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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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AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai

India Flooding AmeriCares

AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai In response to extensive flooding caused by heavy rains in the Southeastern Indian city of Chennai, AmeriCares India emergency response teams have been working to aid the many people affected, specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu. An estimated

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International Medical Corps helps to end West African Ebola outbreak

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International Medical Corps helps to end West African Ebola outbreak In March of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) documented several initial cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever flaring up in southeastern Guinea. In mere months, the infectious disease spread quickly to the nearby populations of Liberia and

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PQMD Members Earn High Rankings on CNBC’s List of Top Ten Charities in 2015

PQMD Members Earn High Rankings on CNBC’s List of Top Ten Charities in 2015 In a recent article, CNBC reported on the top 10 most efficient and successful charities working to bring change to the US and abroad. The list seeks to recognize charities that over the

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After Koppu, AmeriCares’ ongoing aid in the Philippines

After Koppu, AmeriCares’ ongoing aid in the Philippines Typhoon Koppu made landfall on October 18th, 2015 in the Philippines. With massive wind gusts and heavy rains, the disastrous super storm left 58 people dead and over 100,000 displaced from their homes. Early estimates placed the financial damages,

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The International Medical Corps & AmeriCares partner to assist Yemen in Crisis

The International Medical Corps & AmeriCares partner to assist Yemen in Crisis   Civil war sparked in Yemen during March of this year. And since then, over 5,600 people have been killed via the wide-spread conflict. Many more Yemenis – an estimated 21 million, or 3 out

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World Vision in Nepal

World Vision in Nepal On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal and surrounding areas. Just 21 days later, a 7.3 aftershock was felt. This chain of natural disasters is the deadliest in the country’s history. It has affected over 8 million – many of these

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A Milestone in Ending Trachoma – Pfizer’s 500 Millionth Donation

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On November 16th, PQMD member Pfizer, the International Trachoma Initiative, and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control announced the 500 millionth donated dose of Zithromax® Tablets. Zithromax® (azithromycin) is an antibiotic used to treat Trachoma, an infectious and debilitating disease which can ultimately lead to permanent blindness.

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Henry Schein & Alpha Omega a Public-Private Partnership for Holocaust Survivors

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Henry Schein & Alpha Omega a Public-Private Partnership for Holocaust Survivors   Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, and the Alpha Omega

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J&J and Mercy Ships host Twitter Chat to #EndFistula

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Twitter Chat at Sea: #EndFistula Thursday, November 5, 2015, 1 pm ET An obstetric fistula occurs during an obstructed labor when emergency care is unavailable. Women suffering from obstructed labor often struggle until the baby dies. During this agonizing process loss of circulation causes tissue to die,

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