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The 4-Point Case for Selfish Giving

Jenny Santi | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Jenny Santi

"Giving money away ... I find that boring. I do it because we owe it," said Dr. Richard Rockefeller, who chaired the advisory board of the medical hum...

More Than 90 Migrants Believed Missing After Boat Sinks Off Libya

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2016 | World

TRIPOLI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - More than 90 migrants are believed missing after their boat sank off the coast of western Libya on Wednesday, a coastguard...

There's Now A Refugee Camp In Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Africa Stewart, an obstetrician and gynecologist who grew up in the U.S., had never crossed an ocean before her first assignment with D...

Forced From Home

Doctors Without Borders | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Doctors Without Borders

I once heard an astronaut describe his trip to space. At first he saw individual countries, then continents, bound by oceans. When he went high enough he could see only one world. Do we all need to go to the moon to understand that we live together in one interconnected world where peace can be found? I hope that this exhibit helps bring us closer to this view.

Forced From Home: The Plights of Refugees Brought Closer 'Home' By Doctors Without Borders

Mariya Parodi | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Mariya Parodi

On Tuesday, September 13, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders, held an event to kick off its Forced From Home tour--an interactive, educational exhibition presented to raise awareness about the world's refugees and internally displaced people, with experienced aid workers as guides.

Striking Photos Show How Determined Migrants Still Are To Reach Europe

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2016 | World

Migrants and refugees are still fleeing their homes and going to extremes to reach Europe, despite closed borders and increasingly stringent immigrati...

Doctors Without Borders Receives Eisenhower Medal, Pleas for Help

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

Eisenhower Fellowships recently recognized the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Bor...

Refugees Who Fled Boko Haram Die Of Starvation In Nigeria Camp

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

LAGOS (Reuters) - More than 1,200 people have died from starvation and illness at an aid camp in northeastern Nigeria that houses people fleeing the m...

MSF Is Refusing All EU Funding In Protest At Turkey Migrant Deal

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontières said it will reject all funding from the European Union and its member states in pro...

Fewer Than One-Third Of People With HIV In Central, West Africa Get Care

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact

In order to dramatically reduce the number of AIDS deaths and new HIV infections, the U.N. has to focus on Central and West Africa where affected popu...

Stepping up the fight to end cholera and chikungunya outbreaks in Mandera County, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

"An MSF assisted cholera treatment center in Mandera, Kenya". June 03, 2016 - Photo credit : @unfpaken Mandera's double whammy, the concurrent outb...

Narrow Focus on HIV Response Overlooks Pandemic's Weakest Links

Dr. Mit Philips | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Dr. Mit Philips

The global health community simply cannot afford to ignore the HIV epidemic in Western and Central Africa (WCA), where five million, or a third, of the 15 million people who should be started on antiretrovirals in the next four years currently live.

Syria's Medical and Humanitarian Nightmare: An Interview with Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Danny Postel | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Danny Postel

Since their days as medical school classmates, Bashar al-Assad and Zaher Sahloul have followed rather different paths: one became a war criminal; the other, a humanitarian advocate.

High-Impact Philosophy: Making the World a Better Place

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.

Doctors Without Borders Ditches A Humanitarian Summit, No Longer Has 'Any Hope'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact

Humanitarian responses to international crises have become so “slow and uneven” that even Doctors Without Borders is losing hope. The aid organiza...

Putting a Price on a Human Life

Mark Gerzon | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Mark Gerzon

How much is one human life worth? The answer, if you are an American inside the borders of our country, seems to be in the range of $6 million. The family of the 12-year-old shot by police in Cleveland, Tamir Rice, was awarded $6 million.

In 2016, Whose Lives Matter?

Doctors Without Borders | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Doctors Without Borders

Through the EU-Turkey deal, Europe is sending a troubling signal to the rest of the world: countries can buy their way out of providing asylum.

Enough! It's Time for the UN to Stop the Attacks on Hospitals

Joanne Liu | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Joanne Liu

We will not leave patients behind. And we will not be silent. Seeking or providing health care must not be a death sentence. You will be judged not on your words today, but on your actions. Your work has only begun. Make this resolution save lives.

Thought the War in Syria Was Just About Over? Think Again

Kicker | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Kicker

Your own government bombing the hell out of your city, including a children's hospital: This is the horror of life in northern Syria.

U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said on Friday that its attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October was not a war cri...

Last Night, My Friend, Aleppo's Most Qualified Remaining Pediatrician, Was Killed

The Syria Campaign | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
The Syria Campaign

Like so many others, Dr. Maaz was killed for saving lives. Today we remember Dr. Maaz's humanity and his bravery.

Pentagon Disciplines 16 For Deadly Attack On Doctors Without Borders Hospital In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

The Pentagon has disciplined 16 service members for mistakes that led to the deadly airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghan...

MSF Restarts Mediterranean Search And Rescue Operations

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The medical relief charity Medecins sans Frontieres has relaunched rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, a...

MSF Surgeon Recalls Kunduz Strike: 'I Didn’t Need Convincing That I Was Going To Die That Night'

Doctors Without Borders | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

On October 3 2015, MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was destroyed by precise and repeated U.S. airstrikes. The attack killed 42 people,...

Afghans Haunted By U.S. Strikes On MSF Hospital Want The Truth, Not Money And Apologies

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.31.2016 | World

PARWAN, Afghanistan -- A bullet through the head didn’t kill 9-year-old Amina. Her father, Abdel Qadir, had managed to carry her limp body to the tr...