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House call to... Chad: The Good Name of MSF

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Generations of MSF'ers have struggled alongside the Chadians for the past 31 years we have been here. I silently thanked my predecessors. Their hard work and dedication has built the good name of MSF.

Five Things You Can Do in Response to That Offensive Anti-Islam Film

Deborah Stambler | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

When bad news hits, I always look to what I can do, what action I can take. So I've compiled a list of five things we can do as a considered response to Innocence of Muslims and the violence that has ensued.

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Drone Strikes on People With AIDS?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Right now, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative is negotiating a so-called "trade agreement" -- the "Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement" -- that could put the lives of millions of innocent civilians at risk. The process is secret: USTR refuses to publish a draft negotiating text.

Cholera Epidemic Killing Hundreds In West Africa

The New York Times | ADAM NOSSITER | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional...

Latrines with Walls: Preventing Cholera in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Jason Hayes

How exactly you tip the scales is an extremely complicated matter. In the fields and rice paddies when people need to use the bathroom, they just go. By the river, when people are thirsty in this heat that makes your breath draw like gel, they just have a drink.

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Policies Draw Protest From AIDS Activists, Trade Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of people marched on the White House and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday to protest a new trade agreeme...

Medical Experts: Africa AIDS Patients Are Dying On Our Doorstep

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG -- An independent, global medical and humanitarian organization says African nations are not receiving adequate international funding to ...

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Says 'No' To Global Health Fund For Developing Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has alarmed global health experts by opposing a new international fund that would fight disease in the developi...

Zach Carter

An Idea To Fix Killer Costs Of Lifesaving Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

71-Year-Old Surgeon Smuggles Himself Into Syria To Save Lives

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

GENEVA -- French surgeon Jacques Beres has operated in war zones for 40 years, but he says the carnage in Syria is among the most horrific he has ever...

Regime Uses Medicine As A Weapon, Doctors Without Borders Reports

Posted 02.08.2012 | World

When a 29-year-old cameraman was shot in the hand during an attack by Syrian security forces, he did not go to the hospital. The pain was unbearable, ...

Nairobi Cuts Funding For AIDS Organizations

Voice of America | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

Several-hundred people gathered in the Kenyan capital Monday to protest funding cuts made by the decade-old The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosi...

Medical Group Quits Libyan Prisons After Being Asked To Treat Torture Victims

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

Libya: Doctors Without Borders Asked To Treat Torture Victims In Misrata

Foreign Doctors Without Borders Workers Die In Somalia Attack

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A second foreigner working with Doctors Without Borders died of his wounds in an attack in Somalia that also killed the group's...

2 Doctors Without Borders Workers Shot By Disgruntled Former Employee

AP | FARAH ABDI WARSAMEH | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A disgruntled former employee shot at least two international workers from the aid group Doctors Without Borders at the gro...

Reports: Haiti Sees Drop In Cholera Cases

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has seen a steady decline in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation settles into its dry season, huma...

The Human Cost Of Cutting Global Health Funding

Matthew Spitzer | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Matthew Spitzer

There could not be a worse time to pull back from long-standing American commitments to the health of people around the world, which is exactly what t...

Gunmen Kidnap Two Doctors Without Borders Workers

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.14.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Suspected Somali militants entered the world's largest refugee camp Thursday and abducted two Spanish women working with an aid...

Aid Group: Cholera Cases In Haiti Triple

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The number of cholera cases seen in the Haitian capital has jumped about threefold in ...

Haiti's Capital Sees Threefold Jump In Cholera

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The number of cholera cases seen in the Haitian capital has jumped about threefold in recent weeks, an official with a foreig...

Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.

Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.

Shooting Itself In the Foot: The Broken Promises of the U.S. Trade Agenda

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

In the Chicago trade talks, the U.S. is trying to club up with countries in a deal that keeps the cost of medicines high.