Distance learning courses HREA

sample1_lnewsHuman Rights Education Associates (HREA) is issuing a final call for applications for a series of new short certificate courses via e-learning. These short e-learning courses are six weeks in duration and involve approximately 30 hours of reading, interaction with students and instructor on discussion boards, and web-based seminars with invited guests.

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Pain treatment for Kenyan children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urges Kenyan government to provide pain treatment for Kenyan children in acute and chronic pain suffer needlessly because of government policies that restrict access to inexpensive pain medicines, a lack of investment in palliative care services, and inadequately trained health workers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released recently.

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Update online training manual Human Rights for Health Workers

sample2_lnewsIFHHRO's training manual Human Rights for Health Workers has recently been updated by adding new sessions in French.

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Call for nominations


The Global Health Workforce Alliance is calling for nominees for a series of awards that will be presented at the Global Forum on Human Resources for Health to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 to 29 January 2011.

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Ukraine: Serious concerns for detained doctor’s health

sample1_lnews Dr. Illya Podolyan is a physician who provides substitution maintenance therapy to his patients, people using drugs in Ukraine.

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Latest News

  • Unfulfilled healthcare needs of migrant women care workers

    careOn November 21, a high-level panel at a meeting convened in Geneva will discuss a new WHO report entitled "Women on the Move: Migration, care work and health". Available data shows that a substantial and growing proportion of care work is being undertaken by migrants, the majority of whom are women. In Italy for instance, nearly 90% of home-based caregivers are foreign born. In this report, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls attention "to a global situation in which migrant women care workers buttress health systems in countries where there are shortfalls in healthcare provision, while their own right to health is eroded and their health care needs go unfulfilled." 

  • Why is adolescents’ health a human rights issue?

    ifhhroAdolescents face a myriad of threats to their right to health including violence, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices. At the same time, they face multiple barriers to health services, including restrictive laws, unavailability of contraception or safe abortions; failure to ensure privacy and confidentiality; judgemental service provision, and discrimination. Our volunteer Tara Ornstein wrote an article about adolescents’ right to health for our website, explaining what the issues are and what health professionals can do to safeguard adolescents’ health and rights.