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CDC Trains Frontline Disease Detectives

CDC Trains Frontline Disease Detectives In 2014, when the world saw the largest ever Ebola outbreak, Liberia was one of the hardest-hit countries. But without much needed training, many cases were not detected in time and individuals were missed. The CDC has since rectified the problem by

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PQMD Member UNICEF Working in Malawi to Use Drones for Humanitarian Purposes

PQMD Member UNICEF Working in Malawi to Use Drones for Humanitarian Purposes In the footsteps of Rwanda, Malawi has now too found their own use for drone technology by launching a drone alongside PQMD member UNICEF to be implemented in April 2017. They aim to provide data

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Disaster Relief Aid in the Philippines

Disaster Relief Aid in the Philippines Paving the Way for Access to Critical Healthcare Needs, Baxter International Foundation Partners With Direct Relief to Rebuild Health Clinics in the Wake of Typhoon In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated thousands of people whose lives were uprooted by the severe

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Fight against childhood cancers: 10 nurses rewarded

Sanofi Foundation

Fight against childhood cancers: 10 nurses rewarded Every year across the globe, 300 000 children under 18 suffer from cancer. Although the average survival rate is 64%, it varies from 40% in Africa (and even lower depending on the cancer or the country) to 85% in North

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24 hours, 7 employees: a Firsthand Look at Medtronic and Americares’ Impact in El Salvador

24 hours, 7 employees: a Firsthand Look at Medtronic and Americares’ Impact in El Salvador   SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Standing in a hospital without air-conditioning or window screens, Bryan Hanson and a group of Medtronic employees witnessed the Medtronic Mission in action as they welcomed

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PQMD Member World Vision Continues Aid in Haiti and Beyond

PQMD Member World Vision Continues Aid in Haiti and Beyond By Carrie Holmes Since the 1950s, World Vision has strived to change the face of poverty.  Empowering people to step out of poverty.  For real. For good. To help secure a better future for each child, they

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HIV prevention initiative seeks to break barriers in sub-Saharan Africa

HIV prevention initiative seeks to break barriers in sub-Saharan Africa By Jennifer Ehidiamen Ntokozo Zakwe went to a health facility to ask for information about safe sex when she was 19 years old but the negative response she received from a nurse discouraged her from going back.

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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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