Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

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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South Sudan declares cholera epidemic over

South Sudan declares cholera epidemic over South Sudan declared a recent cholera outbreak over on February 7, 2018. No new cases of cholera were reported since the last confirmed cholera patient was discharged in December 2017. The outbreak began in June 2016 and spread to many parts

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How Boehringer Ingelheim Cares in Guatemala

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How Boehringer Ingelheim Cares in Guatemala Did you know the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BI Cares) has donated $2.7 billion in medicines to patients in need over our 17-year history? It’s one of the many ways BI Cares improves patients’ lives. Recently two of our BI Cares

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Join PQMD Member IHP for Sharing Best Practices Workshop

Join PQMD Member IHP for Sharing Best Practices Workshop For 14 years, IHP has created the bridge between: companies that have quality, long dated healthcare product to donate; and qualified distributing partners who use medicines to support vulnerable and disaster hit communities Our partnership approach to enabling

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Vaccination Campaign Addressing Polio in Afghanistan Under Challenging Conditions

Vaccination Campaign Addressing Polio in Afghanistan Under Challenging Conditions Four of the twenty polio cases worldwide this year occurred in Shahwalikot, a district in southern Afghanistan largely controlled by the Taliban. A new vaccination campaign began recently in the area, after pleas from United Nations officials for

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Kenya Close to Guinea Worm Free Certification

Kenya Close to Guinea Worm Free Certification Following comprehensive evaluation by the International Certification Team (ICT), Kenya is close to achieving Guinea worm free certification. Guinea Worm Disease, also known as Drancunculiasis, is characterized by blistering that erupts with Guinea worms. The disease is considered a neglected

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Support for First-Line Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Support for First-Line Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar, are a victim of violent repression by the Burmese army.  On October 24, 2017, the UN estimated that 604,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017, or about 16,000

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US to leave Global Compact on Migration

US to leave Global Compact on Migration The United States recently informed the United Nations that it will leave the Global Compact on Migration. The 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted the non-binding declaration last year. The compact, the New York Declaration for Refugees

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Rohingya Muslim Refugees Now Face Additional Threat

Rohingya Muslim Refugees Now Face Additional Threat WHO officials are concerned about the possibility of a diphtheria outbreak among Rohingya Muslim refugees. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled ethnic violence in Myanmar. Now, crammed into overflowing, unsanitary refugee camps in Bangladesh, they face threat of disease

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