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Delivering Hope and Health

Delivering Hope and Health BMS Foundation Announces $100 Million Global HOPE Program to Help Childhood Cancer Patients in Africa For children with cancer, where they live too often determines their chance of survival. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of

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Children With Cancer Find Hope At Muhimbili National Hospital In Tanzania

Children With Cancer Find Hope At Muhimbili National Hospital In Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—Mwema Hamisi knew her 6-year-old daughter was very sick. The symptoms came on suddenly. One day, Asha was happy and playful. The next day, she was in pain. Hamisi took Asha to one

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Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh Over 440,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month from Myanmar’s Rakhine state because of brutal and targeted violence. The rapid influx of refugees, many of whom had not been allowed access to

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Gates Foundation Hopes to Share Lessons Learned in Polio Eradication Effort

Gates Foundation Hopes to Share Lessons Learned in Polio Eradication Effort The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation requested proposals last month to help future generations use best practices found from polio eradication efforts in addressing other public health issues. Foundation staff acknowledge they have learned both dos

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WHO Working on Malaria in Nigeria

WHO working on malaria in Nigeria After 8 years of conflict in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, 8500 people are infected with Malaria each week, with the WHO estimating another 3.7 million at risk. That number is expected to rise as the transmission season lasts through October.

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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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