Archive for the Crisis Efforts Category

Colombia Opens Camp for Venezuelan Migrants

Colombia Opens Camp for Venezuelan Migrants More than 2.3 million have left Venezuela in the last three years Colombia opened a migrant camp in Bogota this week for the increasing number of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and humanitarian crises. The Colombian government consulted with the French

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PQMD Members Responding to California Wildfires

PQMD Members Responding to California Wildfires In response to what has become the deadliest series of wildfires in California history, several PQMD members are actively responding with aid and financial contributions. Direct Relief, who responds each year to California wildfires, recently made their entire wildfire inventory available

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CDC Director Warns Latest Ebola Outbreak Could Become Entrenched

CDC Director Warns Latest Ebola Outbreak Could Become Entrenched Outbreak in DRC’s North Kivu Province Not Contained Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said this week that the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo may not be controlled and potentially become entrenched.

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U.N. Worker Infected as Ebola Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo Continues

U.N. Worker Infected as Ebola Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo Continues  The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced last week that a U.N. employee based in Beni tested positive for Ebola. This is the first such incident during

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Opinion: The Conflicting Narratives of Hurricane Maria: Rethinking Disaster Response

Opinion: The Conflicting Narratives of Hurricane Maria: Rethinking Disaster Response By: Elizabeth J. Ashbourne (Executive Director, Partnership for Quality Medical Donations – PQMD) and Verónica M. Arroyave (Director / Global Community Relations, Executive Director / Baxter International Foundation, Baxter International Inc.) On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria

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Avoiding Consequences of Unsolicited Donations

Avoiding Consequences of Unsolicited Donations Australian study looks at donor behavior and effective messaging  A recent study by the Australian Council for International Development took a behavioral research approach to survey 1,000 subjects who had or were considering sending UBDs (unsolicited bilateral donations) to areas in crisis.

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Providing Relief to Patients in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Providing Relief to Patients in the Aftermath of a Disaster PQMD Member Bristol-Myers Squibb Responds to Puerto Rico On the morning of September 20, 2017, a new chapter of history opened in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria began her barrage against the island, altering the lives of

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

Direct Relief

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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