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Interview with Silas Chebon, Site Manager and Clinical Mentor, Marakwet West Sub-County, Kenya   Tell us about yourself. I am a responsible father of two children, social and a team player. I like teamwork, transparency, accountability and positive criticism. I also dislike gossiping. What do you like most about HealthRight…

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16 Days of Activism 2015

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HealthRight Collaborator Daniel Jack Lyons Commissioned for Ebola Photovoice Project

Ebola: toilet cleaners, gravediggers and survivors tell their story – in pictures “Ebola claimed more than 10,000 lives, destroyed communities, and tore families apart. The outbreak also brought confusion and distrust. International Medical Corps commissioned Daniel Jack Lyons to give cameras to survivors of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia…

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Client Spotlight: Human Rights Clinic

For more than 20 years, HealthRight has been helping to stabilize the lives of vulnerable immigrant populations. The letter below was written by a survivor of anti-gay violence from Jamaica who benefited from HealthRight programs. I am an asylum-seeker from Jamaica, where I was the target of anti-gay violence. I’ve…

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HealthRight Joins NYU’s College of Global Public Health in Training Future Public Health Leaders

NYU’s New, Innovative, Intensive One-Year Global MPH Degree Will Train Students on Three Continents “Our Cross-Continental MPH students will benefit from NYU’s extraordinary relationships with international agencies and nonprofit organizations, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations, UNICEF and HealthRight International,” said CGPH Dean, Dr. Cheryl G. Healton. “Our…

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HealthRight Joins the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Miriam* was seven years old when a group of women came to her home in Somalia, where some 95% of women are subjected to Female Genital Cutting (FGC) (also referred to as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Circumcision. She did not know why they were there or what was…

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UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders committed unanimously to adopting a new global agenda with 17 ambitious goals that seek to end poverty by 2030. UN General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, stated “it is an agenda for shared prosperity, peace, and partnership (that) conveys the urgency of climate action (and)…

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Help Support Our Human Rights Clinic

For over 20 years, HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC) has helped the most marginalized immigrants in the United States—those who have experienced horrific torture, abuse and persecution, but who arrive outside of the formal refugee resettlement system and are therefore forced to prove their suffering in order to guarantee their…

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Success Story: Traditional Birth Attendants as Community Based Referral Agents

Salina Chepkonga, 65, has been a Traditional Birth Attendant in Cheptongei, Kenya for the past 28 years. She was educated by our partner, Sobon Support Group, a community-based organization in Kenya, on the benefits of giving birth in health facilities instead of at home. So far, she has referred and…

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GlaxoSmithKline Announced Approval of Experimental Malaria Vaccine

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that their experimental vaccine Mosquirix (also known as RTS,S) has been approved by the European Medicines Agency, which is a major step toward access in Malaria endemic regions. Once Mosquirix passes the World Health Organization’s review it can be used within affected countries. GSK scientist…

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