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New Ebola Cases in Democratic Republic of Congo

New Ebola Cases in Democratic Republic of Congo Country declared free of Ebola one week ago   On July 24, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared the country’s Ebola outbreak in the Equateur province was over. The outbreak was controlled quickly and

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Firefighters Make Progress on California Wildfires

Firefighters Make Progress on California Wildfires PQMD Members Responding and Monitoring California firefighters are making progress on containing the Carr Fire, which has claimed six lives, destroyed 800 homes and burned more than a hundred thousand acres in northern California. Cal Fire states the fire is 23

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World Health Organization Expects To Declare End of Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

World Health Organization Expects To Declare End of Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo The World Health Organization expects the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be officially over on July 24th. That date marks 42 days, or two incubation periods of 21

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After Heat and Disease Deaths, WHO Seeking Access to Displaced Persons in Syria

After Heat and Disease Deaths, WHO Seeking Access to Displaced Persons in Syria   The World Health Organization is seeking access to 210,000 displaced people who fled fighting in southern Syria. The displaced urgently need medicines and health services, and some require evacuation due to injury. Recent

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UN Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea

U.N. 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-Introduction from Executive Director

  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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