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Syria's Mega Millions

Derek Sherman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Derek Sherman

There are 2,304,266 refugees in the bitter cold Syrian refugee camps, 20 percent of whom are children under 18. That's half a million children possibl...

Every Day Should Be Human Rights Day

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as the date for honoring adoption of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, led by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It is an opportunity to reflect and ask, "How can I help?"

The Handover

Sue Averill | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Sue Averill

After two months here, I can tell you -- Nuevo Laredo is not a destination hot spot. What was once a thriving border town has been engulfed in such extensive violence, it's become a ghost town. With violent ghosts.

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Where we are now with the drone strike policy is where we were with the NSA before Snowden's revelations: insiders know what's going on, but the broad public doesn't.

Zach Carter

The Secret Obama Effort Some Say Could Damage Internet Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a critical chapter of an international trade deal the United States is currently negotiating with 11 Pa...

Is All Well in the World of Vaccination? We Think a Booster Is Desperately Needed

Dr. Manica Balasegaram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Manica Balasegaram

While there have been significant achievements accomplished in the field of immunization, including by the GAVI Alliance, to bring new vaccines to the poorest countries, persistent gaps have revealed that immunization needs a major booster shot.

Doctors Without Borders Confirms 'Neurotoxic Symptoms' In Syrian Victims

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian government accused rebels of using chemical weapons Saturday and warned the United States not to launch any militar...

Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of Somalia

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In announcing a pullout from Somalia after 22 years, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that armed groups are killing and abduct...

Some Choice Nonprofits

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Richard Abrons

We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. These organizations are worthy of your investigation.

Thousands Flee Congo Town Amid Renewed Violence

AP | MELANIE GOUBY | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

GOMA, Congo -- Thousands of people have fled the town of Pinga in eastern Congo following renewed fighting between local armed groups, and nine member...

Zach Carter

U.S. Blacklists India For Discount Medicines

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration placed India on a special trade blacklist Wednesday, a move some public health advocates said was retaliation f...

Hissen, a Brave Boy

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

In medicine, we are taught to examine a patient by first looking and then palpating (or touching). Next, we percuss (a gentle knocking on the patient which often is not needed) and then we auscultate (or listen with our stethoscope). The routine is unconscious after doing it enough.

Novartis Loses Cancer Drug Patent Battle

AP | By NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landma...

Mahmood Digs U2

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Nothing beats having fun in medicine and helping a child get through a potentially painful procedure. Was it Bono in action on stage, a great song by an incredible band or a cool little gizmo that helped Mahmood and me get this test done?

Marion Comes to the MSF Tree Clinic

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Marion, age 3, was first registered in our malnutrition program. She was measured and found to be 90 centimeters tall and was only 9.9 kilograms. For her to be moderately malnourished she had to be at least 11 kilograms.

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...