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HealthRight Board Elects New Chair

HealthRight International 240 Greene Street Second Floor New York, NY 10003 www.healthright.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (August 13, 2015) – On July 28th, HealthRight International’s Board of Directors elected Board member Tracey Edwards to be Chairperson. Tracey replaces Steven J. Berger after 10 years as HealthRight Board Chairman….

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HealthRight Engages Social Workers to Strengthen Child Protection Practices

HealthRight is collaborating with the Social Work Professional Development Center in Hanoi to engage social workers in training to help improve their child protection practices. Recently, the capacity building opportunities have expanded to include topics such as cyber safety and non-violent communication. As legislative efforts to introduce foster care nation-wide…

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Human Rights Clinic Assists Migrants from Central America

Over the past two years HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC) has seen demand skyrocket for its critical forensic and case management services. The HRC provided over 570 survivors of torture and other grave human rights abuses with forensic medical and psychological evaluations documenting trauma experienced, as an essential component of…

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Ukraine Program Expands to Include Survivors of Conflict

  HealthRight’s initiative addressing gender-based violence in Ukraine has thus far focused on women and girls who are HIV-positive or street-involved. Now, this work has expanded in response to the country-wide epidemic of forced migration driven by the violent conflict in Ukraine’s eastern regions. With support from the European Commission,…

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HealthRight Partners with Clinic in Nepal

In early 2015, HealthRight partnered with a clinic in Nepal, which serves a very poor community in the Kathmandu valley. Following the April earthquake and the many weeks of aftershocks, HealthRight helped the clinic secure a grant from the American Jewish World Service, which allowed the clinic – named Friends…

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Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends: This year we celebrate HealthRight’s 25th anniversary. Dr. Jonathan Mann started HealthRight in 1990 to realize his vision of health for all by building access to health services for excluded communities. Thirty countries and hundreds of thousands of lives touched later, I am confident he’d be proud of…

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Quarterly Report: Mobile Clinics

HealthRight Mobile Clinics Reaching more families with family planning QUARTERLY REPORT (Feb. 2015- April 2015) By Jennifer Snell (Program Director) and Sofia Schappert (Intern) HealthRight International would like to thank you all for your generous support! Each month, HealthRight continues to supports 20 mobile clinics (10 in Marakwet West and…

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Infographic: End Family Detention

Read the article Sofia Shappert, HealthRight Intern…

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This Side of the Border: Asylum Seekers Face Isolation in Family Immigration Detention Centers

Mothers of the Dilley, Texas family immigration detention center have started their second hunger strike, despite retaliation warnings that they could be separated from their children or placed in isolation, which is a common punishment in these facilities despite international urging to abolish the practice. The mothers launched a national week of action on…

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Violence Against Women in Three Districts of Nepal: A Qualitative Assessment of Services and Needs

J. Cha PhD MPH, I. Garcia MPH MPS ATR-BC, R. Johnson PharmD MPH BCPS, F.Milord DDS MPH, S. Smith MSc MPH, V. Tripathi MPH, N.VanDevanter DrPH RN Introduction: In Nepal, violence against women (VAW) is widespread and has significant, negative impacts on the health and well-being of women, girls, and…

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