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U.S. Promises To Get Facts On Afghan Hospital Bombing

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

MADRID, Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged on Sunday a full, transparent investigation into whether the U.S. military could b...

John McCain Blames Hospital Bombing Partly On U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that a hospital in Afghanistan run by Doctors Without Borders might not have been bombed if the United States h...

Doctors Without Borders Demands Investigation Of Afghan Hospital Airstrike

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected U.S...

Doctors Without Borders Says Hospital Was Not "A Human Shield" For Taliban

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.04.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forc...

At Least 19 Killed After Airstrike Hits Afghan Hospital

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three c...

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Obama Team On Global Drug Prices

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday urged the Obama administration to reverse its opposition to a proposal aimed at...

Boko Haram's Young Victims Process Trauma Through Heartbreaking Drawings

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact

After Abeni, 16, escaped Boko Haram’s wrath in Nigeria, she hoped her increasing nightmare would come to an end. The terror group killed her parents...

Video Shows Harrowing Rescue Amid Deadly Migrant Boat Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

The humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders has released footage of harrowing scenes on the Mediterranean Sea showing the group trying to save hun...

Obama's Fast Track Attack on Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

The President is asking for "fast track" authority to let the White House be the sole negotiator on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The so-called partnership is an insult to all U.S. workers, with many provisions that will hurt women the most.

Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The May 10th Agreement struck the right balance between the need to promote innovation and the need to protect public health. TPP must meet the standards set in the May 10th Agreement. Right now, it does not.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Ship Carrying Emergency Medical Aid Reaches Yemen's Port Of Aden

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen, April 8 (Reuters) - Houthi forces fought battles street by street with local militia in the old center of Aden o...

The End of Ebola? Lessons at the Epidemic's One Year Anniversary

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Going forward, we need to be better prepared for further outbreaks of this and other infectious agents. Maybe someday in the future, Ebola will be sealed and contained in a building. But in the modern age, even such containment is only temporary.

Syrian Surgeon, Supported By Doctors Without Borders, Performs His First C-Section While Under Siege

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

As shelling pierced the air outside, a recent medical school graduate continued to carefully examine a pregnant Syrian women who was about to go into ...

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.

The Art of Giving

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.

Spanish Ebola Doctor: 'With The Money From Corruption, We Could End Ebola'

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

When a health professional removes his Ebola suit in Bo, Sierra Leone -- a country where the virus is still spreading at full speed -- he has a choice...

How Merkel's Austerity Plans Are Making Half Of Europe Sick – And The Way Out

Huffington Post Germany | Sebastian Christ | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

There's nothing Germans love quite like spending less. Incredibly wealthy billionaires like IKEA's founder, Ingvar Kamprad, or Theo Albrecht, founder...

For Ebola Response - Think Infrastructure, Not Donations

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.

Found Money Buys a Little Happiness

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Wendy Gordon

Kevin Bacon was on TV last Sunday, footloose in a toy store. Having a good time with the customers was his way of encouraging local businesses to join Shop for Good, and give a portion of all purchases made in a day to a school or charity of the customer's choosing.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Doctors Without Borders Benefit

Mindy Tucker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Anna Bass, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Fred Armisen, Jessica Delfino, Regina Spektor, Jack Dishel, Greg Barris, Janeane Garofalo, Elna Baker,...

Forget Kickstarter, What You Really Need Is 'Workharder'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy

This goes out to anyone who's ever rolled their eyes at a Kickstarter video, A.K.A, basically everyone. In a spot-on crowdfunding parody written an...

Obama: Say No to This 'Partnership'

Martha Burk | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

What is the TPP? A giant trade agreement between the U.S. and 12 Pacific Rim nations now being negotiated in secret. Well, mostly in secret. Around 600 corporations have seen a draft. Yet Congress and the public still have not.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

How To Donate To Fight Ebola Without Getting Scammed

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Mitch Lipka Oct 31 (Reuters) - Many chari...