A Quick Recap of Grants Awarded in 2016 & 2017
MAC AIDS supports new PrEP Project in Kilifi County, Kenya
MAC AIDS Fund awarded HealthRight International $200,000 USD to support the two-year open label demonstration project entitled, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) efficacy and feasibility among male sex workers in coastal Kenya.
Strengthening the Foster Care System in Vietnam
Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship awarded HealthRight International $60,000 to improve the capacity of social workers in Vietnam to undertake child protection investigations, foster care processes, risk assessments, and case management of vulnerable families.
Tailoring school based models for mental health promotion and violence prevention in rural Nepal
UBS Optimus granted $334,959 to adapt a school-based approach to violence prevention in rural Nepal. In partnership with New York University’s School of Medicine, the implementation research seeks to build primary school teachers’ capacity to address mental health in schools and at home with students’ families.
Expanding the Human Rights Clinic’s programming to Long Island, NY
HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC) was recently awarded a two-year grant from the Pritchard Charitable Trust to expand the HRC program model. The project will serve immigrant survivors of torture, persecution, abuse and neglect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties of New York State.
Improving Maternal and Child Health in rural Kenya
HealthRight is partnering with Medic Mobile and Kilifi Kids to strengthen maternal and child health infrastructure by implementing a tested SMS tool with community health volunteers. With support from the Rotary Foundation, HealthRight seeks to improve maternal and child health outcomes in Kenya’s rural North Rift Valley.
Building resilient maternal and neonatal health systems in urban settlements
With funding from USAID and IMA World Health, HealthRight will implement a project to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes through increased coverage with essential maternal, neonatal and child health interventions in selected health facilities and community units in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya.
Combating child trafficking in Vietnam
With funding from the Boeing Company, HealthRight will collaborate with the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) to assist children in dealing with the impact of trafficking and exploitation. Through this project, HealthRight will adapt a psychosocial training program and will support RTCCD in piloting age-appropriate and culturally-sensitive psychosocial assistance to child survivors and those at risk for trafficking and exploitation in Vietnam.
Preventing HIV and recidivism for women and adolescents in conflict with the law
The Elton John AIDS Foundation granted HealthRight £612,496 to implement an innovative intervention among youth and women that integrates HIV prevention and recidivism risk reduction both within penitentiary institutions and in the community. The project aims to promote new learning about the roles of parents and probation services in preventing recidivism and HIV among those exiting prison.
Addressing gender-based violence prevention in partnership with UNFPA Ukraine
In December 2017, HealthRight Ukraine and their local implementing partner, Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health, received approximately $1,432,924 from UNFPA to support activities for the project entitled, integrated response to end gender-based violence against women and adolescent girls in Eastern Ukraine. The project aims to strengthen humanitarian response to the need of most vulnerable women and female adolescents affected by armed conflict.
Program support from UNICEF in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health was awarded $345,920 from UNICEF to assist the Ministry of Health in Ukraine to integrate adolescent-oriented services at Primary Health Care systems within the ongoing Health Care Reform in Ukraine. UFPH also received $213,937 from UNICEF for a six month project that aims to integrate responses to issues of gender-based violence in Eastern Ukraine.
Supporting survivors of torture in Ukraine
In both 2016 and 2017, HealthRight received two grants from the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT) to support service provider capacity building and direct services for survivors of torture.
Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in the NYC Metro Area
In response to the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in their home countries and seeking safety in the NY metro area, in 2016, HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic received a grant from the Harman Family Foundation to train volunteer clinicians in conducting forensic evaluations for child and adolescent immigrant survivors of torture and abuse. HealthRight received follow-on funding in 2017 to support and engage trained volunteers in evaluating child immigrants and connecting clients to needed services in their communities.