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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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Sri Lanka dealing with massive outbreak of dengue fever; PQMD member Americares responding to need

Sri Lanka dealing with massive outbreak of dengue fever; PQMD member Americares responding to need At least 227 people have died and thousands infected with dengue fever in Sri Lanka. More than 79,000 infections have been reported since the beginning of 2017. The outbreak comes after large

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Democratic Republic of Congo Declares Ebola Outbreak Over

Democratic Republic of Congo Declares Ebola Outbreak Over The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its two month Ebola outbreak over in early July. Having initially reported the disease to the World Health Organization in May, the WHO immediately activated emergency protocols. Two major factors contributed to

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PQMD Hosts Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health

PQMD Hosts Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health The 2017 PQMD Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health, held April 3-6 in London, enabled partners and stakeholders to come together and discuss global access to medicine and health care, long-term investments in disease eradication,

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$6 Billion of Health and Hope

$6 Billion of Health and Hope By: Dale Hanson Bourke MAP International was founded 63 years ago with a simple purpose: provide medicines to those in need, especially in resource-poor countries. It all started as boxes of donated medicine stacked up in the medical office of MAP

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