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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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New Human Rights Course at NYU

HealthRight has been partnering with NYU’s College of Global Public Health to develop a unique online course for masters of public health (MPH) students. The course, “Perspectives in Migrant Health and Human Rights,” drawing on real world case studies and interviews with many migrant health practitioners – both from among…

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Continued Work with Harman Family Foundation in NYC

In January 2017, HealthRight was awarded follow-up support from the Harman Family Foundation, enabling us to continue our work supporting the forensic and follow-up case management needs of unaccompanied migrant children (UMC) in the New York metropolitan area. This project follows on a successful 2016 project, through which HealthRight trained…

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HealthRight International in Ukraine signs a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on uniting efforts in HIV prevention, testing and treatment for youth and women in conflict with the law

February 7, 2017 (Kiev, Ukraine) – HealthRight International in Ukraine, ICF “Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health” and All-Ukrainian Public Center “Volunteer” signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and Partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in implementation of the three-year project “HIV Prevention, Testing and Treatment for Youth and Women…

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HealthRight Supports International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Miriam* was seven years old when a group of women came to her home in Somalia, where some 98% of women are subjected to Female Genital Cutting (FGC), sometimes referred to as female circumcision or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She did not know why they were there or what was…

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