Archive for the Breaking News Category

Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes Philippines and China

Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes Philippines and China Several PQMD Members Preparing to Respond Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, on Saturday morning. The storm, with sustained winds over 120 mph, took 64 lives and triggered destructive landslides before moving on to Macau,

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PQMD Members Respond to Hurricane Florence

PQMD Members Respond to Hurricane Florence This year’s hurricane season began in earnest, starting last month with Hurricane Lane’s path towards Hawaii as a rare Pacific hurricane, which caused heavy rains, flooding and power outages in the state. Now, as North and South Carolina begin to assess the

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Death Toll at 44 After Powerful Earthquake in Japan

Death Toll at 44 After Powerful Earthquake in Japan A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan early last Thursday. More than 44 were killed and 660 injured. Air and rail access was affected, and the island lost power. Automaker Toyota suspended work

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Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding

Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding Response to the flooding in the Southern Indian state of Kerala last month received an unexpected boost – thousands of citizens used social media and mobile technology to organize and mobilize assistance to the disaster. Large organizations

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Independent Study Reports 2,975 Deaths in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria

Independent Study Reports 2,975 Deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Study from George Washington University researchers  An independent study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government in February estimates Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico in the six months following the storm. The study, led

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PQMD Boasts Four Members in Fortune List of Companies Changing the World

PQMD Boasts Four Members in Fortune List of Companies Changing the World PQMD is honored to share that a new report by Fortune lists four members among their list of companies who are changing the world. With PQMD member Merck coming in at number two in the

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More Than 400 Die in Indian Monsoon Floods; Multiple PQMD Members Responding

More than 400 Die in Indian monsoon floods Southern Indian state of Kerala affected; PQMD Members Responding The regional chief minister of Kerala said at least 483 people have been killed in flooding, the worst in almost a century. The government attributes most of the deaths to

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BI Cares Partners to Empower Uninsured Patients

BI Cares Partners to Empower Uninsured Patients The BI Cares Foundation is excited to share an update on our flagship community programs. Malta House of Care Health Coach is Improving Patient Lives In 2017, in partnership with Malta House of Care, we developed and launched a new

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Puerto Rico Quietly Acknowledges Higher Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Quietly Acknowledges Higher Death Toll From Hurricane Maria   In a report posted online, Puerto Rico acknowledges more than 1,400 deaths attributed to Hurricane Maria, a figure 20 times higher than the government’s official hurricane death count of 64. The hurricane struck in late September,

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Strong Earthquake In Indonesia

PQMD Members Monitoring and Responding to Strong Earthquake in Indonesia The evening of Sunday, August 10, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island Lombok. With an original death toll of 98 and more than 200 injuries reported, the official toll has now risen to over 400.

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