Doctors of the World

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Doctors of the World (DOW) "promotes global health through the advancement of human rights, improving the underlying conditions necessary to fulfill the right to health at the community and policy levels, and increasing awareness about the negative health consequences of human rights violations...

"DOW is currently active in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and the Americas, including a major human rights program in the United States. DOW has worked in over 30 countries and communities where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties, and has mobilized the health sector - in the United States and internationally - to promote and protect these rights." [1]

In 2006 they received $1,946,615 from the US Government. (Total 2006 income was $5,815,734.) [2]


Accessed December 2007: [3]

Advisory Council

Accessed December 2007: [4]

  • Lisa Adams - Director of Surveillance, Bureau of TB Control NYC Department of Health; former Medical Director & Acting Country Director, Doctors of the World
  • Mark Connolly - Child Protection Adviser, UNICEF
  • Ernest Drucker - Director, Division of Community Health and Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hamilton Fish - President, The Nation Institute
  • Paula Fujiwara - Deputy Executive Director, IUATLD (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
  • Michael T. Isbell - Michael T. Isbell Consulting
  • Miriam Lyons - Coordinator of Children's Rights Project, Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud
  • Pamela M. Perry - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medical, New Haven Hospital
  • Bruce Rabb - Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  • Doug Shenson - Executive Director, SPARC
  • Harri Taranto - Managing Director, Symphony Capital LLC
  • Elizabeth Wagley - Fenton Communications
  • Derrick Wong - Former Executive Director, Doctors of the World




Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Who We Are, Doctors of the World, accessed December 18, 2007.
  2. Financial Summary, Doctors of the World, accessed December 18, 2007.
  3. Directors, Doctors of the World, accessed December 18, 2007.
  4. Advisory Council, Doctors of the World, accessed December 18, 2007.