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World Economic Forum Held in Davos, Switzerland

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Held in Davos, Switzerland Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Discussed The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held late last month in Davos, Switzerland brought together global leaders to discuss the world’s issues. Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), only featured once on the

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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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New Medical Technologies Developed by Students in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya

New Medical Technologies Developed by Students in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya New medical technologies embody the adage of necessity and invention. Students in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya developed new technologies to improve health care and diagnostic methods in their countries. During the Ebola outbreak in

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World Vision expands mobile health program in India with support from Baxter International Foundation

World Vision expands mobile health program in India with support from Baxter International Foundation A $140,000 two-year grant from Baxter International Foundation will allow World Vision to provide community health workers with cell phones loaded with the Motech Suite mHealth platform, so they can deliver vital health

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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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PQMD Biannual Board of Directors Meeting 2017

PQMD Biannual Board of Directors Meeting 2017 Three-day meeting focused discussion on global disaster response and PQMD expertise The PQMD Fall 2017 Board Meeting was held October 10-12, 2017. The meeting included discussions on PQMD’s experience and expertise in global health policy and PQMD member response to

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PQMD and Americares Work Together on Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative

PQMD and Americares Work Together on Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative   PQMD and Americares continue to work together on the Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative. The initiative aims to improve the practice, impact and sustainability of medical missions to better support and strengthen local healthcare systems.

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Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley

Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley   Gavi, the vaccine alliance, recently connected with leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss the alliance’s mission. Gavi is working to scale up its mission to protect another 300 million children by 2020. Achieving that goal will require

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Sierra Leone addresses potential cholera outbreak with vaccine program

Sierra Leone addresses potential cholera outbreak with vaccine program After mudslides killed hundreds of people in Sierra Leone in August, the country is taking steps to prevent an outbreak of cholera. The government, UNICEF and WHO requested assistance from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

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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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