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.

NPHW 2019: Violence Prevention

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.

Mozambique Cyclone Relief

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.

Mozambique: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Displaced

Thousands of people remain stranded on the roofs of buildings and even in trees, desperately awaiting emergency aid. The majority of health centers in the cyclone’s path have been damaged and the national health network’s capacity is severely limited with an average of only 3 doctors per 100,000 people. This is severely hindering the provision… Read more.

Urban Violence Prevention

Violence Intervention Programs: A Primer For Developing A Comprehensive Program For Trauma Centers   A Comprehensive Technical Package For The Prevention Of Youth Violence And Associated Risk Behaviors   Keys To Collaboration Between Hospital-Based Violence Intervention And Cure Violence Programs Healing Communities In Crisis: Lifesaving Solutions To The Urban Gun Violence Epidemic   Read more.

Syria: 8 Years Of Civil War

Although the conflict is covered less and less by the media, the war continues to devastate the everyday lives of Syrian people. The humanitarian needs remain vast, and the civilian population still struggles to access basic services such as healthcare.  This week, the 3rd Conference On Supporting The Future Of Syria And The Region took place… Read more.

Unsung Heroes: Sanu Nani Magar

As long as the truck comes and unloads, we have work. But when it doesn’t show up, there’s no work. Like on Saturdays, not many trucks come. I work an average of 22 days a month and I make between 400 and 500 rupees. I live in a house made of corrugated sheeting and it… Read more.

Unsung Heroes: Diana Patricia Solís

Doctors of the World really helped me. They taught me to be strong, and now I can talk about the attack in a calmer way. At first, I couldn’t bear speaking about it and would burst into tears. The trainings I completed with staff members such as Sandrita and Marta helped me to understand that… Read more.

Unsung Heroes: Magdalena Simeonova

I met my husband and wanted to get married, but my parents were firmly against it. I insisted, and in the end, they stopped fighting it and we got married. My husband was 18 but I was only 14. Marrying young is the tradition in Nadezhda and the people themselves accept it as something normal.… Read more.

Unsung Heroes: Rajwa Mohamad Rahmoun

Looking at my children gives me that courage. Just one look at them and I find the patience and the strength to speak out. They make me feel so brave, which enables me to continue fighting for our rights. Here in Lebanon, my son got into a moped accident and broke his arm and his… Read more.