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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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HealthRight- Nepal Develops Operational Guidelines and Trainers’ Guide for Near Miss Review

November 9-10, 2014 HealthRight successfully completed a 2 day workshop to develop operational guidelines and a trainers’ guide for the WHO Maternal & Neonatal Near Miss Review Research Implementation Project.  The workshop, jointly organized with the Nepal Family Health Division had 26 participants from the national, regiona,l and district level…

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Domestic Violence as a Ground for Asylum in the U.S.: Progress and Challenges

November 23 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women dedicated to raising awareness and motivating action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls. Violence against women is endemic around the world. One in three women experience physical or sexual violence at some…

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HealthRight NYU Capstone Team Presents at APHA

An NYU Capstone Team visited HealthRight’s Nepal program in 2013 to conduct formative research about Gender Based Violence (GBV) – the mitigating factors and survivors’ priority needs in the Nepali context. Their work and results were on display at the 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting Public Health…

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HealthRight Board Member on Stopping Ebola

HealthRight Board member and Dean of Global Health at NYU, Dr. Cheryl Healton, and Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health at NYU, Dr. Christopher Dickey, identify the shortcomings of international development agencies in providing a comprehensive plan for disease prevention in Ebola-affected African countries. Drs. Dickey and Healton note…

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HealthRight Welcomes Four New Directors

October 23, 2014 – HealthRight International, Inc. has announced the addition of four new Directors to serve on its Board of Directors. With these new Directors, HealthRight is strengthening its long-term investment in building sustainable access to health for excluded populations around the world. “All four of these exceptional individuals…

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HealthRight Helps Expand Social Work Across Vietnam

Together with the Research and Training Centre for Community Development Vietnam, HealthRight trains social workers to prepare them to provide psychosocial and mental health care for community members, with a particular emphasis on foster care, domestic violence and building protective communities. Over the past year, HealthRight and partners trained 585…

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