Humanitarian Groups Find Increasing Need to Address NCDs

Humanitarian Groups Find Increasing Need to Address NCDs Increasing crises in middle income countries prompting new response The current crises in Syria and Venezuela are prompting humanitarian organizations to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and obesity in their responses. Last year, the World Health Organization added diabetes medication

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Children Dying at Unprecedented Rate in Latest Ebola Outbreak

Children Dying at Unprecedented Rate in Latest Ebola Outbreak Poor conditions at traditional healers considered cause The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced over the weekend that children are dying at an unprecedented rate in the latest Ebola outbreak. Officials believe poor sanitary conditions

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PQMD Annual General Meeting 2018 Recap

PQMD Annual General Meeting 2018 Recap PQMD recently held their 2018 Annual General Meeting in Santa Monica, Calif., with generous support from members International Medical Corps and Amgen. Held at the International Medical Corps offices, members representing the broad spectrum of pharmaceutical, biotech, and non-governmental sectors had

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U.N. Worker Infected as Ebola Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo Continues

U.N. Worker Infected as Ebola Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo Continues  The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced last week that a U.N. employee based in Beni tested positive for Ebola. This is the first such incident during

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Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding

Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding Response to the flooding in the Southern Indian state of Kerala last month received an unexpected boost – thousands of citizens used social media and mobile technology to organize and mobilize assistance to the disaster. Large organizations

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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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