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What Do Charity Watchdog Ratings Really Mean?

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What Do Charity Watchdog Ratings Really Mean?  Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday traditionally signals the kick-off of giving season for nonprofits.  For many organizations, as much or more than one-third of their annual giving is received during this time. In fact, nearly 12 percent of all donations to

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PQMD Members continue to respond to ongoing crises both domestic and abroad

PQMD Members continue to respond to ongoing crises both domestic and abroad This year saw unprecedented events around the globe, borne from both manmade circumstances and natural causes. Disease outbreak, famine, refugee crises and political unrest prompted a robust response from PQMD members this year. Natural disasters,

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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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Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico 

Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico  It’s been six weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and health needs continue to evolve, ranging from shortages of medical supplies to new and emerging conditions caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. Project HOPE’s emergency response team has been on the

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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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Last-Mile Distribution in Kenya: A Transformational Experience

Last-Mile Distribution in Kenya: A Transformational Experience Background In 2003, President Bush announced the launch of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a landmark initiative to scale up HIV treatment worldwide, with a goal to provide antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to millions of patients in low-

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Delivering Hope and Health

Delivering Hope and Health BMS Foundation Announces $100 Million Global HOPE Program to Help Childhood Cancer Patients in Africa For children with cancer, where they live too often determines their chance of survival. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of

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Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico

Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico Source: CNN (CNN) The plan was to deliver hope. Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating. “I’m really worried about the rain,” Andrea Dunne-Sosa whispers to one of her Project Hope volunteers in Puerto Rico. “We’re only going to be able to get to about 15

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Children With Cancer Find Hope At Muhimbili National Hospital In Tanzania

Children With Cancer Find Hope At Muhimbili National Hospital In Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—Mwema Hamisi knew her 6-year-old daughter was very sick. The symptoms came on suddenly. One day, Asha was happy and playful. The next day, she was in pain. Hamisi took Asha to one

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An Operation Smile First: Surgical Training Rotation in Madagascar

An Operation Smile First: Surgical Training Rotation in Madagascar This August in Madagascar, Operation Smile hosted its first-ever surgical training rotation program at Centre Hospitalier de Référence Régionale (CHRR) in Antsirabe. Building on Operation Smile’s commitment to strengthening health systems where it works, an international team of

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