Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

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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action medeor supports health care facilities in Syria

action medeor supports health care facilities in Syria Since the beginning of 2018, action medeor has sent large deliveries of essential medicines and medical supplies to health care facilities in Syria’s Idlib Province. Hospitals in the region are in urgent need of assistance: many health care facilities

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A True Mercy Ships Transformation: Esther’s Story

A True Mercy Ships Transformation: Esther’s Story Six-year-old Esther was full of charisma—a bright, bubbly little girl who saw the joy in every situation. But Esther suffered with a windswept leg caused by rickets—a brittle bone condition that causes leg deformities. When children don’t get the nutrients

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Six Months Since Maria

Direct Relief

Six Months Since Maria Six months since Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, many PQMD members are still active in aid & recovery efforts, and will be for years to come. Hurricane Maria struck Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane on September 18,

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Rick Santos, IMA World Health President & CEO, on Aid, Development, and Role of PQMD

Rick Santos, IMA World Health President & CEO, on Aid, Development, and Role of PQMD Rick Santos, President & CEO of PQMD member IMA World Health, recently took the time to share his perspective on global aid and development, as well as the role of PQMD and

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Emergency aid to Yemen: cholera and food insecurity

Emergency aid to Yemen: cholera and food insecurity Since March 2015 there has been war in Yemen. Three years later, more than 20 million people – 80% of the population – are in need of humanitarian aid. Large parts of the country’s infrastructure have been destroyed, over

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Venezuelans Lack Proper Nutrition and Medical Resources

Venezuelans Lack Proper Nutrition and Medical Resources Organ donation patients especially at risk   A new university study on the impact of Venezuela’s economic crisis and food shortages found Venezuelans have lost an average of 11 kilograms of body weight last year. Almost 90 percent now live

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