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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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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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Global Development Issues Addressed at G20 Summit in Germany

Global Development Issues Addressed at G20 Summit in Germany While media coverage of the G20 Summit in Hamburg earlier this month focused on the United States’ decision to leave the Paris Agreement, other agreements were also made among the 20 nations. Pandemic preparedness was a focus of

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Vaccine Issue focuses on immunization supply chains

Vaccine Issue focuses on immunization supply chains Bruce Y. Lee, Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center and Associate Professor of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (among other titles) shared an article with Forbes magazine about the recent focus

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Global Health on G-20 Agenda

Global Health on G-20 Agenda This month, the health ministers of G-20 countries are gathering in Berlin for the first meeting of its kind. Global health advocates are hopeful the meeting will spur support of global health R&D in tackling neglected diseases, antimicrobial resistance and pandemic preparedness.

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PQMD Hosts Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health

PQMD Hosts Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health The 2017 PQMD Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health, held April 3-6 in London, enabled partners and stakeholders to come together and discuss global access to medicine and health care, long-term investments in disease eradication,

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New Rotavirus Vaccine Doesn’t Require Refrigeration

New Rotavirus Vaccine Doesn’t Require Refrigeration Rotavirus claims over 200,000 children each year in developing countries. A new rotavirus vaccine shows promise in addressing rotavirus in these areas. Previous rotavirus vaccines required refrigeration, affecting their transit, storage and ultimate efficacy in places like sub Saharan Africa and

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words

A Picture Says a Thousand Words Johnson and Johnson is known for its commitment to make a change in our world by 2030, through the UN’s Sustainable Development goals. To that end, the company has come up with an ingenious way to give back through the power

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The Clinton Global Initiative Isn’t Really Dead

The Clinton Global Initiative Isn’t Really Dead The obituaries missed how Bill Clinton’s most important post-presidential legacy lives on in spirit – and in practice. By: Joe Conason The news looked grim: On Jan. 12, the New York State Labor Department issued a statutory warning that the

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PQMD Member UNICEF Working in Malawi to Use Drones for Humanitarian Purposes

PQMD Member UNICEF Working in Malawi to Use Drones for Humanitarian Purposes In the footsteps of Rwanda, Malawi has now too found their own use for drone technology by launching a drone alongside PQMD member UNICEF to be implemented in April 2017. They aim to provide data

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