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Helping Special Children Lead a Full Life

Helping Special Children Lead a Full Life By Steve Stirling President and CEO, MAP International Living with a disability isn’t easy. As a child in Korea, I contracted polio and lost my ability to run and play like other children. But because I was later adopted by

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Gilead Sciences and International Medical Corps Partner to Deliver Lifesaving Health Services to Syrian Refugees

Gilead Sciences and International Medical Corps Partner to Deliver Lifesaving Health Services to Syrian Refugees Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) and International Medical Corps are partnering to provide health care and other vital services to Syrians who were forced to flee their homes because of Syria’s civil war.

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Making health systems resilient to changing needs and threats must be a top priority, says PAHO Director

Making health systems resilient to changing needs and threats must be a top priority, says PAHO Director One of the most critical lessons of the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa was that weak health systems—those that cannot meet people’s health needs in normal times—cannot cope effectively

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises By Sola Ogundipe In what has been described as a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance work, pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer, has said its pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar 13,  which protects babies and children against pneumonia and other diseases, would be

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GSK Leads Access to Medicine Index 2016

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GSK leads Access to Medicine Index 2016 GSK has today been ranked first in the Access to Medicine Index for the fifth consecutive time, taking a leadership position in research & development; pricing, manufacturing and distribution; and product donations. The Index, which recognizes GSK for its clear

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Americares Distributes Zika-Protective Clothing for Expectant Mothers

Americares Distributes Zika-Protective Clothing for Expectant Mothers Patients of the Americares Family Clinic in Santiago de Maria, El Salvador, have been the recipients of the revolutionary shirts crafted from bio-repellent-treated textile in order to defend expectant mothers from the mosquitos that spread the dreaded Zika virus. Maternova

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Rwanda Benefits from World’s First Drone Delivery System

Rwanda Benefits from World’s First Drone Delivery System On October 13th, the world’s first ever drone delivery system was launched in Rwanda, thanks to a partnership between UPS,  Zipline  and Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance). This new delivery system has the potential to address one of the core

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The Neonatal Resuscitation Program: How a Partnership Between the U.S. and China Saved Thousands of Babies

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program: How a Partnership Between the U.S. and China Saved Thousands of Babies It was an historic initiative: train healthcare workers across China in neonatal resuscitation—from big cities to remote villages. Ten years later, over 150,000 newborns are alive because of it. We go

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Private aid, businesses and faith-based charities

Private aid, businesses and faith-based charities By Caroline Brassard The increasing emergence of ‘non-traditional actors’ in the humanitarian field – some of whom bring specialized skills and innovative technology, others who are ill-prepared – heralds a new chapter in disaster relief. The increasing importance of private businesses,

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Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Aid Organizations at Americares Warehouse

Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Aid Organizations at Americares Warehouse Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 18, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke today at Americares global distribution center about the work Connecticut-based nongovernmental organizations are doing to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew both in this country

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