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Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Among the populations served by Doctors of the World – USA (DOW) projects, children remain the most vulnerable.

When children are deprived of healthy development – as millions are around the world – their rights have been violated. DOW is working to restore and protect the basic rights of groups of children: those in institutions, with disabilities, on the street, or made vulnerable to or orphaned by diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

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TB and HIV / AIDS

HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention and care have been fundamental to Doctors of the World – USA’s (DOW) health and human rights mission since the organization’s founding in 1990.

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Building the capacity of local actors is critical to the development of lasting and sustainable solutions

Doctors of The World – USA (DOW) empowers local actors to play a leading role in our projects.

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The impact of our work is only sustainable when our projects move from the individual and community level to the system and policy level.

Advocacy campaigns combine public health principles with civil society development to ensure the continuity and sustainability of health programs and the protection of human rights.

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Health and Human Rights

Health and human rights are inextricably linked.

Human rights abuses fuel epidemics, increase vulnerability to disease, deprive children of healthy development, and keep marginalized groups from education and services needed to maintain health.