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Demand HHS Take Action to Reunite Families Now

07/13/2018

The clock is ticking on the court-appointed deadline to reunite asylum-seeking children who have been cruelly separated from their parents at the U.S. border. As health professionals and supporters of human rights, we must demand action now.

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Detention Facilities Display Dangerous Trend of Delayed and Inadequate Care

06/20/2018

For a doctor, there is nothing harder than seeing a patient with a treatable condition not receiving basic care. I recently met a woman in U.S. immigration detention. She said that although she had notified the corrections staff that she suffered from chronic hypertension, it took four days for her to be given her blood pressure medication. By then she was experiencing stabbing pains in her chest.

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On the Cutting Edge – Without Electricity or Internet

06/05/2018

PHR’s award-winning mobile app MediCapt enables doctors, clinical officers, and nurses to collect, store, and securely share forensic medical evidence in cases of sexual violence. The app has already been field-tested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and earlier this year PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones launched MediCapt in Kenya.

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These Women Were Repeatedly Beaten and Raped. They Deserve U.S. Protection.

05/24/2018

Among the hundreds of thousands of people desperately seeking asylum in the United States each year are countless victims of domestic violence trying to escape a life of abuse. They’re often fleeing such extreme situations that they are willing to leave behind everything they know and to risk hardship and danger along the treacherous journey to safety.

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Pioneering a Game-changer in the Fight Against Sexual Violence

05/16/2018

PHR’s award-winning MediCapt mobile app enables doctors, clinical officers, and nurses to collect, store, and securely share forensic medical evidence in cases of sexual violence. After field-testing the app in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones launched MediCapt in Kenya earlier this year. Kenya Program Associate Suzanne Obanda Kidenda shares her experiences introducing this innovative tool.

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