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Chief Program Officer Dr. Theresa Castillo receives Women of Achievement Award

We are excited to announce that our Chief Program Officer, Dr. Theresa P. Castillo, is the 2022 recipient of the Women of Peace Corps Legacy’s Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award. The Women of Achievement Award is dedicated to Peace Corps alumnae whose contributions have made a significant difference in the lives of women and…

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2021 Annual Report

2021 was a year of reflection, resilience and growth for HealthRight. At the center of HealthRight’s work and impact are our 200+ staff members whose resilience, expertise and commitment ensured marginalized communities accessed life-saving health care. In this report, you will read just a few of their amazing success stories. In 2021, we welcomed a new Board Chair and launched…

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SelfHelp Plus (SH+) 360: Novel Model for Scaling Up a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program in Humanitarian Settings

On August 1st, our team in Uganda successfully published a paper on the Online Cambridge University Press titled SH+ 360: novel model for scaling up a mental health and psychosocial support program in humanitarian settings. The paper explores multi-sectoral integration as a model for scaling up evidence-based mental health and psychosocial support interventions in humanitarian…

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5 Months of War in Ukraine: A Humanitarian Perspective

On July 25, Halyna Skipalska, Country Director of HealthRight Ukraine and Executive Director of the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health (UFPH), spoke about her personal experience during the war and HealthRight’s commitment to supporting internally displaced people within the country. Halyna described the feelings of shock and grief when the Russian invasion upended lives across Ukraine, but she also emphasized the…

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2022 Peter C. Alderman Health + Human Rights Awards

On May 17, we hosted the 2022 Peter C. Alderman Health + Human Rights Awards in person for the first time since 2019. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our friends, donors and sponsors, the 2022 Health & Human Rights Awards was our most successful event to date! We raised over…

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SafeWomenHUB platform created to provide emergency care to girls and mothers in Ukraine

In response to numerous violations of women’s and girls’ rights as a result of hostilities in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health, a HealthRight subsidiary, with the support of UN Women in Ukraine, sets up the SafeWomenHUB platform to provide immediate psychological, humanitarian, and social assistance to women and…

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Lessons from the Field in Ukraine: Recommendations for GBV Prevention and Treatment

On May 6, 2022, “Lessons from the field: Recommendations for gender-based violence prevention and treatment for displaced women in conflict-affected Ukraine” was published in the journal The Lancet Regional Health – Europe. This paper depicted the work of HealthRight and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health (UFPH, a HealthRight subsidiary)…

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HealthRight organizes Surgical Camp in Uganda to conduct physical rehabilitation of war victims

From March 27 to April 2, 2022, HealthRight in Uganda, in partnership with Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, organized a Surgical Camp where 208 LRA war survivors underwent medical and surgical procedures at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital. Among them, fifty-seven patients, male and female, have benefitted mainly from surgical procedures. Patients…

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“Prioritizing Mental Health and Psychosocial Services in Relief and Recovery Efforts in Ukraine”

In an article published in The Lancet Psychiatry titled “Prioritizing mental health and psychosocial services in relief and recovery efforts in Ukraine” our Executive Director Dr. Peter Navario, along with Wei Shi and Brian J Hall, illustrated effective measures to alleviate the mental health situation of the victims during and…

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CSW66 Virtual Parallel Event: Economic Empowerment of Women GBV Survivors: Success Stories from Ukraine

The Virtual Parallel Event–Economic Empowerment of Women GBV Survivors: Success Stories from Ukraine–was hosted on March 23, 2022, from 1 PM – 3 PM ET at the NGO CSW66 Forum. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) took place from March 14 to 25, 2022, representing a platform organized by the UN…

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