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An Operation Smile First: Surgical Training Rotation in Madagascar

An Operation Smile First: Surgical Training Rotation in Madagascar This August in Madagascar, Operation Smile hosted its first-ever surgical training rotation program at Centre Hospitalier de Référence Régionale (CHRR) in Antsirabe. Building on Operation Smile’s commitment to strengthening health systems where it works, an international team of

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Heart to Heart International and BD Sponsor #PQMDinHaiti

Heart to Heart International and BD Sponsor #PQMDinHaiti Thanks to the generous support of members Heart to Heart International (HHI) and Becton Dickinson (BD), PQMD Director of Communications & Disaster Response, Jennifer Liles, recently had the chance to spend a week in Haiti with a mission team

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Midmark Partners with Mercy Health to Deliver Nearly 300 Examination Tables to Developing Countries

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Midmark Partners with Mercy Health to Deliver Nearly 300 Examination Tables to Developing Countries Midmark Corp. recently partnered with Mercy Health, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, to deliver nearly 300 used examination tables to 10 areas of Africa in need of medical equipment. In 2016, Midmark began consulting

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Mercy Ships Provides Specialized Surgery to Benin

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Mercy Ships Provides Specialized Surgery to Benin In 2016, Mercy Ships returned to Benin to provide specialized surgery and healthcare training to those in need. Because of faithful supporters and dedicated staff and crew, Mercy Ships was able to leave a lasting impact that will last for

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WHO and UNICEF Vaccine Report Shows Gaps

WHO and UNICEF Vaccine Report Shows Gaps The World Health Organization has a goal to vaccinate 90% of the world’s children from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). The vaccine, known as DTP, is a series of three shots given over 3-4 months starting at 6 weeks

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Venezuelan Economic Crisis Affects Acclaimed HIV Treatment Program

Venezuelan Economic Crisis Affects Acclaimed HIV Treatment Program Venezuela’s current economic crisis affects one of its most well-known public health achievements, its HIV treatment program. Beginning in 1999, Venezuela’s government offered free, public HIV treatment, including importing generic medicines and distributing condoms. That same socialist government’s focus

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Cholera Crisis in Yemen Prompts PQMD Member Unicef to Take Unique Step

Cholera Crisis in Yemen Prompts PQMD Member Unicef to Take Unique Step A cholera crisis that began in April in Yemen has claimed 1,000 lives, many of them women and children. Over 130,000 cholera cases have been reported with expectations of that number rising 300,000. Cholera is

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A New Catholic Hospital Brings Hope to Haiti

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A New Catholic Hospital Brings Hope to Haiti   Haiti’s history is marked by tragedy—natural disasters and human suffering—but a new Catholic hospital is bringing hope and healing to rural community. Follow

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Vaccine Issue focuses on immunization supply chains

Vaccine Issue focuses on immunization supply chains Bruce Y. Lee, Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center and Associate Professor of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (among other titles) shared an article with Forbes magazine about the recent focus

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PQMD Members Continue Relief Efforts in Nepal and Haiti

PQMD Members Continue Relief Efforts in Nepal and Haiti Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti as a strong Category 4 storm, killing almost 900 people, with some areas suffering almost total destruction. In the aftermath of the storm, PQMD members were some of the first

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