The violence and unrest that erupted in Kenya following the disputed presidential election in December has left hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands more displaced. The situation has spurred many to flee into neighboring countries or other parts of Kenya, and has disrupted the delivery of many basic services and activities.
Replicating a successful comprehensive-care model from two other sites, Center is third of its kind in Kosovo.
PRISTINA, Kosovo - While the lives of many Kosovars have improved in the eight years since open warfare ended in the former Yugoslavia, and while a decision on the province's permanent political status is on the horizon, the women of this troubled region still face dangerous gaps in access to basic reproductive and other health care.
Following the successful completion of its project to improve access to health care for tsunami affected populations in the southern district of Hambantota, Doctors of the World-USA (DOW-USA) closed its operations, formerly headquartered in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, effective September 15, 2006.
DOW-USA in Sri Lanka. Doctors of the World-USA began operations in Sri Lanka in July 2005, under a project developed in partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition, and Uwa Wellassa Development (MOH) and funded in large part by private donors in the USA.
The tsunami that struck South Asia and East Africa on December 26, 2004 claimed over 31,000 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of people across the region. In the aftermath, the Doctors of the World/Medecins du Monde International Network mobilized to bring emergency medical and psychosocial services to survivors. DOW sister sections from France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, and Portugal were on the ground in Sri Lanka and Indonesia providing critical emergency relief during the acute phase of this terrible crisis.