Archive for the Health System Strengthening Category

BAXTER BIOSURGERY PRODUCTS PROVE TO BE CRITICAL ASSET ON MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS

BAXTER BIOSURGERY PRODUCTS PROVE TO BE CRITICAL ASSET ON MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS In a community high in the mountains of a colonial town, dirt floors span underfoot and a constant aroma of smoke floats within the building walls, yet residents maintain access to free, high-quality surgical care.

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PQMD Announces Three Year Initiative

Expand Access to Care

PQMD Announces Three Year Initiative Developing Best-Practice Guidelines for Medical Missions to Strengthen and Sustain Local Health Systems On May 5, 2016, the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) launched the PQMD Healthcare System Strengthening/Medical Mission Initiative (PQMD HSS/MM).   This PQMD Initiative is a major effort to

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A celebration for handwashing makes smiles in Haiti

A Celebration for Handwashing Makes Smiles in Haiti Mackensia Joseph knows she needs to wash her hands after she uses the latrine at home and at school. The 11-year-old girl understands that she could catch a disease, such as cholera, if she doesn’t. It’s a lesson that

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Three PQMD Members Featured as Finalists for GBCHealth Award

Women Deliver Logo GBCHealth Award

Three PQMD Members Featured as Finalists for GBCHealth Award GBCHealth recently announced nine finalists for the 2016 Business Action on Health Award: Focus on Women & Girls. This selected group of programs represent the most eminent efforts of the private sector to enhance the health and well-being

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Healthcare System Strengthening in Madagascar

Healthcare System Strengthening in Madagascar

Healthcare System Strengthening in Madagascar When most people think about Mercy Ships they believe that we provide direct medical services onboard our hospital ship. While that is true, we have enlarged our focus over recent years to utilize our hospital ship as a complete training platform to

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CMMB Announces $500 million Commitment to UN’s SDGs

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

CMMB Announces $500 million Commitment to UN’s SDGs PQMD member CMMB-Healthier Lives Worldwide today announced they are committing $500 million to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A long-time advocate of serving vulnerable populations, women and children in particular, this new partnership will serve to support

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New Partnership Features Johnson & Johnson and World Vision Collaborating to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

Collaborating to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

New Partnership Features Johnson & Johnson and World Vision Collaborating to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health PQMD member Johnson & Johnson recently announced a new five-year partnership, Born on Time, with the Government of Canada, Plan International Canada, Save the Children, and PQMD member World Vision. With

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Saving Mothers Giving Life: Proving What Can Be Done

Saving Mothers Giving Life PQMD Helping New Mothers

Saving Mothers Giving Life: Proving What Can Be Done “Access to emergency obstetric services within two hours.” It was an audacious goal, particularly on behalf of women who live in some of the most challenging districts in sub-Saharan Africa. So was a 50% reduction in maternal mortality.

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Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia

Project HOPE staff continue to assess needs of refugees passing through transit center in macedonia

Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia In Macedonia, thousands of refugees a day from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa continue to cross the Greece/Macedonia border, on a popular route through the country to reach final destinations in European Union nations. The influx of refugees has put

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Heart to Heart International’s Aid Efforts Welcomed in Cuba

Heart to Heart in Cuba

Heart to Heart International’s Aid Efforts Welcomed in Cuba In October 2015, Heart to Heart International (HHI) shipped a container loaded with six tons of medical supplies and children’s items to the William Soler Pediatric Hospital in Havana, Cuba. This facility is a leading care provider for

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