Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

A Higher Vision With Mercy Ships

A Higher Vision With Mercy Ships Dr. Abram Wodome comes from a family of 16 brothers and sisters. Growing up in Togo, West Africa as the youngest child of such a large family, Dr. Wodome’s dream of becoming a doctor seemed financially impossibility. But despite the struggle,

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New Ebola Cases in Democratic Republic of Congo

New Ebola Cases in Democratic Republic of Congo Country declared free of Ebola one week ago   On July 24, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared the country’s Ebola outbreak in the Equateur province was over. The outbreak was controlled quickly and

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Finding the Right Words to Help Rohingya Refugees

Finding the Right Words to Help Rohingya Refugees The nonprofit Translators Without Borders, in partnership with UNICEF and Oxfam, developed an online glossary resource for aid workers working in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The mobile phone app includes terms and translations into the five languages spoken

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Branding Aid – Helpful or Harmful?

Branding Aid – Helpful or Harmful? Aid groups have long placed their logo on donated goods, hoping to build goodwill with aid recipients and potential donors. These efforts are largely successful, but there are drawbacks. Some argue those logos could be demeaning, serving as a constant reminder

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After Heat and Disease Deaths, WHO Seeking Access to Displaced Persons in Syria

After Heat and Disease Deaths, WHO Seeking Access to Displaced Persons in Syria   The World Health Organization is seeking access to 210,000 displaced people who fled fighting in southern Syria. The displaced urgently need medicines and health services, and some require evacuation due to injury. Recent

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UN Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea

U.N. Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea  U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock visited North Korea earlier this week. Sharing his observations online after traveling to areas in the southwest part of the country, he stated more than half the children in rural areas

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Partnerships Help Medical Teams International Scale Up in Syria

Partnerships Help Medical Teams International Scale Up in Syria   The need for medical care in Syria is urgent and at an all-time high due to escalating violence. More than half of the medical facilities in Syria have been damaged or destroyed and the remaining clinics are

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PQMD Member AbbVie Donates $100 Million to Strengthen Access to Healthcare, Housing for Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Direct Relief

AbbVie Donates $100 Million to Strengthen Access to Healthcare, Housing for Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico Partners Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity International will focus on rebuilding primary healthcare system and ensuring access to affordable, disaster-resilient housing, respectively. NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical

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Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare

Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare Lack of access to healthcare is affected by many factors, one of which is lack of healthcare professionals in many areas of the world. Inventors and entrepreneurs are bringing healthcare and ingenious, portable equipment to people where they live. The

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IMA World Health Addresses Malaria Risk in South Sudan

IMA World Health Addresses Malaria Risk In South Sudan Impending rainy season brings malaria threat BOR, South Sudan – With a stethoscope around his neck, Simon Ateu Chol takes a moment to survey the line of a dozen or so women who have brought their babies for vaccinations

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