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AbbVie Honored with Global Citizen Award

AbbVie Honored with Global Citizen Award When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, the International Medical Corps didn’t waste time responding to the disaster. In fact, one of their first responders was already on the ground before it began to shake. Sean Casey, an International Medical

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises By Sola Ogundipe In what has been described as a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance work, pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer, has said its pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar 13,  which protects babies and children against pneumonia and other diseases, would be

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GSK Leads Access to Medicine Index 2016

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GSK leads Access to Medicine Index 2016 GSK has today been ranked first in the Access to Medicine Index for the fifth consecutive time, taking a leadership position in research & development; pricing, manufacturing and distribution; and product donations. The Index, which recognizes GSK for its clear

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PQMD Members Continue with Aid to Hurricane Matthew Affected Countries

PQMD Members Providing Aid to Hurricane Matthew Affected Countries As the devastation from Hurricane Matthew continues to unfold and impact Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and parts of the United States, PQMD members are actively responding to emerging needs in all impacted countries. With many efforts focused within the

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International Medical Corps Update: Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti

International Medical Corps Update: Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti PQMD member International Medical Corps just received an update on the situation in Haiti from a member of our emergency response team, Margaret Traub, who arrived in one of the hardest hit areas on Wednesday. Follow

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PQMD Member Direct Relief receives $500,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart

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PQMD Member Direct Relief receives $500,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart Ellen Partners with Walmart to Give $1.5 Million to Louisiana Relief! For the past few weeks, Ellen has been looking for ways to help Louisiana flood relief efforts. One company that stepped up in an

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Rage Against The Busted Medical Machines

Rage Against The Busted Medical Machines September 8, 201610:27 AM ET Commentary NAHID BHADELIA “Oh, we have a hematology analyzer but it stopped working,” the lab technician said as he pointed to a covered tabletop medical equipment in the corner used to measure blood count levels —

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Global Disaster Relief Summit

Global Disaster Relief Summit 7-8 September 2016 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington D.C. The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit returns to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. on 7-8 September 2016. This high-profile event gathers all actors involved with delivering

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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on World Humanitarian Day

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on World Humanitarian Day The White House Office of the Press Secretary On World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarians across the globe for their compassion and their courage.  We remember the 22 UN and relief agency staff who died

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PQMD Members Responding to Devastating Floods in Louisiana

PQMD Members Responding to Devastating Floods in Louisiana With the Red Cross referring to it as the “…worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy,” many Louisiana parishes have been declared federal disaster areas as a result of recent flooding. To date, thirteen lives have been claimed, upwards of

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