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UN Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea

UN Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea  U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock visited North Korea earlier this week. Sharing his observations online after traveling to areas in the southwest part of the country, he stated more than half the children in rural areas

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PFIZER ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF ZITHROMAX® ANTIBIOTIC DONATION PROGRAM THROUGH 2025 TO HELP ELIMINATE WORLD’S LEADING INFECTIOUS CAUSE OF BLINDNESS

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PFIZER ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF ZITHROMAX® ANTIBIOTIC DONATION PROGRAM THROUGH 2025 TO HELP ELIMINATE WORLD’S LEADING INFECTIOUS CAUSE OF BLINDNESS DRUG DONATION SUPPORTS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) COMPREHENSIVE GLOBAL HEALTH STRATEGY TO ELIMINATE TRACHOMA WHICH DISPROPORTIONALLY AFFECTS THE POOREST OF THE POOR Tuesday, June 12, 2018 –

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2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum Summary of Conference Proceedings

  2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum April 10-11, 2018 Washington, D.C. Summary of Conference Proceedings     Dear Members and Friends of PQMD, The PQMD Global Health Policy Forum, made possible by the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, BD, Sanofi and AbbVie, brought together high

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Violent Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala Affects 1.7 Million; At Least 110 Dead

Violent Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala Affects 1.7 Million; At Least 110 Dead On June 3, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted violently, spewing a fiery mix of ash, lava and gases. Nearby residents had little time to evacuate. The death toll has risen to 110, with hundreds more still

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New Vaccine Used in Latest Ebola Outbreak

New Vaccine Used in Latest Ebola Outbreak  Last week, health workers from the World Health Organization and their partners began administering vaccines in the northwest regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 49 suspected cases of Ebola have been reported there since early April and

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Another Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Another Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo At least two people were infected and possibly 17 people died Democratic Republic of Congo declared another outbreak of the Ebola virus after at least two people were infected and possibly 17 people died. The country’s health ministry

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New Commitments Announced in Global Fight Against Malaria

New Commitments Announced in Global Fight Against Malaria Government officials, private sector and NGOs announce new commitments in the fight against malaria today. The announcement also includes a call for commitment from the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases worldwide within the next

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World Health Organization Issues New Guidelines for Tuberculosis Testing

World Health Organization Issues New Guidelines for Tuberculosis Testing Advocates urge new efforts to address TB The World Health Organization recently issued new guidelines for expanding tuberculosis testing. WHO also wants to improve treatment times for those with latent TB infection. Advocates hope the new guideline will

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Global Fight Against Tuberculosis Has Unlikely Animal Ally

Global Fight Against Tuberculosis Has Unlikely Animal Ally The global fight against tuberculosis, the leading lethal infectious disease in the world, has a new unlikely ally – rats.  Rats are currently being used as part of a research partnership between nonprofit APOPO, based in Tanzania, and the

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South Sudan Announces Halt of Guinea Worm Disease Transmission

South Sudan Announces Halt of Guinea Worm Disease Transmission In a press conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta, South Sudan’s minister of health announced the interruption of guinea worm disease transmission in the country. Guinea worm disease, also called Drancunculiasis, is characterized by painful blisters that

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