Replicating a successful model for combating TB

HealthRight has recently expanded its efforts in Chiapas, Mexico, to combat high rates of TB within indigenous communities.  The project will replicate the successful model for TB control founded on partnerships, community mobilization, and advocacy that HealthRight succesfully developed working with Roma communities in Romania.

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HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities.

We work closely with communities and establish local partnerships to deliver health services. At the same time, we provide training and equipment and improve systems to enable our partners to deliver services on their own. Our goal is to create lasting change that supports access to health while strengthening human rights.

Our projects address health and social crises made worse by human rights violations, with a particular focus and expertise on:

  • HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria, including the rights of people living with these diseases to care, and protection from stigma and discrimination
  • Women’s health, including women’s right to information and equal access to protection and quality care, including safe and effective maternal and neonatal care
  • The health and welfare of orphans and other at-risk children and youth, whose wellbeing may be endangered when they lack supportive families or social networks
  • Care and support for survivors of human rights violations such as torture, trafficking, and domestic and gender-based violence

Since its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the United States.