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How Johnson & Johnson MomConnect Delivers Advice to Mothers Globally

From “Mama Google” to MomConnect: The Text Service That’s Reinventing Parenting in South Africa By Nosiphiwo Skota, as told to Sean Christie May 10, 2018 For many soon-to-be parents, scouring the web and peppering an ob-gyn with questions for how to give birth to a healthy, happy baby

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Another Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Another Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo At least two people were infected and possibly 17 people died Democratic Republic of Congo declared another outbreak of the Ebola virus after at least two people were infected and possibly 17 people died. The country’s health ministry

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Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare

Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare Lack of access to healthcare is affected by many factors, one of which is lack of healthcare professionals in many areas of the world. Inventors and entrepreneurs are bringing healthcare and ingenious, portable equipment to people where they live. The

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Rabin Martin CEO Jeff Sturchio on A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all

Rabin Martin CEO Jeff Sturchio on A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all Over the course of two days last week, at the 2018 Global Health Policy Forum, PQMD had the pleasure of exploring a variety of new

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New Commitments Announced in Global Fight Against Malaria

New Commitments Announced in Global Fight Against Malaria Government officials, private sector and NGOs announce new commitments in the fight against malaria today. The announcement also includes a call for commitment from the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases worldwide within the next

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World Health Organization Issues New Guidelines for Tuberculosis Testing

World Health Organization Issues New Guidelines for Tuberculosis Testing Advocates urge new efforts to address TB The World Health Organization recently issued new guidelines for expanding tuberculosis testing. WHO also wants to improve treatment times for those with latent TB infection. Advocates hope the new guideline will

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Global Fight Against Tuberculosis Has Unlikely Animal Ally

Global Fight Against Tuberculosis Has Unlikely Animal Ally The global fight against tuberculosis, the leading lethal infectious disease in the world, has a new unlikely ally – rats.  Rats are currently being used as part of a research partnership between nonprofit APOPO, based in Tanzania, and the

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South Sudan Announces Halt of Guinea Worm Disease Transmission

South Sudan Announces Halt of Guinea Worm Disease Transmission In a press conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta, South Sudan’s minister of health announced the interruption of guinea worm disease transmission in the country. Guinea worm disease, also called Drancunculiasis, is characterized by painful blisters that

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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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WHO Working to Contain Outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria

WHO Working to Contain Outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria The World Health Organization is working to contain an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. The outbreak has spread to 17 states in Nigeria and is responsible for infecting up to 450 people. WHO Nigeria deployed staff

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