Polio Cases Blamed on Unmonitored Border Crossings Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Polio Cases Blamed on Unmonitored Border Crossings Between Pakistan and Afghanistan Polio remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative believes people traveling through unchecked crossings is one of the main causes of the spread of the disease. The group has made strides

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Venezuela Crisis Affects Health Care in Neighboring Countries

Venezuela Crisis Affects Health Care in Neighboring Countries Measles in Brazil; HIV Treatment in Peru Overwhelmed Venezuela’s political and economic crises destroyed the country’s health care system, and now neighboring countries are impacted, NPR reports. One year after the World Health Organization declared the Americas the first

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Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Americares Expand Produce to Give Program

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Americares Expand Produce to Give Program Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (“BI Cares”) and Americares have expanded their partnership program that provides a free supply of medication to eligible uninsured patients in the U.S. to now include patients in Tanzania and El Salvador.

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One Mission – Three Countries: Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Saving Mothers, Giving Life to Reduce Maternal & Neonatal Mortality

One Mission – Three Countries: Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Saving Mothers, Giving Life to Reduce Maternal & Neonatal Mortality    In 2012, the Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) program launched with one mission—to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Zambia, Uganda and Nigeria within five years.

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PQMD Members Responded to Events in U.S. and Around the World in 2018

PQMD Members Responded to Events in U.S. and Around the World in 2018   PQMD members responded to events globally and locally in 2018. Their work provided access to healthcare and medicines for refugees, vulnerable populations, and those affected by disaster. Members worked together to improve patient

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Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries

Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief

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Humanitarian Groups Find Increasing Need to Address NCDs

Humanitarian Groups Find Increasing Need to Address NCDs Increasing crises in middle income countries prompting new response The current crises in Syria and Venezuela are prompting humanitarian organizations to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and obesity in their responses. Last year, the World Health Organization added diabetes medication

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