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New Rotavirus Vaccine Doesn’t Require Refrigeration

New Rotavirus Vaccine Doesn’t Require Refrigeration Rotavirus claims over 200,000 children each year in developing countries. A new rotavirus vaccine shows promise in addressing rotavirus in these areas. Previous rotavirus vaccines required refrigeration, affecting their transit, storage and ultimate efficacy in places like sub Saharan Africa and

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PQMD Members Mark Sixth Anniversary of Syrian Refugee Crisis by Reestablishing Commitment to Continued Aid

PQMD Members Mark Sixth Anniversary of Syrian Refugee Crisis by Reestablishing Commitment to Continued Aid March marks what is largely recognized as the sixth anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. As a result of the Syrian Civil War, millions have been displaced from both Syria and surrounding

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PQMD Welcomes action medeor to Membership

PQMD Welcomes action medeor to Membership Annapolis-based Nonprofit Stands at 39 Members Annapolis, Md. – March 1, 2017 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), is proud to announce the addition of action medeor to their membership. The German-based non-governmental organization (NGO), which officially joined in

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The Clinton Global Initiative Isn’t Really Dead

The Clinton Global Initiative Isn’t Really Dead The obituaries missed how Bill Clinton’s most important post-presidential legacy lives on in spirit – and in practice. By: Joe Conason The news looked grim: On Jan. 12, the New York State Labor Department issued a statutory warning that the

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PQMD Welcomes MedShare to Membership

PQMD Welcomes MedShare to Membership Annapolis-based Nonprofit Grows to 38 Members Annapolis, Md. – January 5, 2017- The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), is proud to announce the addition of MedShare to their impressive membership. The Georgia-based non-governmental organization (NGO), which officially joined in December, becomes

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Americares Responds to Sumatra Earthquake

Americares Responds to Sumatra Earthquake A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Sumatra on early Wednesday, the 7th of December in the early morning. Building and roads were destroyed and aftershocks continued through the region. Hundreds were reported injured with more than 100 killed. Due to the destruction of

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PQMD Marks Twentieth Anniversary

PQMD Marks Twentieth Anniversary Annapolis-based Nonprofit Celebrates Longstanding Commitment to Excellent in Medical Product, Device, and Service Donation Community Annapolis, Md. – December 6, 2016 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) proudly announces twenty years since first forming in an effort to improve the quality

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PQMD Boasts Four Members in CNBC Report Ranking Top 10 Worldwide Charities

PQMD Boasts Four Members in CNBC Report Ranking Top 10 Worldwide Charities PQMD is proud to announce that a new report by CNBC ranking the top ten charities that are changing the world in 2016 lists four PQMD members, with longtime member Direct Relief being ranked as

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AbbVie Honored with Global Citizen Award

AbbVie Honored with Global Citizen Award When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, the International Medical Corps didn’t waste time responding to the disaster. In fact, one of their first responders was already on the ground before it began to shake. Sean Casey, an International Medical

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises By Sola Ogundipe In what has been described as a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance work, pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer, has said its pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar 13,  which protects babies and children against pneumonia and other diseases, would be

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