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Haiti Earthquake – Emergency Response

  A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti at 8.30 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 14th. The epicenter was recorded 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis-du Sud, about 125 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince. As I am writing to you, more than 1,400 people are dead and nearly 7,000 injured, numbers that will rise… Read more.

Security Issues in Port-Au-Prince

In Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, the armed conflict between gangs has reached such alarming levels since June 1st that people refuse to leave their homes out of fear for their safety, even when they are in need of medical care, to see a doctor or to go to a hospital.
 The streets are blocked… Read more.

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.

Open Polyclinic in Athens

Already weakened from years of economic austerity, the Greek economy is experiencing a new economic recession due to the pandemic. The population in Greece is once again facing unemployment, increased risk of poverty and uncertainty for the future. Young people, patients with chronic illnesses, the elderly, people with disabilities, and poor households have faced extreme social… Read more.

Emergency in Gaza

Over the course of this past week, we have watched with alarm as the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine has escalated and spread. As of Friday, 8 Israelis and 119 Palestinians, including 27 children, had been killed with more than 600 wounded, with all of those numbers expected to rise. 

Doctors of the World has been… 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.