World Health Organization Adapts Ebola Vaccination Strategy After Violence Impacts Response in DRC

World Health Organization Adapts Ebola Vaccination Strategy After Violence Impacts Response in DRC The World Health Organization adapted its Ebola vaccination strategy in the DRC last week. Deaths are now over 1,000 and response continues to be interrupted by violence and distrust. The WHO is now vaccinating

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Polio Cases Blamed on Unmonitored Border Crossings Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Polio Cases Blamed on Unmonitored Border Crossings Between Pakistan and Afghanistan Polio remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative believes people traveling through unchecked crossings is one of the main causes of the spread of the disease. The group has made strides

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Venezuela Crisis Affects Health Care in Neighboring Countries

Venezuela Crisis Affects Health Care in Neighboring Countries Measles in Brazil; HIV Treatment in Peru Overwhelmed Venezuela’s political and economic crises destroyed the country’s health care system, and now neighboring countries are impacted, NPR reports. One year after the World Health Organization declared the Americas the first

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“Like the Gift of Life” – PQMD Member Eli Lilly and Insulin Donations After Hurricane Maria

“Like the Gift of Life”— PQMD Member Eli Lilly and Insulin Donations in the Wake of Hurricane Maria Effort Included PQMD Members Direct Relief and Project HOPE When Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico in September 2017, the storm knocked out power for months – putting supplies

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