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Showing Love with Medicine

Showing Love with Medicine: MAP International in Dominican Republic People began to line up just as the sun was rising. By 8 am, the line circled the entire block with the small church in the center. We had come from the US to the Dominican Republic to

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Violent Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala Affects 1.7 Million; At Least 110 Dead

Violent Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala Affects 1.7 Million; At Least 110 Dead On June 3, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted violently, spewing a fiery mix of ash, lava and gases. Nearby residents had little time to evacuate. The death toll has risen to 110, with hundreds more still

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Partnerships Help Medical Teams International Scale Up in Syria

Partnerships Help Medical Teams International Scale Up in Syria   The need for medical care in Syria is urgent and at an all-time high due to escalating violence. More than half of the medical facilities in Syria have been damaged or destroyed and the remaining clinics are

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New Vaccine Used in Latest Ebola Outbreak

New Vaccine Used in Latest Ebola Outbreak  Last week, health workers from the World Health Organization and their partners began administering vaccines in the northwest regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 49 suspected cases of Ebola have been reported there since early April and

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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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