Physicians for Human Rights - USA

General Information
Physicians for Human Rights mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity and justice and promotes the right to health for all. Harnessing the specialized skills, rigor, and passion of doctors, nurses, public health specialists and scientists, PHR investigates human rights abuses and works to stop them.

Focus Areas
Campaign Against Torture/Campaign For Accountability; Asylum Program; Immigration Detention; International Forensic Program; Emergency Response (recent investigations in Zimbabwe and Burma); Sexual & Gender-based Violence; Colleagues at Risk; PHR Student Program (formation of PHR Chapters at medical schools across the US)

Main Activities
PHR conducts investigations and publishes their findings. Staff educate through press and news releases and advocate for change through advocacy and education at top levels in government.

Contact Information
Adress: Physicians for Human Rights , 2 Arrow Street, Suite 301, USA
Telephone: +1 617 301 4200
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest News

  • Adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

    mum babyA new publication of the Centre for Reproductive Rights analyses young people's access to sexual and reproductive health from a human rights perspective. It concludes that significant gaps remain in adolescents' knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and ability to access essential sexual and reproductive health services.

  • Brazil: Gaps in response to Zika virus outbreak

    mum babyIn a recent Human Rights Watch report, the organization states that Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate. As a result, the Zika threat in Brazil remains, even though the government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017.