Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

Product Donations Play Critical Role in Medical Missions Around the World

Hurley

Product Donations Play Critical Role in Medical Missions Around the World Each year, Dr. Joseph Hurley spends a week with the Helping Hands Medical Mission in El Salvador, performing surgery at no cost for impoverished patients at El Hospital La Divina Providencia in Santiago. Dr. Hurley and

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International Medical Corps helps to end West African Ebola outbreak

Ebola free!

International Medical Corps helps to end West African Ebola outbreak In March of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) documented several initial cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever flaring up in southeastern Guinea. In mere months, the infectious disease spread quickly to the nearby populations of Liberia and

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Medtronic and Operation Smile Partner to Increase Surgical Capacity

Medtronic Operation Smile Partnership PQMD

Medtronic and Operation Smile Partner to Increase Surgical Capacity Medtronic and Operation Smile agree that access to safe surgery is an essential component of universal healthcare and a basic human right. With over 2 billion people lacking access to basic surgical services worldwide, and less than 4

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MAP International Helping Save Children from Oral Dehydration

MAP girl

MAP International Helping Save Children from Oral Dehydration   By Katie Pace, Marketing Communications Officer, MAP International Today, it’s estimated that 2,195 children will die from diarrhea. That’s just today, 2,195 children. The lives of over two thousand children a day are being lost to a preventable

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The International Medical Corps & AmeriCares partner to assist Yemen in Crisis

The International Medical Corps & AmeriCares partner to assist Yemen in Crisis   Civil war sparked in Yemen during March of this year. And since then, over 5,600 people have been killed via the wide-spread conflict. Many more Yemenis – an estimated 21 million, or 3 out

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A Milestone in Ending Trachoma – Pfizer’s 500 Millionth Donation

Blind man

On November 16th, PQMD member Pfizer, the International Trachoma Initiative, and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control announced the 500 millionth donated dose of Zithromax® Tablets. Zithromax® (azithromycin) is an antibiotic used to treat Trachoma, an infectious and debilitating disease which can ultimately lead to permanent blindness.

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Henry Schein & Alpha Omega a Public-Private Partnership for Holocaust Survivors

Happy patient and dentist

Henry Schein & Alpha Omega a Public-Private Partnership for Holocaust Survivors   Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, and the Alpha Omega

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Battling Malnutrition Near South Sudan’s Front Lines

Mary from South Sudan

Battling Malnutrition Near South Sudan’s Front Lines To date, IMA and Nile Hope have surpassed nearly all targets for the project. By IMA World Health Mary Akuol was born close to the front lines of conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. The state’s northern areas, including Mary’s

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One Pill Helps Millions of Children Stay in School

Children in Ghana

One Pill Helps Millions of Children Stay in School When school starts in Kumasi, Ghana, students receive pencils, books and a little white pill — Vermox. The pill kills intestinal parasites that rob children of nutrients, creating weakness and even malnutrition. Treatment is simple and effective: Regular

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BD’s Volunteer Service (VST) Program celebrating 10 years

BD’s Volunteer Service (VST) Program celebrating 10 years BD’s Volunteer Service (VST) Program will be celebrating 10 years of impactful and measurable results this year. The program, designed as a way for BD to share its collective knowledge and give associates an opportunity to serve, is another

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