• May 4th, 2015
    Mothers of the Dilley, Texas family immigration detention center have started their second hunger strike, despite retaliation warnings that they could be separated from their children or placed in isolation, which is a common punishment in these facilities despite international urging to abolish the practice. The mothers launched a national week of action on...
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  • December 18th, 2014
    HealthRight International’s Africa Program Director, Jennifer Olson, co-authored a study that explores the efficacy of mobile clinics in linking people in rural areas with health care in Kenya. The study compares HIV outcomes between HIV-positive patients who chose to access treatment from a regional hospital to those who chose care...
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  • December 12th, 2014
    The presence of Ebola in west Africa has exacerbated already fragile health systems, and fear – like an opportunistic infection – has dominated the discourse, rendering human rights tertiary behind the competing priorities of halting the disease’s spread and controlling media-induced panic. Rather than relying on science, those responsible for...
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  • November 18th, 2014
    An NYU Capstone Team visited HealthRight’s Nepal program in 2013 to conduct formative research about Gender Based Violence (GBV) – the mitigating factors and survivors’ priority needs in the Nepali context. Their work and results were on display at the 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting Public Health...
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  • June 23rd, 2014
    As the world watches the recent passage of draconian anti-homosexual laws in Russia, Uganda, and Nigeria, we at the Human Rights Clinic are mindful of the consequences left in their wake. Although individuals have been seeking asylum in the United States based on their sexual orientation for decades, it seems...
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  • May 21st, 2014
    Prepared by Dr. KÓuma Thomas One year has passed since I joined HealthRight International Kenya. I had worked amongst refugees and the local populace, in remote and difficult places and even in very stable and predictable areas. After staying with HealthRight for one year, it is time to reflect on...
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