Archive for the Health System Strengthening Category

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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Leaving a Legacy of Healthcare in Madagascar

Leaving a Legacy of Healthcare in Madagascar In Malagasy (the language of Madagascar) the word for cute is mafatifaty, and two-year-old Elvie is no exception. Elvie’s cuteness is fully matched by her determined spirit. She was born with a clubfoot – her left foot turned inward. But

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Casa de la Amistad Convenes Pediatric Cancer Forum

Casa de la Amistad Convenes Pediatric Cancer Forum AbbVie Foundation and Direct Relief Support Improved Access for Underserved Mexican Children MEXICO CITY, Feb. 8, 2017— Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer I.A.P convened business, government and humanitarian leaders to discuss the state of cancer care

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Project C.U.R.E. Continues to Assist Ebola-Stricken Communities

Project C.U.R.E. Continues to Assist Ebola-Stricken Communities Two 40-foot cargo containers, packed by Project C.U.R.E. Houston, and filled with life-saving donated medical supplies and equipment recently arrived in Liberia to rebuild and re-outfit hospitals. Simultaneously, Project C.U.R.E.’s Phoenix Distribution Center had a container arrive in Customs and

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PQMD Member CMMB in Haiti: 7 Years and 100 Days Later

PQMD Member CMMB in Haiti: 7 Years and 100 Days Later January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti with a vengeance. What made this year’s anniversary of that day even more significant is that the date also marked 100 days since Hurricane Matthew swept through

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International Health Partners: Looking Back at 2016 and Forward to 2017

International Health Partners: Looking Back at 2016 and Forward to 2017 Last year was a year of growth and refocus at International Health Partners (IHP), Europe’s largest coordinator of donated medicines. “I’m proud of how we have been able to reach the most under-served communities around the

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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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