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The Maternal Health Care Crisis: How Strategies Are Evolving

The Maternal Health Care Crisis: How Strategies Are Evolving By Kathleen O’Toole According to the World Health Organization, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day. By UNICEF’s estimate, a woman dies from childbirth complications every minute. Young girls are particularly at risk. In developing countries, complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading

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Strategic Corporate and NGO Partnerships in Education for Social Change and Higher Profits

Article submitted by: Brett Dvoretz Shared Values is a hot topic among non-profit and corporate CSR departments in search of an optimal match, but often the underlying principals and practical implementation aren’t always clear. Put simply, ‘Shared Values’ refers to the common ground where commercial objectives meet desirable social change. The appeal of a meeting of minds in this way

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NGO Logistics Fill a Critical Gap

NGO Logistics Fill a Critical Gap By Jim Lanning (pictured) – Director of Acquisitions and Logistics at International Relief & Development (IRD). The logistics operations established to facilitate today’s global supply chains are such a part of life most people take them for granted. But step back and place them in historical perspective and they’re a wonder to behold. The

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Upcoming Blog Event!!!

The Shared Value Approach to Improving Corporate Profitability through NGO Funding Article submitted by: Brett Dvoretz Over the next four weeks we will be examining the advantage of strategic partnerships between the private sector and NGOs. We will reveal how these strategic relationships can result in not just higher corporate profits, but also worldwide economic, educational, and environmental improvements. This

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Direct Relief Releases State of the Safety Net 2014 Report

Submitted by Direct Relief Nonprofit community health centers and clinics that provide preventive and primary healthcare services for 24 million people – or one in 13 persons in the U.S. – report that the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation had uneven effects, particularly between facilities in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states. The findings were released today by

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Corporations Might Be the Answer to Stopping Ebola

Article submitted by: Brett Dvoretz The Ebola epidemic is spreading every day and, to-date, the international response hasn’t been sufficient. James Dorbor Jallah, the national coordinator of Liberia’s Ebola Task Force, was recently quoted as saying “Ebola is moving at the speed of sound and the aid organizations are moving at the speed of a snail.” Despite a significant increase

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Addressing The Ebola Crisis With New Solutions

Article submitted by: Kathleen O’Toole As of October 31, 2014, the CDC reported up to 13,540 cases of Ebola in West Africa alone, with the death toll standing at 4941 in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. According to the InterAction website, this makes the current outbreak deadlier than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined. As the people of West Africa endure

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Ebola Response: A Summary

Article submitted by: Carmel Agnant The rapidly evolving nature of the Ebola emergency has prompted a varied response from different organizations and individuals. The UN’s cost estimate to deal with the crises currently stands at a $1 billion USD and while international governmental response has been slow, the NGO community has taken significant steps and the response is rapidly gaining

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6.4 Earthquake strikes China

Story from trust.org “An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The USGS said the quake’s epicentre was 163 km (101 miles) north-northwest of Yunjinghong and 10.0 km deep. The official Xinhua news agency said shaking could be

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