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PQMD Members Continue to Respond to Devastation Left by 2017 Hurricane Season

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PQMD Members Continue to Respond to Devastation Left by 2017 Hurricane Season The 2017 hurricane season is one to be remembered: Harvey, Irma, and Maria collectively devastated Texas, Florida, parts of Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and much of the Caribbean. And now, a year after one of the

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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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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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Finding the Right Words to Help Rohingya Refugees

Finding the Right Words to Help Rohingya Refugees The nonprofit Translators Without Borders, in partnership with UNICEF and Oxfam, developed an online glossary resource for aid workers working in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The mobile phone app includes terms and translations into the five languages spoken

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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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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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New Commitments Announced in Global Fight Against Malaria

New Commitments Announced in Global Fight Against Malaria Government officials, private sector and NGOs announce new commitments in the fight against malaria today. The announcement also includes a call for commitment from the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases worldwide within the next

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action medeor supports health care facilities in Syria

action medeor supports health care facilities in Syria Since the beginning of 2018, action medeor has sent large deliveries of essential medicines and medical supplies to health care facilities in Syria’s Idlib Province. Hospitals in the region are in urgent need of assistance: many health care facilities

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Global Fight Against Tuberculosis Has Unlikely Animal Ally

Global Fight Against Tuberculosis Has Unlikely Animal Ally The global fight against tuberculosis, the leading lethal infectious disease in the world, has a new unlikely ally – rats.  Rats are currently being used as part of a research partnership between nonprofit APOPO, based in Tanzania, and the

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