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

  • India: Human rights course for community health workers in Bihar

    educationOver 4,000 community health workers in the Indian State of Bihar will be trained in human rights by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). This course was an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Amnesty International India. The three-month 'Self-Learning Human Rights Certificate Course' aims to promote human rights values and principles of equality, dignity, inclusion, non-discrimination and participation in the public through community health workers.

  • Ethical issues in tuberculosis control

    careOn the occasion of World TB Day 2017 (24 March), the World Health Organization launched new tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidelines to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.