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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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Cambodia Breast Cancer Initiative

Cambodia Breast Cancer Initiative Breast cancer related mortality remains devastatingly high in the developing world due to limited awareness of self-screening practices, low access to diagnostic technology and cost of oncology medicines. The Cambodia Breast Cancer Initiative is an ongoing partnership between AstraZeneca, AmeriCares and Sihanouk Center

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2017 NTD Summit in Geneva Wraps Up

2017 NTD Summit in Geneva Wraps Up The recent Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Summit, held in Geneva April 18-22, discussed progress made on NTDs since the 2012 London Declaration. The declaration is a commitment of several governments, foundations, nonprofits and private sector companies toward the goal of

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Collaboration – The Key To Solving Global Health Inequality, Finds London Conference

Collaboration – The Key To Solving Global Health Inequality, Finds London Conference By IHP, Apr 11 2017 08:36AM An international forum on Global Aid and Access for Health has presented a challenge to companies, NGOs, academics and governments to work together to end a lack of access

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Health and Hope in Cameroon

Health and Hope in Cameroon Heart to Heart International (HHI) and BD (Becton Dickinson) are engaged in a three-year program to improve access to health and strengthen healthcare in the community of Fotabong, Cameroon. Introduced to the community by Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Centers for

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