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.
This document presents brief descriptions of innovative and successful HIV prevention programs targeting injection drug users in Brazil, Russia, India, and a cross-border area of southern China and northern Vietnam.
Deeply entrenched gender inequities perpetuate the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana and Swaziland,the two countries with the highest HIV prevalence in the world.10 The legal systems in both countries grant women lesser status than men, restricting property, inheritance and other rights.