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Obama Has Been Fighting Doctors Without Borders For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a little unusual to see the Obama administration singing the praises of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nonp...

Why We Must Raise Money for Ebola Now

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

For me, what is so ruthless about Ebola in particular, is the way it forces victims to anticipate death, be ostracized and feared and remain void of human touch and personal connection. My test results came back negative for Ebola. I had never been happier to have Malaria.

Ebola Outbreak -- The Heroic Response From Medical NGOs (PHOTOS)

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Yet, despite immense challenges, hundreds of local health care workers and non-governmental organizations are working in field hospitals, Ebola treatment units and training facilities, as well as organizing education and awareness programs.

The Fight Against Ebola Is a Fight Against Inequality

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The knowledge and infrastructure to treat the sick and contain the virus exists in high- and middle-income counties. So now thousands of people in these countries are dying because, in the lottery of birth, they were born in the wrong place.

French Aid Worker Contracts Ebola In Liberia

Posted 09.18.2014 | World

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said...

MSF Official: Constant Wave Of Casualties Strains Gaza's Fragile Health System

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

More than three weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza have left over 1,700 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead, while...

Australians Are Deeply Concerned About U.S. Proposals For The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Hector Sharp | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Hector Sharp

The TTP is an issue hot on the lips of many in the health profession who are worried about its potential effects on their industry.

Deadly Attack In Central African Republic Kills Aid Workers And Chiefs

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

BANGUI, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Front...

My Return to Rwanda and the Forgotten Crisis Next Door

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.

Zach Carter

Obama Faces Backlash Over Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical ...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Torture, Executions, Rape In Libya's Prisons

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The U.N.'s top human rights official said Friday that Libya's transitional government must take control of all makeshift prisons...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

A Sneak Peek at XBOX's Project Natal

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Once we were briefed -- we were given the opportunity to play a dodge ball (like) game. It was a great experience.

Doctors Without Borders President: U.S. Military Hampering Haiti Relief Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Doctors Without Borders President Christophe Fournier said the U.S. military presence is reducing the efficiency of the organization's medical efforts...