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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 ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tougher Than You: Mark Hopkins on Living in Emergency

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's getting to be that my fortitude is being tested on a weekly basis. I've witnessed the psychotic outrages of The Human Centipede (and liked it), t...

Where Life Expectancy Is Only 36

AP | NASTASYA TAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MORIJA, Lesotho — Medical workers are increasingly concerned that the lethal combination of HIV infection and tuberculosis may become the world'...

'Writing On The Edge' Excerpt: Paradise Lost In Armenia

The Huffington Post | DBC Pierre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the collection "Writing On the Edge," fourteen esteemed writers chronicle their travels with MSF teams through countries in crisis. Accompanied by ...

Haiti: Time for an NGO Police?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Any military commander will tell you that the first step to taking control of an area is to take over the airport." And so Dr. Tiffany Keenan, an ...

Living in Emergency

Mark N. Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark N. Hopkins

When I set out to make my latest film, it never occurred to me Doctors Without Borders would be anything less than delighted at my interest. I was promptly shown the door -- but I didn't back down.

Dr. Judy on the Trauma of Disasters - like Haitian Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

New York clinical psychologist and well-known TV and radio personality Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. just returned from Haiti where she trained "comforters" -...

Green News Report -- February 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: ExxonMobil - still funding climate deniers; Haiti - still devastated; Valentine's Day - make it ...

Moving Pictures: Images Without Borders for Haitian Relief

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Images Without Borders is a collaboration of 125 photographers from seven countries collaborating to offer more than 400 fine art prints to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Microsoft Helps to Raise $217,780 for Doctors Without Borders

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Who would have imagined that "The Beatles: Rock Band" would be directly responsible for saving lives in Haiti.

Breast Milk To Haiti: Red Cross Tells Americans Not To Send It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Red Cross is urging concerned women to stop sending their breast milk to Haiti, arguing that transportation, storage and screening create an unnec...