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drugs, biologicals, and medical devices (including diagnostic in vitro tests) that may be useful in either common or rare diseases but that are not considered commercially viable.
Synonym(s): orphan drugs
A minor child permanently bereft through death, disappearance, abandonment or desertion, separation or loss of both parents, who must be cared for by another, usually an adult, an agency, or who becomes wards of the state
Frequency Globally, orphans represent 7.6% of all children; China is lowest at < 1%; Africa is highest at 12%
Types
Half orphan A child who has lost one parent
Maternal orphan A child who has lost the mother
Paternal orphan A child who has lost the father
Double orphan A child who has lost both parents

orphan

Social medicine A person, usually a dependent child, whose parents have died or are presumed dead and thus must be cared for by another person or agency

Patient discussion about orphan

Q. What do we do with her? She is an orphan and has only uncle and aunt who don’t want her. I am living with my roommate for the past 1 year. Something strange and new is happening these days. She wanders off somewhere, leaving me guessing. She won’t tell me where or for what purpose she goes. Someone`s valuables are often found in her bag. I am sure it’s been stolen by her. Her contacts with boys have increased and she is regularly going out with them. When I tried to advise her, she started her activities again but on a discreet note. I don’t know what’s happening. Nowadays she remains depressed and sad. She sleeps a lot. She has stopped going for her classes after she had a fight with our classmate. What do we do with her? She is an orphan and has only uncle and aunt who don’t want her.

A. she is a student? if so- any college or university has a psychologist standing by and ready to help in those kind of cases. if not- be a good friend. talk to her, try to show her that her life changed very fast in a very extreme way and she may need help. a psychiatrist maybe..
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The coordinator also ordered that for every successive year, three Corp members should be posted to serve in the orphanage while the NYSC Secretariat in the state would pay them.
Shefali Mishra, who works with the Centre for Civil Society, a policy think-tank in New Delhi visited the orphanage and expressed delight after meeting Shyam Sundar and the children in the orphanage.
Australia, a top source of orphanage volunteers across Southeast Asia, this year launched a campaign to stop the practice and is poised to be the first country to classify orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery in law.
Nativite director Eveline Louis-Jacques acknowledged the positive chlamydia tests, stating that there was no confirmation about the children having been infected at the orphanage itself, and denied that the children were being abused at the home.
The footage had the sound of a child screaming and asking a woman, who was later proven to be one of the employees in the orphanage, not to be bathed in cold water.
The Amicus said directions should be passed for furnishing data in a tabulated form about the number of orphanages in Kashmir division, including Ladakh.
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The Jewish Orphanage of Western Canada originated in 1912, when there was a rumour in the community that Jewish children were being housed in local non-Jewish orphanages.
Memories of Thompson Orphanage: Charlotte, North Carolina shares the story of author Stella Batson and other orphans who spent their adolescence at Thompson Orphanage in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Damascus, SANA -- "Syria Brings US Together" association organized Monday an entertainment activity at al-Aman orphanage in Damascus city in the framework of the activities of World Orphan Week, that is being celebrated all over Syria.
Orphanage manager Dr Anton Romanov told the Mirror: "These children have lost their parents, families, their health, security, love, care and attention.
When war broke out, Aberlour Orphanage saw almost 300 of its residents leave to fight in 1914.