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CDC Concludes that Zika Causes Fetal Birth Defects

CDC Concludes that Zika Causes Fetal Birth Defects

CDC Concludes that Zika Causes Fetal Birth Defects On Wednesday, scientists at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a press release identifying a causal relationship between prenatal Zika infection and cases of “microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.” A special report was also published in

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PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought

Ethiopia's Widespread Drought

PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action Against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought Over the past year in Ethiopia, two seasons of inadequate rainfall and the drastic climactic effects of El Nino have left regions throughout the country in severe states of drought. The widespread phenomenon has affected agricultural

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AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Fiji Cyclone

Fiji Radar

AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Fiji Cyclone AmeriCares has relief workers on stand-by ready to assist the recovery from Cyclone Winston in Fiji. The storm, the most powerful storm to ever to hit Fiji, made landfall on the archipelago nation’s most populous island Saturday evening local time,

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AmeriCares Delivers $3 Million in Medicine for Syria

AmeriCares Delivers $3 Million in Medicine for Syria

AmeriCares Delivers $3 Million in Medicine for Syria AmeriCares has more than $3 million in medicine on the way to help children and families in war-torn Syria. AmeriCares, an emergency response and global health organization, has shipments of antibiotics, cardiovascular medicine, intravenous fluids and diabetes medication in

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PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis

PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis

PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis The Zika virus has long been an endemic issue throughout regions in Africa and Asia, but during recent months as many as 1.3 million new cases have been identified in Brazil – where the virus had never previously been

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PQMD Members Ranked Amongst 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Worldwide

PQMD Members Ranked Amongst 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Worldwide

Four PQMD Members Ranked Amongst 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Worldwide Sustainability is a difficult parameter to measure, but an increasingly important aspect of conducting business in a connected global economy threatened by a changing climate and increasing worldwide scarcities. Enterprises play a critical role in how society

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Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia

Project HOPE staff continue to assess needs of refugees passing through transit center in macedonia

Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia In Macedonia, thousands of refugees a day from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa continue to cross the Greece/Macedonia border, on a popular route through the country to reach final destinations in European Union nations. The influx of refugees has put

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Mercy Ships approves deployment of the Africa Mercy

Africa Mercy Ship

Mercy Ships approves deployment of the Africa Mercy We are so happy to share the following note we received from Russ Holmes, our member representative from Mercy Ships. Congratulations to the Mercy Ships team as you prepare to deploy this beautiful ship that will do so much

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Heart to Heart International’s Aid Efforts Welcomed in Cuba

Heart to Heart in Cuba

Heart to Heart International’s Aid Efforts Welcomed in Cuba In October 2015, Heart to Heart International (HHI) shipped a container loaded with six tons of medical supplies and children’s items to the William Soler Pediatric Hospital in Havana, Cuba. This facility is a leading care provider for

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IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo

IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo Involving women in decision-making bodies is necessary for the sustainable development of communities. However, women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are often overwhelmed with ensuring their own survival due to violence and frequent pregnancies, which

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