HealthRight International, formerly known as Doctors of the World-USA, is a global health and human rights organization, based in New York City. HealthRight was founded in 1990 by physician and human rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann.
Headquartered in New York, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, and Vietnam.
Priorities & Projects
HealthRight projects combine direct service, systems strengthening, and advocacy. Its projects are sustained and grown under local conditions and then transferred to local ownership. Projects address health and social crises made worse by human rights violations, with a particular focus and expertise on:
- HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, including the rights of people with these diseases to care and protection from stigma and discrimination
- Women's health, including women's right to safe and effective maternal and neonatal care, as well as information and equal access to protection and quality health services
- The health and welfare of orphans and other at risk children and youth, whose well-being may be endangered when they lack supportive families or social networks
- Care and support for survivors of human rights violations such as torture, human trafficking, and gender-based violence
- Jonathan Mann
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
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