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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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The Baxter International Foundation and Direct Relief Launch a Mobile Health Initiative Bringing Life-Saving Medical Treatment and Education to Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico City

The Baxter International Foundation and Direct Relief Launch a Mobile Health Initiative Bringing Life-Saving Medical Treatment and Education to Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico City Driving Your Health (Manejando tu Salud), a mobile health program that deploys medical teams to communities in Mexico City with limited access

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IMA works to end preventable maternal mortality

IMA works to end preventable maternal mortality PORT-AU-PRINCE – At L’Hôpital Nos Petits Frères et Soeurs, tiny cries echo in the hallway. In the intensive care unit, an impossibly small baby, wrapped in a Winnie the Pooh blanket, rests on a full-size hospital bed. The infant is

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Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Carlos Gonzalez to Aid Venezuela

Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Carlos Gonzalez to Aid Venezuela Popular Colorado Rockies outfielder, Carlos Gonzalez, and his wife, Indonesia brought together fellow Rockies players and their families to help pack a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment at Project C.U.R.E. destined for the Sinamaica Hospital in

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