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Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations

Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations On the heels of PQMD’s recently released 2018 Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations, the National Academy of Medicine published a timely paper titled, “Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges

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After Heat and Disease Deaths, WHO Seeking Access to Displaced Persons in Syria

After Heat and Disease Deaths, WHO Seeking Access to Displaced Persons in Syria   The World Health Organization is seeking access to 210,000 displaced people who fled fighting in southern Syria. The displaced urgently need medicines and health services, and some require evacuation due to injury. Recent

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Johnson & Johnson Releases 2017 Health for Humanity Report

Johnson & Johnson Releases 2017 Health for Humanity Report   PQMD Member Johnson & Johnson recently released its 2017 Health for Humanity Report. The report details the company’s efforts in eliminating disease and delivering care to vulnerable populations, including their mMitra service, an innovative mobile messaging program

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UN Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea

U.N. Official Finds Clear Evidence of Humanitarian Need in North Korea  U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock visited North Korea earlier this week. Sharing his observations online after traveling to areas in the southwest part of the country, he stated more than half the children in rural areas

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2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum Summary of Conference Proceedings

2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum April 10-11, 2018 Washington, D.C. Summary of Conference Proceedings   Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Executive Forum The Role of Donations: Creating Dependency or Sustainability Welcoming Remarks, Elizabeth “EJ” Ashbourne, Executive Director, PQMD Welcome everyone and thank you for coming to PQMD’s

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PQMD Releases 2018 Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Liles Communications & Disaster Response Coordinator, PQMD 326 First Street, Suite 32 Annapolis, MD 21403 (540) 239-1332 Jliles@pqmd.org   PQMD Releases 2018 Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations Members of Partnership for Quality Medical Donations Recommit to Safe and Effective Product Donations

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2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum Summary of Conference Proceedings-Introduction from Executive Director

  2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum April 10-11, 2018 Washington, D.C. Summary of Conference Proceedings     Dear Members and Friends of PQMD, The PQMD Global Health Policy Forum, made possible by the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, BD, Sanofi and AbbVie, brought together high

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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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