Communication

Communication


As part of PQMD’s ongoing commitment to building knowledge in the field, we maintain access to a wealth of information resources related to the field of donating and delivering high quality medicines and medical products and services to assist communities suffering from the effects of disasters as well as chronic and devastating diseases.

In addition to PQMD’s Guidelines for Quality Medical Product Donations you can find articles, case studies, scholarly publications, study results, guidelines and advice from local, national, and international organizations, and much more on a variety of topics associated with the work of PQMD and its members.

The issues that can be explored using these resources range from the valuation of donated drugs and services to the delicate art of cross-sector partnerships to lessons learned in disaster response, and go well beyond.

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PQMD Member Responding to Recent Global Events

PQMD Member World Vision Responding to Recent Global Events PQMD member World Vision is responding to recent flooding in India and the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China. World Vision is responding to flooding in India and the earthquake in China. Several hundred thousand hectares of land was

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WHO Working on Malaria in Nigeria

WHO working on malaria in Nigeria After 8 years of conflict in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, 8500 people are infected with Malaria each week, with the WHO estimating another 3.7 million at risk. That number is expected to rise as the transmission season lasts through October.

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Midmark Partners with Mercy Health to Deliver Nearly 300 Examination Tables to Developing Countries

Midmark Coporation

Midmark Partners with Mercy Health to Deliver Nearly 300 Examination Tables to Developing Countries Midmark Corp. recently partnered with Mercy Health, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, to deliver nearly 300 used examination tables to 10 areas of Africa in need of medical equipment. In 2016, Midmark began consulting

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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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Mercy Ships Provides Specialized Surgery to Benin

Healthcare System Strengthening in Madagascar

Mercy Ships Provides Specialized Surgery to Benin In 2016, Mercy Ships returned to Benin to provide specialized surgery and healthcare training to those in need. Because of faithful supporters and dedicated staff and crew, Mercy Ships was able to leave a lasting impact that will last for

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Employee Volunteers for Co-Training “Refugee-Employees”

Employee Volunteers for Co-Training “Refugee-Employees” An asylum seeker, once recognized as a refugee, is able to be employed. However, access to the employment market often depends on the refugee’s knowledge of professional, cultural and network codes, etc. As a responsible company, Sanofi offers employee volunteers an opportunity

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WHO and UNICEF Vaccine Report Shows Gaps

WHO and UNICEF Vaccine Report Shows Gaps The World Health Organization has a goal to vaccinate 90% of the world’s children from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). The vaccine, known as DTP, is a series of three shots given over 3-4 months starting at 6 weeks

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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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Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits

Rapid spread of cholera in Yemen causes changes in vaccination plan and funding focus; PQMD Member Direct Relief Shipping Cholera Treatment Kits Cholera has infected 313,000 people and taken the lives of 1,700 in Yemen. The severe outbreak began in the spring. The outbreak’s spread outpaced vaccination efforts,

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Sri Lanka dealing with massive outbreak of dengue fever; PQMD member Americares responding to need

Sri Lanka dealing with massive outbreak of dengue fever; PQMD member Americares responding to need At least 227 people have died and thousands infected with dengue fever in Sri Lanka. More than 79,000 infections have been reported since the beginning of 2017. The outbreak comes after large

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