Archive for the Crisis Efforts Category

Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits

Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits Cholera has infected 313,000 people and taken the lives of 1,700 in Yemen. The severe outbreak began in the spring. The outbreak’s spread outpaced vaccination efforts,

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Sri Lanka dealing with massive outbreak of dengue fever; PQMD member Americares responding to need

Sri Lanka dealing with massive outbreak of dengue fever; PQMD member Americares responding to need At least 227 people have died and thousands infected with dengue fever in Sri Lanka. More than 79,000 infections have been reported since the beginning of 2017. The outbreak comes after large

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Democratic Republic of Congo Declares Ebola Outbreak Over

Democratic Republic of Congo Declares Ebola Outbreak Over The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its two month Ebola outbreak over in early July. Having initially reported the disease to the World Health Organization in May, the WHO immediately activated emergency protocols. Two major factors contributed to

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Venezuelan Economic Crisis Affects Acclaimed HIV Treatment Program

Venezuelan Economic Crisis Affects Acclaimed HIV Treatment Program Venezuela’s current economic crisis affects one of its most well-known public health achievements, its HIV treatment program. Beginning in 1999, Venezuela’s government offered free, public HIV treatment, including importing generic medicines and distributing condoms. That same socialist government’s focus

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PQMD Members Continue Relief Efforts in Nepal and Haiti

PQMD Members Continue Relief Efforts in Nepal and Haiti Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti as a strong Category 4 storm, killing almost 900 people, with some areas suffering almost total destruction. In the aftermath of the storm, PQMD members were some of the first

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2017 NTD Summit in Geneva Wraps Up

2017 NTD Summit in Geneva Wraps Up The recent Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Summit, held in Geneva April 18-22, discussed progress made on NTDs since the 2012 London Declaration. The declaration is a commitment of several governments, foundations, nonprofits and private sector companies toward the goal of

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PQMD Members Responding to Famine in East Africa

PQMD Members Responding to Famine in East Africa Drought, failed rains, war, and conflict have left millions of people at risk in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of children are acutely malnourished as a result, and 16 million people are facing the threat

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PQMD Members Mark Sixth Anniversary of Syrian Refugee Crisis by Reestablishing Commitment to Continued Aid

PQMD Members Mark Sixth Anniversary of Syrian Refugee Crisis by Reestablishing Commitment to Continued Aid March marks what is largely recognized as the sixth anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. As a result of the Syrian Civil War, millions have been displaced from both Syria and surrounding

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Project C.U.R.E. Continues to Assist Ebola-Stricken Communities

Project C.U.R.E. Continues to Assist Ebola-Stricken Communities Two 40-foot cargo containers, packed by Project C.U.R.E. Houston, and filled with life-saving donated medical supplies and equipment recently arrived in Liberia to rebuild and re-outfit hospitals. Simultaneously, Project C.U.R.E.’s Phoenix Distribution Center had a container arrive in Customs and

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PQMD Member CMMB in Haiti: 7 Years and 100 Days Later

PQMD Member CMMB in Haiti: 7 Years and 100 Days Later January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti with a vengeance. What made this year’s anniversary of that day even more significant is that the date also marked 100 days since Hurricane Matthew swept through

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