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Supporting unaccompanied minors and adolescent girls to thrive

The Harman Family Foundation (HFF) has awarded HealthRight International a grant of $50,000 to support and expand our work with unaccompanied migrant children. HealthRight International is honored to receive an award from HFF for the third consecutive year. The funds from this award will enable us to expand our clinician…

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A Quick Recap of Grants Awarded in 2016 & 2017

MAC AIDS supports new PrEP Project in Kilifi County, Kenya MAC AIDS Fund awarded HealthRight International $200,000 USD to support the two-year open label demonstration project entitled, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) efficacy and feasibility among male sex workers in coastal Kenya. Strengthening the Foster Care System in Vietnam Boeing Global Corporate…

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I AM GPH

On the latest episode of NYU College of Global Public Health’s I AM GPH podcast, former director of HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic, Lauren Pesso, LMSW, MPA, talks about HRC. In this interview, Lauren discusses her work with asylum seekers and victims of torture, and provides resources for students who…

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HealthRight wins $750k HIV grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s recent support strengthens HealthRight’s response to better meet the health needs of marginalized adolescents and women in Ukraine. Ukraine has experienced one of the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe, with youth and women as two of the most vulnerable populations for incarceration in…

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“Who the ‘Muslim Ban’ Will Really Impact, and How Refugees Will Suffer”

In response to the Trump administration’s second executive order which seeks to (re)instate the travel ban, HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic(HRC) team reflects on “Who the ‘Muslim Ban’ Will Really Impact, and How Refugees Will Suffer.” This article draws on the stories of recent HRC clients from the 6 countries on…

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Master Beauty Class with MAC AIDS Fund in Ukraine

On March 9, 2017 the MAC AIDS Fund together with HealthRight International and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health (UFPH) organized a charity event for pregnant women and mothers with young children in difficult living circumstances in Kyiv, Ukraine. Make-up artists of the M.A.C brand conducted a master class for…

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New Two-year Grant award expand HRC programming to Long Island, NY

HealthRight Receives Grant to Expand Services for Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Abuse to Long Island, NY New York, NY (January 23, 2017) – HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC) was recently awarded a two-year grant from the Pritchard Family Trust to expand the successful HRC program model to Long…

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Understanding HIV risk among displaced young adults in Ukraine

Very little is known about the impact of conflict and displacement on HIV risk. Recent research by HealthRight Executive Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health at NYU Peter Navario examined substance use and sexual risk behaviors among Ukrainian young adults who have been displaced from their homes due…

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HealthRight at AHAI 2017: Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health in Rural Kenya

On March 7, HealthRight International’s Programs Director Dr. K’Ouma Thomas, Program Manager Abraham Rono, and Women and Children’s Health Program Director Dr. Theresa Castillo attended the 2017 Africa Health Agenda International (AHAI) Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s AHAI conference built off of the successes of the first Amref Health…

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HealthRight at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Conference: Migrant Children

In October 2016, Human Rights Clinic Director Lauren Pesso gave a presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. The presentation, entitled, Building Forensic and Follow-up Capacity of Healthcare Workers to Serve Unaccompanied Migrant Children, was part of one of the APHA’s Human Rights Forum sessions,…

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