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Opinion: The Conflicting Narratives of Hurricane Maria: Rethinking Disaster Response

Opinion: The Conflicting Narratives of Hurricane Maria: Rethinking Disaster Response By: Elizabeth J. Ashbourne (Executive Director, Partnership for Quality Medical Donations – PQMD) and Verónica M. Arroyave (Director / Global Community Relations, Executive Director / Baxter International Foundation, Baxter International Inc.) On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria

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Avoiding Consequences of Unsolicited Donations

Avoiding Consequences of Unsolicited Donations Australian study looks at donor behavior and effective messaging  A recent study by the Australian Council for International Development took a behavioral research approach to survey 1,000 subjects who had or were considering sending UBDs (unsolicited bilateral donations) to areas in crisis.

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Data: the public health supply chain’s biggest challenge and opportunity

Data: the public health supply chain’s biggest challenge and opportunity  Public health supply chains face two big challenges. The first is the availability of complete, accurate, and timely data. The second is isolated silos of data, which disconnect global supply chains from in-country supply chains.  Without accurate, timely data available across

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Local Leaders Proven to Play a Role in Response to Africa Health Crises

Local Leaders Proven to Play a Role in Response to Africa Health Crises The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic and other continuing health crises in Africa further demonstrate the need for cooperative engagement from multiple agencies and individuals to

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PQMD Members Respond to Hurricane Florence

PQMD Members Respond to Hurricane Florence This year’s hurricane season began in earnest, starting last month with Hurricane Lane’s path towards Hawaii as a rare Pacific hurricane, which caused heavy rains, flooding and power outages in the state. Now, as North and South Carolina begin to assess the

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Death Toll at 44 After Powerful Earthquake in Japan

Death Toll at 44 After Powerful Earthquake in Japan A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan early last Thursday. More than 44 were killed and 660 injured. Air and rail access was affected, and the island lost power. Automaker Toyota suspended work

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PQMD and Partners Host Disaster Response Simulation at 2018 AIDF Global Summit

PQMD and Partners Host Disaster Response Simulation at 2018 AIDF Global Summit PQMD, along with partners from members International Medical Corps, AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer, was honored to yesterday have the opportunity to host a unique disaster response simulation at the 2018 Aid & International

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Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding

Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding Response to the flooding in the Southern Indian state of Kerala last month received an unexpected boost – thousands of citizens used social media and mobile technology to organize and mobilize assistance to the disaster. Large organizations

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PQMD Members Johnson & Johnson and Operation Smile Develop New Surgical Instrument Set

PQMD Members Johnson & Johnson and Operation Smile Develop New Surgical Instrument Set Designed to enhance surgical performance and patient care for cleft lip or cleft palate repair For the past 30 years, Johnson & Johnson and Operation Smile have shared a powerful vision to care for

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Independent Study Reports 2,975 Deaths in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria

Independent Study Reports 2,975 Deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Study from George Washington University researchers  An independent study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government in February estimates Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico in the six months following the storm. The study, led

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