Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

Study of Rapid Malaria Tests Reveals Unexpected Results

Study of Rapid Malaria Tests Reveals Unexpected Results A recent large study of rapid malaria tests found that while tests have improved malaria treatment in last ten years, they have also caused unexpected consequences. The tests were found to decrease the number of patients with fever who

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Mercy Ships Provides Specialized Surgery to Benin

Healthcare System Strengthening in Madagascar

Mercy Ships Provides Specialized Surgery to Benin In 2016, Mercy Ships returned to Benin to provide specialized surgery and healthcare training to those in need. Because of faithful supporters and dedicated staff and crew, Mercy Ships was able to leave a lasting impact that will last for

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Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits

Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits Cholera has infected 313,000 people and taken the lives of 1,700 in Yemen. The severe outbreak began in the spring. The outbreak’s spread outpaced vaccination efforts,

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Venezuelan Economic Crisis Affects Acclaimed HIV Treatment Program

Venezuelan Economic Crisis Affects Acclaimed HIV Treatment Program Venezuela’s current economic crisis affects one of its most well-known public health achievements, its HIV treatment program. Beginning in 1999, Venezuela’s government offered free, public HIV treatment, including importing generic medicines and distributing condoms. That same socialist government’s focus

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Cholera Crisis in Yemen Prompts PQMD Member Unicef to Take Unique Step

Cholera Crisis in Yemen Prompts PQMD Member Unicef to Take Unique Step A cholera crisis that began in April in Yemen has claimed 1,000 lives, many of them women and children. Over 130,000 cholera cases have been reported with expectations of that number rising 300,000. Cholera is

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Medical Teams International Steps Up Efforts to Help Syrian War Victims

Medical Teams International Steps Up Efforts to Help Syrian War Victims Medical Teams International has stepped up efforts to help Syrians affected by the 6-year-old civil war by formalizing a partnership with the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation to regularly ship medical supplies and medicine

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Global Health on G-20 Agenda

Global Health on G-20 Agenda This month, the health ministers of G-20 countries are gathering in Berlin for the first meeting of its kind. Global health advocates are hopeful the meeting will spur support of global health R&D in tackling neglected diseases, antimicrobial resistance and pandemic preparedness.

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PQMD Members Responding to Famine in East Africa

PQMD Members Responding to Famine in East Africa Drought, failed rains, war, and conflict have left millions of people at risk in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of children are acutely malnourished as a result, and 16 million people are facing the threat

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Leaving a Legacy of Healthcare in Madagascar

Leaving a Legacy of Healthcare in Madagascar In Malagasy (the language of Madagascar) the word for cute is mafatifaty, and two-year-old Elvie is no exception. Elvie’s cuteness is fully matched by her determined spirit. She was born with a clubfoot – her left foot turned inward. But

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International Health Partners: Looking Back at 2016 and Forward to 2017

International Health Partners: Looking Back at 2016 and Forward to 2017 Last year was a year of growth and refocus at International Health Partners (IHP), Europe’s largest coordinator of donated medicines. “I’m proud of how we have been able to reach the most under-served communities around the

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