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HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization that works to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. HealthRight was founded in 1990 by pioneering physician and human rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann, who championed the principle that health is a human right and that health and human rights are inextricably linked. From 1990 to 2009, HealthRight was known as Doctors of the World-USA, and during that time was the autonomous U.S. delegation of the International Network of Médecins du Monde.

Headquartered in New York, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine, United States, and Vietnam.

Priorities & Projects

HealthRight projects combine direct service, systems strengthening, and advocacy to ensure broad and long-lasting impact. Its projects are sustained and grown under local conditions and then transferred to local ownership. 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 with these diseases to care and protection from stigma and discrimination

Women’s health, including women’s right to safe and effective maternal and neonatal care, as well as information and equal access to protection and quality health services

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, human trafficking, and gender-based violence

See also

Jonathan Mann

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

External links

HealthRight International Homepage

HealthRight International blog

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HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization that works to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. HealthRight was founded in 1990 by pioneering physician and human rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann, who championed the principle that health is a human right and that health and human rights are inextricably linked. From 1990 to 2009, HealthRight was known as Doctors of the World-USA, and during that time was the autonomous U.S. delegation of the International Network of Médecins du Monde.

Headquartered in New York, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine, United States, and Vietnam.

Priorities & Projects

HealthRight projects combine direct service, systems strengthening, and advocacy to ensure broad and long-lasting impact. Its projects are sustained and grown under local conditions and then transferred to local ownership. 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 with these diseases to care and protection from stigma and discrimination

Women’s health, including women’s right to safe and effective maternal and neonatal care, as well as information and equal access to protection and quality health services

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, human trafficking, and gender-based violence

See also

Jonathan Mann

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

External links

HealthRight International Homepage

HealthRight International blog


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