On Thursday January 21, 2010, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) is holding a hearing to discuss the proposed Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The hearing will be from 2-3:30pm in Rayburn House Office Building and is open to the media and public.
In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified 57 countries with severe health worker shortages. These and other nations cannot expect to meet the health and development needs of their people if recruitment practices remain unmonitored and operate without guidelines that are ethical, reflective of local need, and grounded in human rights.
We've received the following message from our colleagues at Partners In Health: Partners in Health are seeking orthopedic surgeons and other medical personnel to assist with disaster relief in Haiti.
Physicians for Human Rights expresses deep concern for the struggling survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti and profound sympathy for the families of the as yet uncounted victims. Clearly, providing relief and protection for survivors must be the immediate priority for the international community.
Last month, PHR released an analysis of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief's (PEPFAR) second five-year strategy.