PHR Applauds Administration Submission of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Senate
The Obama administration's decision to submit the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to the US Senate for ratification was applauded by PHR today. Although the US signed the convention in 2009, Senate ratification is required for the US to become fully bound by the Convention
PHR mourns the untimely loss of Dr. Paul Epstein, one of our pioneering medical activists, former board and executive committee member. Paul joined PHR's board in 1987 soon after the organization's launch, and participated in several landmark assessments.
Physicians for Human Rights has created a guide to assist policymakers, health workers, and civil society comprehensively respond to stigma and discrimination in the health sector, and to secure patients’ rights.
To support applicants in including health systems strengthening interventions in their proposals, PHR and the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, an international civil society-led coalition supported by the Global Health Workforce Alliance, in collaboration with Health Systems 20/20, have developed this Health Systems Strengthening Toolkit for Global Fund Round 10 Proposals.
Stigma, Discrimination, and PEPFAR Partnership Framework Agreements: An Analysis of Selected Issues in Five Agreements
PHR has analyzed how four final and one draft PEPFAR partnership framework agreement have addressed several issues related to stigma and discrimination: legal and regulatory reform, stigma and discrimination in the health sector, and recognition of the need to address stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities. Partnership framework agreements set out the strategic framework for how the United States and partner countries will cooperate in combating AIDS over the next five years, and will be followed by more detailed implementation plans.