Our team has been closely monitoring the health of Rand, Reza, Lajan, and hundreds of other refugees in Croatia. Last year, we provided 4,475 medical consultations at our facilities and more than 350 individual counseling sessions with psychologists. Our visit ended on an upbeat note, despite the circumstances the refugees are confronting. On our last… Read more.
But we know that there is a lot more work to be done. Disastrous civil wars still rage on in Syria and Yemen, where our teams fight to provide medical care to local populations under siege while coming under fire themselves. The world is also still witnessing the highest levels of people displaced on record.… Read more.
At Doctors of the World, we aim to provide healthcare for those internally displaced within their own country, for refugees making the journey to build a better future for their families, and in migration hotspots around the world. When people are cut off from healthcare they are often in desperate need of medical experts that… Read more.
While countries experiencing instability may not officially be at war, instability can greatly disrupt a country’s public infrastructure - including health services. Instability can be caused by a variety of factors, such as the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency in Nigeria, Russia’s ongoing annexation of eastern Ukraine or ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more.
Hepatitis Hepatitis can be a deadly disease, but it is also easily preventable. Hepatitis C is an infection that is caused by a virus that is spread through contaminated blood. The most common way of getting Hepatitis C is by sharing needles and other equipment to inject drugs such as heroin. This means that… Read more.
The capital of Yemen, Sana'a, has experienced violent clashes and been under airstrikes for five days, leaving thousands of people in fear, trapped in their homes and without any access to humanitarian assistance. Dozens of deaths and injuries have been reported. Humanitarian staff and personnel are locked down, with no possibility to provide lifesaving care… Read more.
An estimated 36%, or 1 in 3 drug users in Nairobi, have HIV. Many users do not have access to sterile needles and are unaware of the health risks associated with drug use. At our health centers, our teams work with drug users to advise, offer psychological support, and provide clean needles to prevent further… Read more.
Here's one of our favorites questions to ask to get to know you better: What is your favorite film, book or musician? My favorite film is Star Wars because that was the first film I saw in color. My favorite book is the Brothers Karamazov. My favorite musician is Prince - I learned my first… Read more.
Our work in Palestine focuses on reintegrating child detainees into mainstream society while simultaneously providing psychological support to them and their families. Our teams provide safe spaces for children to talk about their experiences, and we offer activities (such as sports, photography, theater) to alleviate stress and to help the children cope with being an… Read more.
Resignation Syndrome was first identified in the late 1990s, and from 2003 to 2005 there were more than 400 reported cases. However, just in the last two years, there have been 169 known cases. The syndrome appears to affect children from particularly vulnerable communities, such as refugees from the Balkans, Yazidis from Iraq and children… Read more.