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Doctors Without Borders: Aid Groups Must Admit Much Of Somalia Can't Be Helped

The Guardian | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact

The head of an international medical charity has called on aid agencies to stop presenting a misleading picture of the famine in Somalia and admit tha...

Bahrain Admits Raid On Offices Of International Medical Group

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Responding to criticism from Medecins Sans Frontieres, Bahrain said Thursday that police last week raided a medical cen...

Maple Wars: America Home to Millions of Undocumented Canadians

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

MISSOULA, MONTANA - There is a hidden America. In this nation of plenty in which fly the banners of so many a proud heritage, a country rich in variet...

Katherine Fung

ABC's David Muir On Somalia Famine: 'It's Heartbreaking' | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.27.2011 | Media

The famine in Somalia has only gotten worse with each passing day. The United Nations is calling it the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world...

Tragedies Like Japan Spawn Charity Crimes

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

It's not too late to give to charities serving the victims in Japan - Just give C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y, please. Another tragedy born of Mot...

Doctor's Daily Blog On Sudan Brings Country's Struggles Home

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christal Smith

It seems like the perfect time to publish this interview with a doctor/writer/activist who spent six months in Abyei with Doctors Without Borders.

EU & India: Trade Deal Risks Depriving Millions of Affordable Medicines

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

The EU is forcing India to act against the health of poor people in developing countries by pushing through a trade deal next week that contains tou...

Christians And Atheists Square Off In Online Battle To Raise Money For Charity

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service Christians and atheists are fighting again -- this time over who can raise more money for charity. The Christian...

Haiti: Tracking the Trail of Cholera in Artibonite

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The last figures on the cholera epidemic indicate over 11,000 cases and 724 deaths. The mortality rate is approaching 7 percent, up from 6 percent a f...

Haiti Cholera Outbreak: How You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Haiti, a country still reeling from January's devastating earthquake, the combination of a lack of infrastructure and overwhelming poverty have lef...

Sophie Delaunay of Doctors Without Borders USA (MSF) on Global Health Financing

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

It's quite ironic that on one hand there has never been such strong mobilization and acknowledgement of global health needs, and still, the funding and policies do not proportionately match the momentum or awareness.

Financing Global Health Aid and Protecting Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

A 0.005% financial speculation tax -- a "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue for domestic and global development initiatives.

Teen Aims To Create World's Largest Photo Mosiac For Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Alex Darrow, 16, had an idea: to somehow integrate every person on earth part of one large community. So he launched a website, PictureTheWorld. Dar...

For Doctors Without Borders, the Welfare of Patients Always Comes First

Matthew Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Spitzer

Fundamental to our work are the principles of neutrality and impartiality. Suggestions that we would put the welfare of patients at risk due to political or other biases are simply unfounded.

The Humanitarian-Military Complex

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The chaos of a war zone combined with the financial attraction of an invasion led by the world's remaining superpower has proved a potent mix for a multitude of NGOs to flock to Afghanistan.

Newlyweds Recycle Their Way To $3,800 Wedding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Peter and Andrea Geyer, from Spokane, Wash., collected over 400,000 cans over the last year, and turned in those cans to earn $3,800. That money paid ...

Doctors Without Borders Suspends Southern Sudan Work Due To Violence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CAIRO — Aid group Doctors Without Borders said it has been forced to suspend work in a volatile part of South Sudan because of attacks against h...

Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The diminishing commitment by the G8 towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. Sadly, the perception that HIV/AIDS is no longer an emergency is misinformed.

Six Months After The Earthquake In Haiti: Has Health Care Improved?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that crippled much of Haiti's infrastructure, international aid groups poured into the country, bringing medica...

$1 Billion In Aid Sent To Haiti: How Is The Money Being Spent?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in January, the international community sent over $1 ...

First 'Davos' for Women's International Development Held in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women (CAFW) hosted its first "Dialogue for Action" last week in New York City. In short, the event dedicated to he...

Meningitis Vaccine Could Prevent African Outbreaks

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON — Health officials say a new meningitis vaccine will help prevent epidemics in Africa for the first time, revolutionizing how doctors fig...

India: Will Pharma, Trade Agreements Shut Down the Pharmacy of the Developing World?

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

India has become "the pharmacy of the developing world." Without affordable Indian generic medicines, millions of lives saved by Doctors Without Borders and other organizations over the past decade would otherwise have been lost.

Christiaan Van Vuuren, 'The Fully Sick Rapper,' Raises Money For Doctors Without Borders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Christiaan Van Vuuren has spent over 170 days in hospital quarantine with tuberculosis in Australia. In that time cooped up, he has managed to become ...