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National Call-In Day: Tell Obama to End the Syringe Exchange Ban

10/14/2009

During his campaign, President Obama promised to end the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs. Call President Obama TODAY at (202) 456-1414 or (202) 456-1111 and tell him to keep his promise to save lives.

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PHR Mourns Death of Leon Eisenberg, MD

09/18/2009

Physicians for Human Rights mourns the loss of child psychiatrist, medical educator, and human rights advocate Leon Eisenberg, MD, husband of PHR founding board member Carola Eisenberg, MD.PHR CEO Frank Donaghue said: "The board and staff of Physicians for Human Rights express our appreciation for Leon's lifelong commitment to the advancement of human rights, and extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Carola, and his family and friends. We will all miss our dear friend and colleague."

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US Health Care Falls Far Short

09/08/2009

Medical care is a human right, and the US health care system falls far short. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations with strong US engagement, specifically lists adequate medical care as a human right (Article 25).Tomorrow, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress to press our Senators and Representatives to advance meaningful health care reform.

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Change the Debate on Burma

08/31/2009

Senator Jim Webb recently opined in the New York Times that we can't afford to ignore Myanmar (the official name of Burma since 1989). The senior Democratic senator from Virginia rightly calls for increased engagement with Burma, but for all the wrong reasons.

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A Win for Women: PEPFAR Integrates AIDS and Reproductive Health

08/31/2009

Women's health and human rights are finally being promoted and protected by PEPFAR---thanks to the efforts of activists like you. In the 2010 annual PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) guidance to the field, the Obama administration urged country teams to promote greater coordination between HIV/AIDS programs and family planning and reproductive health.

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