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US to leave Global Compact on Migration

US to leave Global Compact on Migration The United States recently informed the United Nations that it will leave the Global Compact on Migration. The 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted the non-binding declaration last year. The compact, the New York Declaration for Refugees

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Reaching the Last Mile Fund Established to Raise $100 Million to Combat Disease

Reaching the Last Mile Fund Established to Raise $100 Million to Combat Disease His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, recently launched the Reaching the Last Mile Fund. The Fund is to raise $100 million with the goal to eliminate and

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Rohingya Muslim Refugees Now Face Additional Threat

Rohingya Muslim Refugees Now Face Additional Threat WHO officials are concerned about the possibility of a diphtheria outbreak among Rohingya Muslim refugees. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled ethnic violence in Myanmar. Now, crammed into overflowing, unsanitary refugee camps in Bangladesh, they face threat of disease

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Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley

Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley   Gavi, the vaccine alliance, recently connected with leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss the alliance’s mission. Gavi is working to scale up its mission to protect another 300 million children by 2020. Achieving that goal will require

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Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh Over 440,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month from Myanmar’s Rakhine state because of brutal and targeted violence. The rapid influx of refugees, many of whom had not been allowed access to

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PQMD Members Responding to Global Crisis Situations

PQMD Members Responding to Global Crisis Situations PQMD members are in the process of mobilizing significant resources in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Given the unique and unprecedented situation unfolding on the island, members are working with both new and long-established partners in order

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PQMD Member Responding to Recent Global Events

PQMD Member World Vision Responding to Recent Global Events PQMD member World Vision is responding to recent flooding in India and the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China. World Vision is responding to flooding in India and the earthquake in China. Several hundred thousand hectares of land was

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Study of Rapid Malaria Tests Reveals Unexpected Results

Study of Rapid Malaria Tests Reveals Unexpected Results A recent large study of rapid malaria tests found that while tests have improved malaria treatment in last ten years, they have also caused unexpected consequences. The tests were found to decrease the number of patients with fever who

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Global Development Issues Addressed at G20 Summit in Germany

Global Development Issues Addressed at G20 Summit in Germany While media coverage of the G20 Summit in Hamburg earlier this month focused on the United States’ decision to leave the Paris Agreement, other agreements were also made among the 20 nations. Pandemic preparedness was a focus of

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Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits

Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits Cholera has infected 313,000 people and taken the lives of 1,700 in Yemen. The severe outbreak began in the spring. The outbreak’s spread outpaced vaccination efforts,

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