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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.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...