At Doctors of the World, we receive reports of the growing number of urgent operations. There are thousands of people in acute conditions who are experiencing difficulties in accessing health care services due to the lack of funds, issues with transportation, and shortage of fuel. We have been actively providing support and relief to… Read more.
These mega trends have far-reaching consequences. They affect economic development, employment, income distribution, poverty and social protections. Women represent half of the world’s population and will play a vital part in building a better, more sustainable and equitable world. Doctors of the World will continue its fight for women’s rights, by… Read more.
Each month, more than 2.4 million Syrians benefit from humanitarian aid delivered through Bab al-Hawa. In 2021, more than 9,500 trucks, the vast majority consisting of food aid, medicine and goods to meet other urgent needs, entered into Syria through Bab al-Hawa. If the extension of the cross-border access was vital in 2021, it is… Read more.
For this month, Doctors of the World has taken a closer look, both at the international community as well as within its own chapters, to see how LGBTQ+ needs are identified, and more importantly addressed. Looking into the representation of LGBTQ+ needs in the global health landscape, it is clear that significant gaps exist, given… Read more.
This holds true for all asylum seekers and refugees. However, many refugees from other countries as well as third state nationals or stateless people from Ukraine often do not enjoy the same access to fundamental rights and services. Now, it is time for governments to show that they do not distinguish… Read more.
The quality of care that Black Americans experience is also vastly different to what white Americans might experience. Implicit bias is rampant in the healthcare system, which can have dangerous implications. One in particular is the bias that black Americans have a higher pain tolerance, a misconception that was born from slavery. As their pains… Read more.
The Visible Campaign was created to bring attention to the dire situation many civilians face in Colombia due to the continued conflict. The campaign was realized through the hard work carried out by 5 humanitarian organizations in the remote, difficult-to-reach parts of Colombia where conflict is high and healthcare access remains challenging. The collaboration is… Read more.
While vaccines are considered essential tools in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, a few pharmaceutical companies are in a position to control their production and their trade, thereby making unlimited profits while excluding more than 2.5 billion people from their access. Doctors of the World challenges this monopoly by launching a legal action with… Read more.
Doctors of the World has joined with epidemiologists, public health experts, and medical professionals in filing an amicus brief on the Title 42 order that has been used to block and expel asylum seekers and other migrants from the United States under the guise of a pandemic mitigation measure. This brief has been filed in litigation pending before… Read more.
Doctors of the World actively supports the right of women to control their own bodies as they wish, to choose whether or not to have children, and decide how many children they want and at what intervals. Exercising sexual and reproductive rights influences and strengthens the exercise of other basic human rights, and also helps… Read more.