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The USCCB has urged the Senate  to oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vu

The USCCB has urged the Senate to oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vulnerable people.

US Bishops urge Senate not to repeal ACA without replacement plan

22/07/2017 14:53

American Bishops have urged Senate members to oppose any effort to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn, and supports conscience rights.

 

Over 175,000 people lost their homes during Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Over 175,000 people lost their homes during Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

A new hospital for needy Haitians

24/04/2017 11:44

A nation in desperate need of medical care is about to have a new hospital opened at the end of this week. St. Luke Foundation for Haiti will officially open their new facility, St. Luke’s Hospital, which will be used to help and care for those in need in Haiti.

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič said WHO principles for blood donation and medical products of human origin rightly place donor rights at centre of discussio

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič said WHO principles for blood donation and medical products of human origin rightly place donor rights at centre of discussion

Holy See supports WHO principles on blood donation

27/01/2017 14:16

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to “guard against the exploitation of vulnerable individuals” in relation to blood donation and medical products of human origin

 

A pharmacist searches for medicine in his dispensary. On Wednesday, the Vatican reiterated the right to affordable medication.

A pharmacist searches for medicine in his dispensary. On Wednesday, the Vatican reiterated the right to affordable medication.

Vatican: People have a right to affordable medicines

08/12/2016 14:06

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič told the UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board it is “a fundamental responsibility of the international community to ensure that all people have affordable and sustainable access to life-savings medicines.”

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Holy See's permanent observer to the UN in Geneva

AB Jurkovič: access to medicines must be guaranteed

10/11/2016 15:49

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva spoke about the right to health care during a discussion on intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization (WTO) 

 

Syrian Refugee Mother with Baby

Syrian Refugee Mother with Baby

Saving One Million Babies

10/11/2016 13:06

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched an initiative working with faith-based leaders and networks called ‘Saving One Million Babies’. 

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson

Cardinal Turkson at the 3rd German-African Healthcare Symposium

12/10/2016 13:44

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, on Wednesday spoke to the 3rd German-African Healthcare Symposium about the role of the Catholic Church in healthcare in Africa.

 

Adaku Mmaduabuchi, 25, and her husband Ihunze stuck with their baby in the maternity ward of the Umuahia Federal Medical Centre, Nigeria, July 5, 2016

Adaku Mmaduabuchi, 25, and her husband Ihunze stuck with their baby in the maternity ward of the Umuahia Federal Medical Centre, Nigeria, July 5, 2016.

Caritas warns of Nigerian patients trapped in hospitals

27/07/2016 10:27

Clinical fees are leaving Nigerian mothers and newborns trapped in hospitals – relying on food that family and friends bring to them and oftentimes sleeping on the floor.