Discrimination in health care in the US

careHuman rights advocacy groups in the United States have called for federal and state governments to make more concerted efforts to sweep away racial and ethnic disparities in people’s health and in health care.

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Announcement: ISHHR training and conference, October 2011

conferenceFrom 6 to 9 October 2011, ISHHR will organize its 9th Capacity Building Workshops and Conference in Health and Human Rights in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

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Fellowships for human rights defenders

educationIn the latest issue of Amnesty International's News for Health Professionals (5 October 2010), Amnesty listed a number of fellowship opportunies for human rights defenders.


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WHO website on access to essential medicines

careThe World Health Organization has recently launched a special section on its website on access to essential medicines as a part of human rights.

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New Member Organisation

sample1_lnewsIFHHRO warmly welcomes a new member to its international federation of health and

human rights organisations: the Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) – Tbilisi.

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  • Human rights law and access to abortion

    legalThe recently published Human Rights Watch Q&A on Human Rights Law and Access to Abortion discusses abortion as a human rights issue and the health consequences of unsafe abortions. It also shows that restrictive abortion policies do not reduce the rate of unsafe abortions, and highlights the positions of UN experts and agencies on the criminalization of abortion.

  • Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

    arrestLast week, on 17 July, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines took place at the UN headquarters in New York. Sub-titled "Advancing Health-Related SDGs through Policy Coherence", the panel came together during the UN High Political Forum on Sustainable Development. William New of the news service Intellectual Property Watch wrote a short report of this event.