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HealthRight Kenya Recognized by Partner, Medic Mobile

HealthRight and Medic Mobile have forged a new partnership in Kenya. Together, the organizations are working to improve the health supply chain system in Kenya where only 65% of rural families have access to the medicines that they need. The pilot project will allow staff in nine health centers in…

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HealthRight Funded to Integrate Family Planning into Kenya Programs

In March of this year, HealthRight was awarded nearly $500,000 from Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) to integrate family planning activities into Kenya’s program to improve maternal and neonatal health. In Marakwet, Kenya, only 35% of women of reproductive age use a modern method of family planning and many have…

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HealthRight International Appoints New Human Rights Clinic Program Director

HealthRight is pleased to announce that Jean Bae, J.D., M.P.H, will join the organization as Director of the Human Rights Clinic (HRC). In this role, she will oversee HealthRight’s work with foreign-born torture survivors in the U.S. including forensic evaluations, case management and social support services, and advocacy. Jean brings…

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HealthRight Paper published in Journal of Global Social Welfare

Earlier this Spring, a paper detailing our innovative remote case management service was recently published in the Journal of Global Social Welfare. As an integral part of the program, the Human Rights Clinic (HRC) conducts follow-up assessments with its torture survivor clients to examine whether their essential needs concerning shelter,…

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UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture – Celebrating Survival and Resilience

“We tell their stories so they know they are not alone. So they know they are not forgotten.” by Lisa Matos, Program Director, Human Rights Clinic Souleymane*’s body tells a story of severe and prolonged torture and persecution. As a student organizer and supporter of the opposition party in his…

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HealthRight Donates $400,000 of Medical Equipment to clinics in Marakwet County, Kenya

Our work in Kenya has made local news again! HealthRight recently donated $400,000 of medical equipment to clinics in Marakwet County to help improve maternal health throughout the region, and continue our work of improving health outcomes for mothers and newborns.    …

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LGBT struggle continues in asylum process

As the world watches the recent passage of draconian anti-homosexual laws in Russia, Uganda, and Nigeria, we at the Human Rights Clinic are mindful of the consequences left in their wake. Although individuals have been seeking asylum in the United States based on their sexual orientation for decades, it seems…

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Shared Mission of Health Equity Joins NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health and HealthRight International

For Immediate Release June 4, 2014 Contact:  Robert Polner 212.998.2337 / 646.522.3046 robert.polner@nyu.edu Shared Mission of Health Equity Joins NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health and HealthRight International A unique collaboration between New York University’s Global Institute of Public Health (NYU GIPH) and the global health and human rights organization HealthRight International, Inc. was announced…

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One Year Down the Line

Prepared by Dr. KÓuma Thomas One year has passed since I joined HealthRight International Kenya. I had worked amongst refugees and the local populace, in remote and difficult places and even in very stable and predictable areas. After staying with HealthRight for one year, it is time to reflect on…

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Radisson Blu Hotel’s Pastry Chef Leads a Baking Master Class for Halfway House Residents

Ukraine, April 2014 HealthRight’s halfway house in Kyiv, Ukraine, is a transitional residence for women and girls who are pregnant or have young children. Many of the residents are also HIV-infected, escaping violence in their homes, or recovering from substance addictions. The challenges of becoming a mother for the first…

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