Developing Rights-based Health Systems and Overcoming the Global Health Workforce Crisis: Proposals for the Obama Administration's Global Health Initiative
The Obama Administration is in the process of developing an integrated strategy on global health, the Global Health Initiative (GHI). PHR has developed an extensive set of recommendations for how the GHI can support rights-based health systems.
Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran called on the Iranian authorities to allow for an independent investigation into the suspicious death of Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani, who may have been witness to the possible ill treatment, torture, and deaths of prisoners at Kahrizak detention center...
Letter from Health Advocates: Concerns about Global Health Workforce Issues in the US Health Reform Efforts
Congress is considering legislation that could worsen the current brain drain of doctors and nurses from poor countries, such as Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda, say global health advocates. A coalition of organizations and individuals committed to improving health in low-income countries has written to President Obama...
Aiding Torture: Health Professionals' Ethics and Human Rights Violations Demonstrated in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report
This 6-page white paper shows that the extent to which American doctors and psychologists violated human rights and betrayed the ethical standards of their professions by designing, implementing, and legitimizing a worldwide torture program, is worse than previously known.
PHR calls on President Obama launch a probe into the alleged Dasht-e-Leili massacre and its cover-up by the Bush Administration.