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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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Update from the Field: War in Ukraine

Update: WAR IN UKRAINE March 10, 2022 The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is changing every day – nowhere is 100% safe. People have taken up arms, fled to neighboring countries, or taken shelter in the basements of buildings. Russia’s attacks have ruptured the local infrastructure. There are basic humanitarian needs…

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HealthRight Wins Top Award from the USAID Breakthrough ACTION “10 Lives, 10 Stories, One Message” Campaign

In June 2021, Breakthrough ACTION launched the 10 Lives, 10 Stories, One Message competition to solicit compelling human-interest stories that demonstrate the power of social and behavior change (SBC) to improve reproductive health. A panel of judges composed of experts in SBC and reproductive health from USAID, FP2030, and Breakthrough ACTION selected ten…

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Opening the First Center for Child Victims or Witnesses of Violence in Ukraine

In late 2020, the President of Ukraine signed the Decree “On Urgent Measures to Prevent and Combat Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence, and Protect the Rights of Victims of Such Violence,” in support of providing additional procedural safeguards to children and adolescents during their interrogation in criminal proceedings. This Decree was…

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