President Bush has shown great compassion and leadership in founding the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or Pepfar. When historians look back at his administration, they will see that he saved at least a million lives.
Human Rights Groups Urge Secretary of State Rice to Call on Pakistan to Restore Independent Judiciary and Lift Media Restrictions
On December 21, 2007, the Human Rights Leadership Coalition, of which PHR is a member, sent a letter urging Secretary Rice and President Bush to unequivocally call for the restoration of an independent judiciary in Pakistan and the lifting of restrictions on the media, particularly television.
Peru's persistently high maternal mortality ratio, the second highest in South America, dramatically illustrates systemic inequities that ravage the overall society and in turn reflect systematic violations of human rights and vast disparities in the health care system.
On October 9, 2007, Physicians for Human Rights and Health Gap, US leaders of the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, the civil society-led network of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), sent an open letter to the 2008 presidential candidates. The letter offered several recommendations for global health proposals, based on the input of health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States.
In 2006, PHR's partner group, the Action Group for Health, human rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA) Uganda, launched its health financing campaign, with the goal to improve the health and human rights of all Ugandans by advocating for increased and effective health sector financing.