Medical Teams International and Providence St. Joseph Health Working Together to Strengthen Health System in Guatemala

Medical Teams International and Providence St. Joseph Health Working Together to Strengthen Health System in Guatemala Medical Teams International is extending a multi-year partnership to strengthening the health system and community health programs in the Chicamán region of Guatemala with Providence St. Joseph Health, the second largest

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Children Dying at Unprecedented Rate in Latest Ebola Outbreak

Children Dying at Unprecedented Rate in Latest Ebola Outbreak Poor conditions at traditional healers considered cause The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced over the weekend that children are dying at an unprecedented rate in the latest Ebola outbreak. Officials believe poor sanitary conditions

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PQMD Annual General Meeting 2018 Recap

PQMD Annual General Meeting 2018 Recap PQMD recently held their 2018 Annual General Meeting in Santa Monica, Calif., with generous support from members International Medical Corps and Amgen. Held at the International Medical Corps offices, members representing the broad spectrum of pharmaceutical, biotech, and non-governmental sectors had

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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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Finding the Right Words to Help Rohingya Refugees

Finding the Right Words to Help Rohingya Refugees The nonprofit Translators Without Borders, in partnership with UNICEF and Oxfam, developed an online glossary resource for aid workers working in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The mobile phone app includes terms and translations into the five languages spoken

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Progress on Sustainable Development Goals Topic of United Nations Forum

Progress on Sustainable Development Goals Topic of United Nations Forum Engagement from business key to achieving goals by 2030 The United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development concluded this week, with more than 1000 leaders from government, business, and civil society discussing progress on the

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