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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...

Haitian Rescue Workers Brave Earthquake Devastation To Help Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Doctors Without Borders continues to help the wounded in Haiti. Nurses and social workers like Ludovia and Charles Joseph have lost their homes, famil...

Global Aid Pours into Haiti

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.

Marine's Deaths Focus Pentagon and Civilians on Motorcycle Safety

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles Karel Bouley

As America retools and rethinks the way we move about, motorcycles have got to be part of the national solution.

Text-Messaging Surgeon Saves Boy's Life In Congo

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo used text message instructions from a colleague in London to perform a life-saving amputation on a boy. V...