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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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HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic referenced in STAT magazine article on role of mental health providers in asylum process

“To stay in the United States, asylum-seekers need to prove that they are at risk of persecution in their home countries. But often they have little evidence to back them up. The paper trails from their past lives — such as hospital or police records — are often inaccessible. If…

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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 Island, NY. The project will serve immigrant survivors of torture, persecution, abuse and neglect in Nassau and…

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HealthRight and UFPH’s work in Ukraine highlighted in UNFPA newsletter

“Since November 2015, UNFPA’s mobile teams have been working in five of the most affected areas – Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia. Operating with support from the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health and HealthRight International in Ukraine, these efforts have reached more than 10,000 survivors of gender-based violence in…

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HealthRight Ukraine’s HRC & Partner Organizations Sign Collaboration Memorandum Uniting Efforts to Support Torture Survivors

On October 31, 2016, HealthRight International in Ukraine held a press-briefing to inform the public about services available for survivors of torture. The press-briefing took place at HealthRight Ukraine’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC), which was established in Kyiv in 2015 with support from the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of…

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