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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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Portraits of Resilience: Transcending Barriers Through Portraiture

A powerful portrait can pervade one’s memory. After all, the human eye is programmed to recognize and connect with faces. The traveling exhibition by photographer Daniel Jack Lyons contains a series of Portraits of Resilience; which have personified the work of HealthRight International and distinguishes the stories of the orphans,…

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Behind the Lens of Daniel Jack Lyons

On Thursday, March 12, HealthRight International held its second benefit featuring the work of American photographer Daniel Jack Lyons at the Rogue Space Chelsea in New York. Portraits of Resilience — an exhibition celebrating the triumph of excluded communities to overcome global health inequality — is a collection of portraits…

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HealthRight Study Shows Mobile Clinics Are a Viable Alternative to Hospitals for Very Ill, Isolated Populations

HealthRight International’s Africa Program Director, Jennifer Olson, co-authored a study that explores the efficacy of mobile clinics in linking people in rural areas with health care in Kenya. The study compares HIV outcomes between HIV-positive patients who chose to access treatment from a regional hospital to those who chose care…

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Ebola and Human Rights – The Lancet

The presence of Ebola in west Africa has exacerbated already fragile health systems, and fear – like an opportunistic infection – has dominated the discourse, rendering human rights tertiary behind the competing priorities of halting the disease’s spread and controlling media-induced panic. Rather than relying on science, those responsible for…

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