Archive for the Health System Strengthening Category

Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico 

Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico  It’s been six weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and health needs continue to evolve, ranging from shortages of medical supplies to new and emerging conditions caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. Project HOPE’s emergency response team has been on the

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PQMD and Americares Work Together on Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative

PQMD and Americares Work Together on Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative   PQMD and Americares continue to work together on the Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative. The initiative aims to improve the practice, impact and sustainability of medical missions to better support and strengthen local healthcare systems.

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Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley

Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley   Gavi, the vaccine alliance, recently connected with leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss the alliance’s mission. Gavi is working to scale up its mission to protect another 300 million children by 2020. Achieving that goal will require

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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

Healthcare System Strengthening in Madagascar

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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