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In the fall of 2008, PHR had the privilege of leading human rights advocacy training for a large group of medical students at Herare's University of Zimbabwe medical college.

By December, in an emergency mission urgently requested by those same students, PHR found that a causal chain ran from President Mugabe’s economic policies to Zimbabwe’s economic collapse, food insecurity and malnutrition, and outbreaks of infectious disease, including cholera. Our report, Health in Ruins, documents PHR's findings.

Media Availability: Winner of Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights (May 26, 2009)

Through his work with the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR), Dr. Gwatidzo has passionately taken action against the human rights violations of the current government.

As Obama Urges Emergency Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens (February 2, 2009)

When Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released its emergency report on Jan. 13 detailing Zimbabwe's health system collapse the reported cholera death toll soared past 2,000....

Doctors Call Zimbabwe's Ruined Health System a "Man-Made Disaster" (January 13, 2009)

In a new report released today, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) finds that a causal chain runs from Mugabe's economic policies to Zimbabwe's economic collapse, food insecurity and malnutrition and the current outbreaks of infectious disease...

Health System Collapse Requires International Intervention, Concludes PHR Report (January 13, 2009)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has published a report showing how the cholera epidemic which ravages Zimbabwe is but one symptom of an utter collapse of the country's health system.

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Zimbabwe Today, Burma Tomorrow? Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable in South Africa (May 24, 2012)

What happens when high-ranking government officials from Zimbabwe, who committed crimes against humanity, travel to South Africa, where the law requires the investigation and prosecution of such individuals? Nothing. That is, until now.

Zimbabwe - NGO’s banned in Masvingo Province (February 22, 2012)

Last week, The Governor of the Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe banned 29 NGO’s providing humanitarian relief and security in the region. The banned organizations – which include both local groups like Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Care International have provided basic services and support to mitigate a worsening humanitarian situation in the country.

Zimbabwe: 660 People Treated for Typhoid (January 25, 2012)

While the Zimbabwean Constitution Select Committee drafts a new constitution for the country, The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights note that the constitution lacks transparency and, importantly, legitimacy may be a long-awaited opportunity to fairly and freely elect a candidate.

A Dangerous Time for Human Rights in Zimbabwe (July 6, 2011)

According to recent reports from watchdog organization Sokwanele, politically motivated human rights abuses are on the rise in Zimbabwe. President Mugabe must no longer be allowed to violate the rights of his people and the terms of agreements he has signed onto with impunity.

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Health in Ruins (January 2009)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) witnesses the utter collapse of Zimbabwe's health system, once a model in southern Africa.

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Health in Ruins

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) witnesses the utter collapse of Zimbabwe's health system, once a model in southern Africa. Read More »