Articles Posted On Other Sites
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Healthcare for Children & Orphans
Worldwide Orphans Foundation Receives $80,000 Grant from Keep A Child Alive to Provide HIV Treatments in Ethiopia
The money is earmarked for WWO's medical programs that provide antiretroviral therapy to Ethiopian children who are HIV positive.
UNICEF/Baylor Agreement Signals Brighter Outlook for Pediatric AIDS Treatment in Africa
The world's largest child health advocacy organization, UNICEF, has enlisted the help of Baylor College of Medicine to expand treatment to HIV-infected African children in a partnership that catapults the college to the forefront of the global health fight.
HIV children in Africa to have better treatment under new UN-backed accord
Swaziland's first children's HIV/AIDS medical center opens
The new pediatric facility adds to the college's initiative to fight AIDS in Africa.
A partnership that brings hope to Africa's HIV children
A project that brings access to ARVs for children living with HIV in developing countries, holds the key to their futures and ours.
Helping Ethiopia's Lost Children
AIDS has left 1 million kids orphaned – and 250,000 HIV positive. Now, thanks to a group of U.S. doctors, some have a chance to survive.
First Wave Of "Pediatric AIDS Corps" Heads To Africa To "Treat And Train"
They trained to keep children healthy. Now they will take on the toughest of health challenges -- treating children with AIDS and training medical workers in parts of the world where pediatricians are scarce and children are dying at an alarming rate.
Worldwide Orphans Foundation Newsletter (PDF)
Includes Notes from the Field: Le Vo in Viet Nam, and Grace and Randy Knight in Ethiopia.
Baylor's impact on AIDS felt worldwide (Mark Kline, MD)
With a doctor's vision, pediatric clinics bring hope to suffering kids.
Healthcare for the Poor & Homeless
The Street Samaritans
Post-Katrina volunteer medics on bicycles created a new model of community health care in New Orleans.
Mike Cook: Interfaith, Hope, and Charity (Interfaith House)
A special health fair is being held this weekend to help some of the Rio Grande Valley’s veterans and homeless.
Ko'olauloa to get health clinic (The Ko'olauloa Community Health & Wellness Center)
Jeff Dierling, a diabetic, knows the fear of living with a health problem and no medical insurance.
Healthcare for Sex Workers
Swiss fund aims to break Aids taboo in Kyrgyzstan
Mention of two organizations: Bedruga (Abdiraimov Taalai) and Pordruga (Médicins Sans Frontières).
As a result of the new Presidential Directive, prostitutes will no longer have access to free HIV testing, condoms and latex gloves through organizations funded by USAIDS. "How can a government, whose job it is to protect the safety of the public, be willfully contributing to the spread of disease among its citizens? Unless, of course, prostitutes are not considered citizens."
Taxing the Professionals
Taxing the Professionals (part 2)
One of the most active organisations is Rozkos bez Rizika (R-R, Pleasure without Risk), headed by Dr Hana Malinova. Asked if she thinks such a taxation system is viable, Malinova answers: "Oh, surely the national economy will be saved and the money will go toward orphanages, MPs' wages and other such indispensable things... I am sure many civil servants are looking forward to being the ones to collect the taxes."
Healthcare for Drug Abusers
Ten years of heroin handouts fixes drug crime
It’s been ten years since heroin addicts in Switzerland started getting their fixes from the state. The "harm reduction" policy has attracted criticism, but its supporters say it has achieved its goals of keeping addicts off the streets and reducing crime.
Healthcare for Prisoners
Mental health court called model for U.S. -- Those who are ill get specialized treatment
The mental health court at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building is a good model for other efforts across the nation to steer the mentally ill away from prison and into treatment.
Five Years On, California's Proposition 36 Claims Success, But Faces New Struggles
More than 140,000 people arrested for drug possession have received treatment instead of prison or jail time, and 60,000 of them have successfully completed treatment in the five years since California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 36.
Advocates of California drug treatment program seek more funding
Westville Correctional Facility plays host to new obedience training program
Inmates who had been on blood pressure medicine are now off of it. Officials dealing with inmates in anger management classes, Goetz said, have seen a marked difference in inmates who are involved with Prison Tails.
Program aids ex-inmates in need of health care
Advocates for newly released offenders from the county’s prison are seeking more help from the facility’s health care provider to smooth the offenders’ transition back into the community.
Grootvlei inmates to benefit from ART site
The first accredited HIV/AIDS treatment site in a South African prison has been unveiled at the Grootvlei prison outside Bloemfontein today.
Judge Names Receiver to Fix Prison Health System
Sillen possessed an ideal blend of healthcare management experience, political savvy and "dedication to helping the underserved. At the end of the day, I think that's what really struck the judge — that Bob truly wanted to help a population that, for some people, is a tough population to care deeply about," Collins said.
Tijuana's 'Prison Angel'
Mother Antonia has voluntarily lived in a concrete cell at La Mesa state penitentiary for almost 30 years, bringing prisoners food, clothing, pillows, blankets, bandages and medicine.
Berthoud dentist travels worldwide giving health and hope
Dale and Mary Ann Louis, of Berthoud, have a heart for improving the quality of life of mainly prisoners and orphans in destitute countries.
Healthcare for Victims of Torture
Center for Victims of Torture receives international humanitarian award for work with war-traumatized refugees in west Africa
Includes an audio interview.
Center for Victims of Torture Quarterly Newsletter (PDF)
Includes an article on Liberian torture victims living north of Minneapolis, and a feature on Andre Heuer, a volunteer who focuses on the importance of stories in the treatment of torture victims.
Third World Healthcare
Van Wert doctors help those in Mexico
It’s not every day that Van Wert County Hospital physician, Dr. Michael Nelson, participates in an outdoor clinic where those attending range from village residents to chickens.
Heroes for Health in Bangladesh
The 'heroes for health' are working in difficult conditions with limited financial compensation and exposing themselves to the risk of getting infected by various diseases.
Working for Health in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo
At the Mbandaka General Reference Hospital, staff work to save lives, relieve suffering and empower the community to become healthier. Four health workers from the hospital tell their stories.
Heroes for health in the Central African Republic
The Central African Republic political, economic, social and health crises feed into and aggravate one another. Rocked by internal turmoil – four wars in the last decade – it is one of the poorest countries on earth. The 2001–2003 conflicts have left deep physical and mental scars on the people of the Central African Republic.
U.N.: Polio Eradicated in Egypt, Niger
Polio has been stamped out in Egypt and Niger, leaving just four nations in the world where the deadly disease is endemic.
Leprosy: the disease the world forgot
This almost forgotten disease still defigures nearly half a million people every year even though it can be cured if caught early enough.
Healthcare for the Disabled
'Miracle boat' brings mobility aids
For the last year, the Hilwai, a 50 foot floating orthopaedic clinic, has been touring the islands of the Philippines, bringing treatment to disabled people, some of whom have spent years coping with no help.
Haitian Teen Free of Massive Facial Growth
A 14-year-old Haitian teen will be able to smile and speak for the first time in years now that she is finally free of a massive tumor-like growth that had engulfed her face.