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20 Years of History with The Max Foundation

20 Years of History with The Max Foundation Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, CEO and co-founder of The Max Foundation, discusses the organization’s 20-year history, the motivation behind their work, and the dignity and hope that access to treatment brings to cancer patients the world over. The Max Foundation is

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World Vision Works in Zimbabwe to Ensure Critical Vaccinations

World Vision Works in Zimbabwe to Ensure Critical Vaccinations for Women and Children Life Course Immunization Program supported with grant from Pfizer Foundation With a grant from the Pfizer Foundation*, World Vision is working in Zimbabwe to ensure young children and women receive critical vaccinations through the

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Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare

Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare Lack of access to healthcare is affected by many factors, one of which is lack of healthcare professionals in many areas of the world. Inventors and entrepreneurs are bringing healthcare and ingenious, portable equipment to people where they live. The

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IMA World Health Addresses Malaria Risk in South Sudan

IMA World Health Addresses Malaria Risk In South Sudan Impending rainy season brings malaria threat BOR, South Sudan – With a stethoscope around his neck, Simon Ateu Chol takes a moment to survey the line of a dozen or so women who have brought their babies for vaccinations

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Breaking Ground: New Surgical Unit and Blood Bank in South Sudan

Breaking Ground: New Surgical Unit and Blood Bank in South Sudan On April 7th, 2018, a partnership between Diocese of Tambura/Yambio, the Camboni Sisters, Edmund Rice Foundation Australia, Sudan Relief Fund, Aurora Prize, Loyola Foundation, Sisters of Charity Incarnate Word, and Kenda Onlus, celebrated the laying of

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Rabin Martin CEO Jeff Sturchio on A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all

Rabin Martin CEO Jeff Sturchio on A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all Over the course of two days last week, at the 2018 Global Health Policy Forum, PQMD had the pleasure of exploring a variety of new

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Bringing “Hope for Health” to Rural Cameroon

Bringing “Hope for Health” to Rural Cameroon Fotabong is a rural village in Cameroon’s remote southwest region, where there are few healthcare providers to meet the needs of a population that is generally in poor health. The government-owned local hospital serves 21,000 people, typically receives up to

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A True Mercy Ships Transformation: Esther’s Story

A True Mercy Ships Transformation: Esther’s Story Six-year-old Esther was full of charisma—a bright, bubbly little girl who saw the joy in every situation. But Esther suffered with a windswept leg caused by rickets—a brittle bone condition that causes leg deformities. When children don’t get the nutrients

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Six Months Since Maria

Direct Relief

Six Months Since Maria Six months since Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, many PQMD members are still active in aid & recovery efforts, and will be for years to come. Hurricane Maria struck Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane on September 18,

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South Sudan Announces Halt of Guinea Worm Disease Transmission

South Sudan Announces Halt of Guinea Worm Disease Transmission In a press conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta, South Sudan’s minister of health announced the interruption of guinea worm disease transmission in the country. Guinea worm disease, also called Drancunculiasis, is characterized by painful blisters that

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