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Non-Governmental Aid Organizations
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), also known as private voluntary organizations (PVOs), provide approximately 20% of all external health aid to developing countries. Most of these organizations are quite small; many are church-affiliated. In the very poorest countries, hospitals and clinics run by missionary societies are especially important.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest and most prestigious of the world's humanitarian NGOs. It has three components: the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; the 160 or so individual national Red Cross societies, e.g. the American Red Cross.
Founded in the United Kingdom in 1943, OXFAM now has affiliates in 10 other countries, including the United States. Worldwide, the most important NGO in long-term international health
The largest NGO devoted to international health in the United States, with an annual budget exceeding $100 million.
UNICEF believes that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
Ebola Education Efforts
Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak. (Published on Jul 28, 2014)
A Moment of Hope (& Relief...)
In the area for Ebola-confirmed patients in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia, roughly two-thirds of patients don’t survive the Ebola virus. The patients receiving treatment gather on wooden benches and plastic chairs if they have the strength. Other patients can only lie in bed while their immune systems try to fight the deadly virus in their bodies. Mamadee, 11 years old, is different.
Global Relief Organizations
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provide help to people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $150,301,906 from 404,518 donors who have supported 10,709 projects. Select the projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and you'll get email updates from the project so you can see how your gift is making a difference.
Relief International is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Relief International is solely dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission.
ReliefWeb is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). We provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians, so they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
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