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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

orphan

a newborn animal without a dam.

orphan virus
usually enteroviruses, that have no known disease attributed to them.

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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On the other hand, the orphans were a pitiful lot and simply could not be ignored.
In his speech at the press conference that announced the launch of the second stage of the Rufaqaa Initiative's strategic plan, Faisal al-Fuhaida, executive director of the Charity's operations department, said that the success achieved in the first phase of the initiative would not have been possible without the comprehensive care provided for orphans at the educational, health and social levels.
Vahedy gave the welcome note and highlighted the objectives of creating POCF and need to work for upbringing of orphans in Pakistan.
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The number of orphans in the OCC has reduced since the outbreak of unrest in February last year.
He said the orphans who receive Eid presents form only a small part of the orphans sponsored by the society.
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The article refers to her pediatric focus on orphans as "revolutionary" and credits her with changing attitudes about international adoption.
Addressing the press conference to announce the launch of the second phase, Faisal al Fuhaida, executive director of the Charity's Operations Department, said that the success achieved in the first phase of the initiative would not have been possible without the comprehensive care provided for orphans at the educational, health and social levels.
The second educational camp was held under the theme "Together towards a Better Tomorrow", which lasted for seven days in Bobo-Dioulasso and was attended by 250 orphans.
Director General of the Charity Committee for Orphans Care (Insaan) Saleh Yousef stressed that orphans will get priority when the Real Estate Development Fund distributes loans.
When Tom Hubbard mentioned to a friend that he was looking to get a dog, the friend told him to check out the Pet Orphans Fund in Van Nuys.