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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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International Day of Girl Child 2021

International Day of the Girl Child is observed annually on October 11 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. On this day, we acknowledge the inequality in opportunities and rights for young girls and raise awareness and importance to their voices. Recently, our Chief…

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Ukraine Mobile Teams meet with US Government Representative

On September 3, 2021, representatives of the US Government visited our Ukrainian Mobile Teams from the regions of Slovyansk and Kostiantynivka. The Mobile Teams provide social and psychological assistance to the survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The visit included David Schlaefer, Senior Assistance Coordinator of the United States to Ukraine and…

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International AIDS Society Conference 2021

This past July, Dr. Peter Navario presented at the International AIDS Society 2021 Conference on the “Interim feasibility results of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery demonstration project among male sex workers in Malindi, Kenya.” Despite overwhelming scientific evidence supporting use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, the reality of…

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Congratulations Dr. Theresa Castillo!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Theresa Castillo has been appointed Chief Program Officer at HealthRight. Theresa has been working globally in the fields of gender, social justice, and health equity for over 20 years, and holds master and doctoral degrees in Public Health Education from Columbia University. “Theresa is a…

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