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Press 2020 – 2022

The hospital may have been a target, but it was not directly hit...another of our hospitals [in Aleppo] was damaged in one of the strikes.

Hakan Bilgin Doctors of the World Turkey

New Border Health Program partnership improves health outcomes of migrants and asylum seekers in transit

Press Release (October 2022) – In an effort to provide more than just basic emergency care to migrants and asylum seekers at the border, the Border Health Program (BHP) launched this month. BHP is a new program led by Doctors of the World USA (DotW) in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), and local organizations operating border shelters. BHP offers migrants at the border transitional medical care, uses data to advocate for public policies that will better address their health needs and reduce burdens on local health systems, and provides medical students with learning opportunities that will serve as the foundation for research and curriculum development focused on migrant health. Keep reading.


Water from Pakistan’s largest lake threatens to spill into densely populated cities

CNN (September 6, 2022 | WORLD) Water levels at Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake remain dangerously high despite efforts to release water and spare nearby cities further flooding, according to officials. It’s the latest challenge facing officials as the country grapples with an escalating disaster as heavy monsoon rains combine with melting glaciers to cover one third of the country in water. Keep Reading.


The CDC’s Title 42 order fuels racism and undermines public health

The Hill (October 16, 2021 | USA) America’s top physician, Dr. Anthony Fauci, had a message for Republican officials who scapegoat immigrants for coronavirus spread:“Let’s face reality here.” “The problem is within our own country,” Fauci explained in a recent interview on CNN. “Focusing on immigrants, expelling them… is not the solution to an outbreak.” Keep Reading.

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