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World Vision expands mobile health program in India with support from Baxter International Foundation

World Vision expands mobile health program in India with support from Baxter International Foundation A $140,000 two-year grant from Baxter International Foundation will allow World Vision to provide community health workers with cell phones loaded with the Motech Suite mHealth platform, so they can deliver vital health

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Kenya Close to Guinea Worm Free Certification

Kenya Close to Guinea Worm Free Certification Following comprehensive evaluation by the International Certification Team (ICT), Kenya is close to achieving Guinea worm free certification. Guinea Worm Disease, also known as Drancunculiasis, is characterized by blistering that erupts with Guinea worms. The disease is considered a neglected

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PQMD Biannual Board of Directors Meeting 2017

PQMD Biannual Board of Directors Meeting 2017 Three-day meeting focused discussion on global disaster response and PQMD expertise The PQMD Fall 2017 Board Meeting was held October 10-12, 2017. The meeting included discussions on PQMD’s experience and expertise in global health policy and PQMD member response to

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PQMD and Americares Work Together on Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative

PQMD and Americares Work Together on Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative   PQMD and Americares continue to work together on the Healthcare System Strengthening-Medical Missions Initiative. The initiative aims to improve the practice, impact and sustainability of medical missions to better support and strengthen local healthcare systems.

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Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley

Gavi Working to Connect with Partners in Silicon Valley   Gavi, the vaccine alliance, recently connected with leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss the alliance’s mission. Gavi is working to scale up its mission to protect another 300 million children by 2020. Achieving that goal will require

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Sierra Leone addresses potential cholera outbreak with vaccine program

Sierra Leone addresses potential cholera outbreak with vaccine program After mudslides killed hundreds of people in Sierra Leone in August, the country is taking steps to prevent an outbreak of cholera. The government, UNICEF and WHO requested assistance from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

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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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