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Continuing Medical Education Credits Available for PHR Asylum Network Training in Miami, FL

09/18/2009

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Physicians for Human Rights are pleased to invite you to a training for health professionals on how to diagnose, evaluate and document the physical and psychological after-effects of torture and other severe human rights violations.

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Training Opportunities for Health Professionals Interested in Helping Torture Survivors

07/30/2009

There are several upcoming training opportunities for health professionals interested in learning more about the medical documentation of survivors of torture and trauma.PHR is hosting two trainings for current and prospective Asylum Network volunteers on how to diagnose, evaluate and document the physical and psychological after-effects of torture and other severe human rights violations.

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Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Refuge in the US Get Great News, But Need Your Help

07/22/2009

Gender-based violence threatens the lives and safety of millions of people around the world each year. In the US alone, approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of gender-based violence annually. Sadly, violence against women is more the rule than the exception in many parts of the world.

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Health Professionals to Immigration Agency: Medical Care Is Not "Terrorism"

06/01/2009

Over 100 health professionals sent a letter urging the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security to stop denying entry into the US to health professionals who have treated wounded combatants.

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One Man, One Woman, One Prison and How We Stop a Health and Human Rights Disaster

04/03/2009

A man dies in immigration detention; isn't this old news? But the NY Times article on the almost forgotten death of Pakistani immigrant Ahmed Tanveer provides important insight---particularly for what reporter Nina Bernstein doesn't say directly.

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