Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought

Ethiopia's Widespread Drought

PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action Against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought Over the past year in Ethiopia, two seasons of inadequate rainfall and the drastic climactic effects of El Nino have left regions throughout the country in severe states of drought. The widespread phenomenon has affected agricultural

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PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan

PQMD Member IMA World Health

PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan Since December 2013, the eastern side of South Sudan has been subjected to seemingly endless violence, causing a large migration to the western side of the country. Fearing for their safety, the residents of South Sudan

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Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia

Project HOPE staff continue to assess needs of refugees passing through transit center in macedonia

Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia In Macedonia, thousands of refugees a day from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa continue to cross the Greece/Macedonia border, on a popular route through the country to reach final destinations in European Union nations. The influx of refugees has put

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Mercy Ships approves deployment of the Africa Mercy

Africa Mercy Ship

Mercy Ships approves deployment of the Africa Mercy We are so happy to share the following note we received from Russ Holmes, our member representative from Mercy Ships. Congratulations to the Mercy Ships team as you prepare to deploy this beautiful ship that will do so much

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IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo

IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo Involving women in decision-making bodies is necessary for the sustainable development of communities. However, women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are often overwhelmed with ensuring their own survival due to violence and frequent pregnancies, which

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AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai

India Flooding AmeriCares

AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai In response to extensive flooding caused by heavy rains in the Southeastern Indian city of Chennai, AmeriCares India emergency response teams have been working to aid the many people affected, specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu. An estimated

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Fighting epilepsy: overview of a four-year project in Ghana

Epilepsy Education

Fighting epilepsy: overview of a four-year project in Ghana supported by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the WHO In mid-September, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation participated in the Multi-country Workshop on Epilepsy which was held in Accra, Ghana, to mark the end of a four-year project supported by

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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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