help in improving the lives of families here and all the people surrounding us,” said Daniel Dwe, a feeding program recipient.  

 The recipients of UNTV’s public service in Liberia were thankful for its continuous support for people in need not only in the Philippines, but in other countries the station reaches as well. (UNTV News)

Bayanihan para sa Pilipinas: Photographers collected over P55,000 for charity

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 6, 2020

After rallying together to to launch ‘Bayanihan para sa Batanes’, photographers are now selling pieces of their work to collect enough funds to help those affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

READ: Photographers launch ‘Bayanihan para sa Batanes’ to help quake victims

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As of April 4, the contributions and donations for Bayanihan para sa Pilipinas have reached Php 57,400.

According to the group, their main goal is to be able to raise funds to help their fellowmen in times of calamities.

“We all know that a pandemic infection namely COVID-19 is affecting millions of lives all over the world. In the Philippines, the virus is spreading fast and our healthcare workers/frontliners lack the needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves,” the group said. AAC

Last Congo Ebola patient discharged with end of outbreak in sight

UNTV News   •   March 4, 2020

The last patient being treated for Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo was discharged on Tuesday (March 3), the World Health Organization (WHO) said, bringing the 19-month-old outbreak closer than ever to an end.

Masika Semida’s release from hospital in the eastern city of Beni, feted by hospital staff who sang, danced and drummed, marks the first time there has been no active cases since the outbreak was declared in August 2018.

In that period, the virus has killed 2,264 people and infected nearly 1,200 more, making it the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history. Only the 2013-16 epidemic in West Africa was deadlier, killing more than 11,000.

Congo has now gone 14 days without any new confirmed cases. The outbreak can be declared over once 42 days have passed without a new case – equivalent to two cycles of 21 days, the maximum incubation period for the virus. (Reuters Connect)

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Trial drug for 2019 nCoV now ready to be administered to over 700 patients

Maris Federez   •   February 7, 2020

China’s health authorities have announced that registration for clinical trials on a potential antiviral drug for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been approved.

The antiviral drug called “Remdesivir” will be made available to the more than 700 patients that tested positive of the 2019 nCoV in Wuhan City, China for its clinical trial.

Authorities said that aside from the 2019 nCoV, the drug can also be used to fight Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and even Ebola infection.

Remdesivir was developed by the American pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences.

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Health Commission, and the National Medical Products Administration support the approval of the said drug. —(details from Grace Casin) /mbmf

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