Nationwide, MDM has strengthened protection measures for its patients and its teams, particularly in terms of hygiene. All staff have been informed and trained to comply with national protocols. Consultations are held as much as possible by telephone. Non-essential care that requires referral to specialists such as dentists has been postponed. In order to protect… Read more.
For now, the best way to avoid infection is to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations on maintaining social distance and proper hand hygiene. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has produced posters of these recommendations in 18 different languages. Recommendations in English and Spanish are available below. Recommendations in… Read more.
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The most urgent issue facing us in this moment is to do everything we can to stop the spread of infection. But we know that another humanitarian crisis is lying in wait, here in New York City and around the country, but also in the places we work around the world, whether it’s among the… Read more.
In September, Doctors of the World USA will be collaborating with Medicos del Mundo (MDM Spain) to host an exhibition featuring photographs of the Luís Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award at the Instituto Cervantes in New York. Since 1997, this prestigious award has been dedicated to the memory of Flors Sirera Fortuny, Luís Valtueña, Manuel… Read more.
Right now, thousands of lives are at risk from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And this virus is not the only threat to them. Aside from the DRC already being unstable and rife with ongoing humanitarian conflicts, several people already suffer from cholera, malaria, malnutrition, and other conditions that put… Read more.
50,000 women and girls in remote areas have been treated for sexual assault — and those are just the survivors who could access care. At Doctors of the World, we are committed to fight for healthcare as a fundamental human right for all, especially in the face of sexual violence. Nobel prize winner, Dr. Mukwege… Read more.
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A recently published study looking at temporal trends of mortality from firearms among youth between 1999 and 2017 found that mortality rates among school-aged youth is increasing at alarming rates in the United States, especially among Black youth and those aged 15-18 years. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that firearms… Read more.
Aneela Tahir - Pharmacist, Pakistan “As Nelson Mandela once said, ''What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” This quote really inspires me. Doctors of the World provides… Read more.