A recently published study looking at temporal trends of mortality from firearms among youth between 1999 and 2017 found that mortality rates among school-aged youth is increasing at alarming rates in the United States, especially among Black youth and those aged 15-18 years. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that firearms… Read more.
Aneela Tahir - Pharmacist, Pakistan “As Nelson Mandela once said, ''What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” This quote really inspires me. Doctors of the World provides… Read more.
Our teams are working to halt the spread of the disease by strengthening Infection, Prevention, and Control measures (IPC), developing community-level psychosocial support initiatives, and supporting the local government’s response to the crisis. Since arriving in Butembo, our teams have worked to train local health center staff to respond to the ongoing crisis. Our training… Read more.
In the United States, hepatitis C now kills more people than any other infectious disease. Between 2011 and 2016, new hepatitis C infections in the U.S. more than tripled. The Center for Disease Control in 2016 noted: “the greatest hepatitis C burden falls on baby boomers – those born from 1945 to 1965 – many… Read more.
Our teams are supporting the Ministry of Health in preventing and controlling the spread of the virus. We are also providing multiple health centers with Ebola prevention kits, disinfecting materials, and training national health staff in the process of identifying new cases. We are also providing psychosocial support to the staff working with patients and to… Read more.
Our project also has a significant focus on mental health support. Many of the Rohingya residing in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed extreme violence and are coping with serious mental health consequences such as emotional trauma and PTSD. They are also struggling with the chronic stress of living in the camps for prolonged periods of time.… Read more.
Doctors of the World is working tirelessly to address the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. Donate today to help. Donations are 100% secure and tax-deductible. Read more.
An unprecedented 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, and 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict or persecution. This World Refugee Day, we are honoring and celebrating the resilience of refugees from around the world, who are struggling to survive in incredibly difficult circumstances. Providing medical assistance to… Read more.
The operations are often too expensive for many families, or the public health system is not equipped to provide the procedures. As a result, thousands of children continue to suffer from birth defects or injuries such as severe burns that could be easily treated if they had access to the appropriate medical care. In addition, these… Read more.
Gender based violence affects women from all walks of life no matter social status, class, race, ethnicity, or age group. Read more.