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Kimberly Gamble-Payne

Kimberly Gamble-Payne is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Global Health in George Washington University and in the International Relations Program of the City College of New York.  She  also teaches in Columbia University’s United Nations Studies certificate program.  For more than 25 years she worked in the United Nations system, mostly with UNICEF. … Read more.

Critical Situation in South Sudan

As the weather warms and Covid-19 vaccinations continue to ramp up, our work across the world continues unabated, often in places the international media doesn’t report on, like South Sudan, which is in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis. Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde (MDM) estimates that thousands of people in Jonglei State,… Read more.

Ribka Amsalu

Dr. Amsalu is a physician with expertise in emergency health and global health sciences. She trained in clinical research at UCSF, and applies methods of epidemiology to develop, implement, and evaluate new technologies, tools and interventions to improve obstetric outcomes, maternal health and neonatal health. Dr. Amsalu has a track record of leading health responses… Read more.

Ways to Support Us

The CARES Act is a roughly $2 trillion economic stimulus plan that became law on March 27, 2020, and affects most sectors of the United States economy including charitable giving. Donors may claim a charitable deduction for up to 100% of adjusted gross income (AGI) for cash gifts to most public charities in the tax… Read more.

Therese McGinn, PhD

Professor Emerita Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health  Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health During her more than 30 years of public health work, Dr. McGinn has focused on using sound data collection and analysis to improve the scope and quality of reproductive health services globally, in order for women and men to… Read more.

Join Us for the Launch of H.E.A.T. on Maternal Mortality

Doctors of the World is pleased to announce the launch of a special election-year voter education and advocacy initiative, the Health Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.) on Maternal Mortality.  With this campaign we are drawing attention to this alarming public health crisis, specifically the deep racial disparities that exist between Black and white maternal mortality in… Read more.

Emergency in Greece

Doctors of the World teams in the Kara Tepe camp, the overflow site for Moria, are currently assessing the damage in collaboration with the camp manager and fire department. “From Moria to Epano Skala, people who were in the camps are sitting by the side of the road, with the few belongings they could carry,… Read more.

Help us spread the word

Maternal mortality is a huge problem in the United States, especially among Black and Indigenous women. Yet many candidates for public office are not making this issue part of their platform. We want to encourage candidates to make this a part of the conversation now, while they are still running for office. You can help… Read more.

Frequently Asked Questions

The United States has the highest level of maternal mortality among other developed countries, and for some racial and ethnic groups in the United States, the numbers are on par with the developing world, such as Malaysia, Cabo Verde, and Turkmenistan. Black women in the U.S. are 3 to 4 times more likely to die… Read more.

Organizations & Resources

So much work has been done in maternal mortality and there are many resources already available for us to draw upon. Many Black, female-led organizations are already providing effective and thorough leadership on this issue. Here are some of the organizations leading the way: Black Mamas Matter Alliance National Birth Equity Collaboration CDC Hear Her… Read more.