In addition, these events will work to bring awareness to the importance of preventing future acts of violence. In New York City, numerous events will highlight the issue of gun violence as a public health epidemic and the many ways in which the community can get involved. At Doctors of the World, we believe that… Read more.
Cyclone Kenneth could cause even worse damage and bring greater suffering to an already vulnerable and devastated population. The recovery from these two disasters will take many months, even years, and Doctors of the World is committed to being there for the long haul. Doctors of the World has been present in Mozambique for more than… Read more.
In July 2017, we launched Mi Salud, an Interactive Voice Response/IVR and SMS/text service that connected people to life-saving, life-changing free or low cost medical care in their own neighborhoods in New York City. The Affordable Care Act increased access to health insurance for many, but a significant number of adults in the US –… Read more.
DONATE TO CYCLONE IDAI RELIEF EFFORTS Cyclone Idai is the worst climate disaster to hit the southern hemisphere. Hundreds have died, and the flooding is estimated to have affected nearly 2 million people in Mozambique. Our team of health experts are racing to assist survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. By supporting our critical relief… Read more.
Our teams are also working to rebuild and rehabilitate a health center in Sengo, Dondo, 30 kilometers from the city of Beira. We are assisting in the repair of the roof and in the provision of medical supplies so that the center can become operational again. “So far we have been supporting local health centers… Read more.
Alain Benzaken has led technology teams for some of the most successful Internet companies in the world. Alain was VP Technology at Priceline.com, having joined the company pre-IPO when it was just starting up. He was also SVP Technology at the TheLadders and a co- founder of food52.com. More recently he was SVP of Technology at Buddy Media,… Read more.
The storm swept across Mozambique causing severe flooding and damage to infrastructure. Thousands of people were left stranded on the roofs of buildings and even in trees, desperately awaiting emergency aid. The storm is estimated to have caused over 1,000 deaths and an estimated 110,000 people were displaced into camps. Those displaced have had little to… Read more.
In Madagascar, modern contraceptive methods are difficult to obtain, resulting in high rates of unwanted pregnancies and terminations. The maternal mortality rate in Madagascar is also one of the highest in the world – with over 353 women dying during childbirth for every 100,000 births – due to the inaccessibility of birthing and healthcare centers. Doctors… Read more.
Gun violence is the source of continued dialogue within our news media, but what often isn’t talked about is the endemic level of violence that continues on a daily basis in our urban communities. Within these communities, violence is concentrated within communities of color with high rates of poverty interwoven with other socioeconomic disparities and… Read more.