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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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Zika: The Untold Story

PQMD Members Act to Resolve Zika Health Crisis

Zika: The Untold Story Produced by Kevin Young and Caitlin Saks In 2016, panic spread through the Americas as a once obscure virus—Zika—reached epidemic proportions. To the surprise of the medical community and the public alike, the little known virus was discovered to cause severe birth defects in

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Rwanda Benefits from World’s First Drone Delivery System

Rwanda Benefits from World’s First Drone Delivery System On October 13th, the world’s first ever drone delivery system was launched in Rwanda, thanks to a partnership between UPS,  Zipline  and Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance). This new delivery system has the potential to address one of the core

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Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters

Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters In December 2015, Paris hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Governments, nongovernmental organizations and local communities gathered to take action against climate change and move forward after successive failures in reaching common ground for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The historic COP21

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New UN Secretary General Announced

New UN Secretary General Announced The General Assembly appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December. Mr. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to

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