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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

FIELD NOTES - The newsletter of HealthRight International - Spring 2010

 

Letter from the Executive Director

Speaking at HealthRight's New York Headquarters on April 12, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Paul Hunt highlighted the importance of communicating the successes of public health programs that place human rights at the foundation of their work. He said, “I think it is important to get beyond the generalities and look at specifics - specific communities, specific rights, specific bits of the right to health.” Read more...  

Board Member Ramona Sunderwirth Reflects On 20 Years of Health and Human Rights

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of HealthRight International. In that time, HealthRight (known as Doctors of the World-USA until 2009) has worked in over 30 countries on four continents, and has grown from a dedicated band of volunteers to a dynamic organization committed to building sustainable access to health for some of the world’s most excluded communities. Read more... 

New Malaria Initiative to Reach Marginalized Communities in Kenya

HealthRight's newly launched Partnership for the Prevention and Treatment of Malaria is working to build local sustainable access to life-saving malaria prevention and treatment services for the people of the North Rift Valley – with a special focus on the needs of pregnant women and children, who are at highest risk. Read more... 

A Community United and a Child's Dream Fulfilled

In Viet Nam, HealthRight is working with communities to combat discrimination against and build lasting access to health for families and children affected by HIV. The objectives are broad – changing the world is always a big endeavor – but the impacts are tangible and personal. Read more...   

 

News and Updates

News and updates for Spring 2010 from HealthRight's programs around the world. Read more...