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
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Latest News

  • New website: Medicines Law & Policy

    careThe new website Medicines Law & Policy, launched recently by leading specialists on access to medicines and intellectual property law, provides policy and legal analysis, best practice models and other information that can be used by governments, non-governmental organisations, product development initiatives, funding agencies, UN agencies and others working to ensure the availability of effective, safe and affordable medicines for all.

  • ICN Health and Human Rights Award for Japanese leprosy ambassador

    thumbs upThe International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented its Health and Human Rights Award to Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, at the 2017 ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on May 27. The award was presented in recognition of Sasakawa's contribution to the fight against leprosy and leprosy-related discrimination, and his achievements in the field of health and human rights.