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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

Press Release from the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, March 9, 2006

The money is earmarked for WWO's medical programs that provide antiretroviral therapy to Ethiopian children who are HIV positive.

Michael B. Mizwa, Vice President, International Affairs, of Baylor's Pediatric AIDS Initiative, and Per Engebak, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa.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.
Additional story:
HIV children in Africa to have better treatment under new UN-backed accord

From left: Busi Bhembe, Director, Swaziland COE; Dr. Mark Kline; HRH Mswati III; John Damonti, President, BMS Foundation; John McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, BMS.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

by Di Caelers for Cape Argus & Independent Online, December 13, 2005

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

by Steve Erwin for People Magazine, Aug 11, 2005

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"

Press Release from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Nov 1, 2005

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)

by Dr. Jane Aronson and her Orphan Rangers, November 2005

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)

by Leigh Hopper for the Houston Chronicle, Jan 4, 2004

With a doctor's vision, pediatric clinics bring hope to suffering kids.

Healthcare for the Poor & Homeless

Post-Katrina volunteer medics on bicycles created a new model of community health care in New Orleans. Photo by Kike Arnal. The Street Samaritans

by Tim Shorrock for Mother Jones, March/April, 2006

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)

by Andrew Davis for the Windy City Times, Jan 14, 2004

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)

by Eloise Aguiar for the Honolulu Advertiser, Jan 11, 2004

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

by Jacob Greber and Philippe Kropf in Osh, Kyrgyzstan for swissinfo, Jan 16, 2004

Mention of two organizations: Bedruga (Abdiraimov Taalai) and Pordruga (Médicins Sans Frontières).

Citizen Hooker

by Maggie Rawling for Rivet, a magazine from the Shunpike Arts Collective, Summer 2003

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)

by Kazi Stastna for Central Europe Review, Nov 22 & 29, 1999

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

by Faryal Mirza for swissinfo, Jan 16, 2004

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

by Jeff Coen for the Chicago Tribune, Apr 21, 2006

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

from Drug War Chronicle, Mar 10, 2006

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.
Additional story:
Advocates of California drug treatment program seek more funding

Westville Correctional Facility plays host to new obedience training program

by Jennifer Ochstein for the South Bend Tribune, Mar 5, 2006

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

by Gina Zotti for The Daily Local (Philadelphia), Feb 26, 2006

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

from the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Feb 17, 2006

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

by Jenifer Warren for the Los Angeles Times, Feb 15, 2006

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'

by R.W. Dellinger for The Tidings Online, Feb 3, 2006

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

by Juliette Fardulis for The Old Berthoud Recorder, Jan 11, 2006

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

by Steven John for Minnesota Public Radio, Jan 17, 2006

Includes an audio interview.

Center for Victims of Torture Quarterly Newsletter (PDF)

Winter 2005

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

by Jim Langhan of The Lima News, Apr 30, 2006

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.

Health Assistant Tipu Sultan giving oral polio vaccine to a childHeroes for Health in Bangladesh

From the World Health Organization, Jan 31, 2006

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.

Dr. Mafuwala in his clinicWorking for Health in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo

From the World Health Organization, Jan 27, 2006

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

From the World Health Organization, Dec 1, 2005

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

By Sam Cage for the Associated Press, Feb 1, 2006

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

for Agence France-Presse, Jan 28, 2006

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

Michelle Aplacador 'Miracle boat' brings mobility aids

from BBC News, Apr 11, 2006

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.

Other Stories

Haitian Teen Free of Massive Facial Growth

by Jennifer Kay for the Associated Press, Jan 27, 2006

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.