Fact: Washington, DC, with a population of fewer than 600,000, has about twice as many physicians as do the over 80 million residents of Ethiopia. For almost a decade, PHR has been a world leader on building human resources for health.
House Resolution (H.R.) 1064, which condemns Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, was introduced in the House last week and currently has 39 cosponsors. Representative Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is the primary sponsor of the bill.
Want to help the people of Haiti? Below are several volunteer and job opportunities for both health workers and for those with logistical/humanitarian aid experience.
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.