Polio Cases Blamed on Unmonitored Border Crossings Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Polio Cases Blamed on Unmonitored Border Crossings Between Pakistan and Afghanistan Polio remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative believes people traveling through unchecked crossings is one of the main causes of the spread of the disease. The group has made strides

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Venezuela Crisis Affects Health Care in Neighboring Countries

Venezuela Crisis Affects Health Care in Neighboring Countries Measles in Brazil; HIV Treatment in Peru Overwhelmed Venezuela’s political and economic crises destroyed the country’s health care system, and now neighboring countries are impacted, NPR reports. One year after the World Health Organization declared the Americas the first

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Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Americares Expand Produce to Give Program

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Americares Expand Produce to Give Program Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (“BI Cares”) and Americares have expanded their partnership program that provides a free supply of medication to eligible uninsured patients in the U.S. to now include patients in Tanzania and El Salvador.

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One Mission – Three Countries: Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Saving Mothers, Giving Life to Reduce Maternal & Neonatal Mortality

One Mission – Three Countries: Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Saving Mothers, Giving Life to Reduce Maternal & Neonatal Mortality    In 2012, the Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) program launched with one mission—to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Zambia, Uganda and Nigeria within five years.

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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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