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World Refugee Day 2022

        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.

Addressing the Role of Racism in the Health of Black Americans 

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.

Doctors of the World Colombia’s Visible Campaign

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.

Doctors of the World challenges the monopoly of Pzifer/Biontech on the Covid_19 vaccine

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.

Amicus Brief on Title 42

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.

Women’s Health Rights are being challenged as Abortion Bans sweep across the US

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.

Interview with Bashar Kailani: Field Coordinator in Ukraine

Before you came to Ukraine, you worked with Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde in Syria. Did that experience help you for your work in Ukraine? The Syrian experience did teach me a lot of things about how to handle the situation. I didn’t have the same feeling of panic that a person might feel… Read more.

Title 42’s Harmful Impact on the Health and Safety of Migrants

Although the harm of Title 42 cannot be undone, its annulment is a step in the right direction, as the D.C Appeals Court just recently ruled that it was unlawful for the government to expel people without first ensuring they will not be returned to torture or persecution. It further questioned the policy’s public health… Read more.

Our Emergency Response in Ukraine

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International Women Day

Where did your passion for global health begin, and what led you to focus specifically on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care in humanitarian crises? From a young age I knew I wanted to travel and learn new languages. In College I loved sociology, demography, economics, and global affairs. After my bachelors, I joined the… Read more.