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CHOLERA OUTBREAK AFFECTS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN SYRIA

  The war in Syria has been ongoing for nearly 12 years, with millions of civilians trapped in the conflict and millions more fleeing to neighboring countries and Europe. Besides the hundreds of thousands that have died in the conflict, the continuous air raids and bombings have shattered much of the countries infrastructure, leaving them… Read more.

Universal Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

More and more minors are becoming victims of violence   "Early and forced marriages, unwanted pregnancies linked to sexual abuse, unsafe abortion practices of pregnancy (IVG): in the DRC, and particularly in South Kivu, gender-based violence is everywhere. And it is not decreasing, or not very noticeably. We know that from an OCHA report in… Read more.

Testimonial of two survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

"I tell my daughters: refuse the gift of an unknown man, who will inevitably expect something in return.” Myriam (not her real name), widow, mother of three children, from Makobola, says: "It was July 2021. I was working in the fields. I was sexually assaulted by three men when I was alone. I went home… Read more.

Environment and Health

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Environmental Health Risks in the Philippines

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The Cost of Urbanization on Nepal

Support Waste Collectors & Recyclers    Since 2018, DoTW has been working with waste collectors and recyclers in the Kathmandu Valley, and in 2020, has extended its activities to Nepalgunj. The activities carried out in the two regions contribute to improving the health, well-being and livelihoods of collectors and recyclers in the waste sector. In… Read more.

Slums in France

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Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine

Infection, Prevention and Control      The first objective in our COVID-19 programs was to ensure that the healthcare facilities were prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak in their region. The DotW team carried out training sessions to prepare healthcare staff and community health workers on COVID-19. These sessions focused on IPC strategies (quarantine, isolation, etc)… Read more.

Doctors of the World statement on COP27

Health needs to be integrated into climate action!  When addressing climate change, it is essential that health must be included in the discussion. The floods that occurred in Asia this past summer have affected 42 million people, destroying their homes, healthcare infrastructure, crops, access to clean water and exposing them to viral outbreaks like cholera… Read more.

Doctors of the World response to humanitarian crisis in Eastern DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a multitude of compounding crises with serious consequences for the civilian population.   Political instability, chronic conflict, and natural hazards, like volcanic activity and flooding, have left a large part of the population in need of humanitarian assistance.  Doctors of the World (DotW) has drawn its attention to… Read more.