Archive for the Crisis Efforts Category

PQMD Member World Vision Continues Aid in Haiti and Beyond

PQMD Member World Vision Continues Aid in Haiti and Beyond By Carrie Holmes Since the 1950s, World Vision has strived to change the face of poverty.  Empowering people to step out of poverty.  For real. For good. To help secure a better future for each child, they

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HIV prevention initiative seeks to break barriers in sub-Saharan Africa

HIV prevention initiative seeks to break barriers in sub-Saharan Africa By Jennifer Ehidiamen Ntokozo Zakwe went to a health facility to ask for information about safe sex when she was 19 years old but the negative response she received from a nurse discouraged her from going back.

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Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters

Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters In December 2015, Paris hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Governments, nongovernmental organizations and local communities gathered to take action against climate change and move forward after successive failures in reaching common ground for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The historic COP21

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Committed to serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan

Committed to serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan In the midst of ongoing violence in South Sudan, an estimated 2.3 million people have been forced from their homes. Most are not involved in the conflict in any way: beautiful souls, living in fear, struggling to survive. One

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AmeriCares Responds to India’s Historic Drought

AmeriCares Responds to India’s Historic Drought As India’s worst drought in more than four decades shatters the lives of millions of people in the west central state of Maharashtra, AmeriCares India is mobilizing a response to help residents facing water scarcity, food shortages, and loss of livelihood.

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CDC Concludes that Zika Causes Fetal Birth Defects

CDC Concludes that Zika Causes Fetal Birth Defects

CDC Concludes that Zika Causes Fetal Birth Defects On Wednesday, scientists at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a press release identifying a causal relationship between prenatal Zika infection and cases of “microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.” A special report was also published in

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PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought

Ethiopia's Widespread Drought

PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action Against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought Over the past year in Ethiopia, two seasons of inadequate rainfall and the drastic climactic effects of El Nino have left regions throughout the country in severe states of drought. The widespread phenomenon has affected agricultural

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Why World Vision sees ‘moment of opportunity’ in Syria response

Why World Vision sees “moment of opportunity” in Syria response By Kelli Rogers The word “livelihood” was not something Fran Charles, advocacy director for World Vision’s Syria response, could comfortably say even a year ago when speaking with Jordanian authorities about the future of refugees in the country. But

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AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji PQMD member AmeriCares, active in Cyclone Winston relief efforts since it hit the islands of Fiji in February, has expanded their assistance efforts to include emergency shipments totaling $1.5 million of medical aid. Contents include 46,000

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From crisis to clarity: Getting a handle on global pandemics

global pandemics PQMD Children Against Zika Little more than a year after the Ebola crisis in West Africa tragically highlighted the inadequacy of pandemic preparedness and response

From crisis to clarity: Getting a handle on global pandemics By Keith Hansen Little more than a year after the Ebola crisis in West Africa tragically highlighted the inadequacy of pandemic preparedness and response, the current Zika outbreak in the Americas has brought the issue back to

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