An unprecedented surge of citizen activism demanding the release of famed Indian pediatrician, Binayak Sen, culminated last Thursday when people from around the world held vigils in his honor. Physicians for Human Rights has worked for Dr. Sen's release ever since government authorities arrested him on bogus charges of sedition on May 14, 2007.
The current H1N1 swine flu epidemic demonstrates the critical need to promote international cooperation in combating infectious diseases. Without open communication among scientists and public health specialists, lethal pandemic disease can unexpectedly erupt.
On Monday President Obama announced his intent to nominate Eric Goosby, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation as the US Global AIDS Coordinator.
Zimbabwe—once Southern Africa's bread basket—is starving for food, for water, for justice, for peace. Join Physicians for Human Rights and Amnesty International USA as we launch a petition and photo drive for Zimbabwe in honor of the country's Independence Day—which is today, April 18.
In a recent letter to the New York Times, [Richard Sollom] suggested that donor governments maintain targeted sanctions against a small cohort of Zimbabwe's power elite, but that they should also now provide targeted humanitarian support to the struggling country in transition.