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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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PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan

PQMD Member IMA World Health

PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan Since December 2013, the eastern side of South Sudan has been subjected to seemingly endless violence, causing a large migration to the western side of the country. Fearing for their safety, the residents of South Sudan

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AmeriCares Delivers $3 Million in Medicine for Syria

AmeriCares Delivers $3 Million in Medicine for Syria

AmeriCares Delivers $3 Million in Medicine for Syria AmeriCares has more than $3 million in medicine on the way to help children and families in war-torn Syria. AmeriCares, an emergency response and global health organization, has shipments of antibiotics, cardiovascular medicine, intravenous fluids and diabetes medication in

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PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis

PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis

PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis The Zika virus has long been an endemic issue throughout regions in Africa and Asia, but during recent months as many as 1.3 million new cases have been identified in Brazil – where the virus had never previously been

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International Medical Corps helps to end West African Ebola outbreak

Ebola free!

International Medical Corps helps to end West African Ebola outbreak In March of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) documented several initial cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever flaring up in southeastern Guinea. In mere months, the infectious disease spread quickly to the nearby populations of Liberia and

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The International Medical Corps & AmeriCares partner to assist Yemen in Crisis

The International Medical Corps & AmeriCares partner to assist Yemen in Crisis   Civil war sparked in Yemen during March of this year. And since then, over 5,600 people have been killed via the wide-spread conflict. Many more Yemenis – an estimated 21 million, or 3 out

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