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Representatives Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced a bill on July 26, 2011 that will protect medical neutrality around the world. This is Rep. McDermott's statement for the official record.
Richard Sollom, Deputy Director of PHR, testified to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, US Congress, on Bahrain's attacks on and detention of medical professionals in the wake of protests against the government in February and March, 2011.
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.
Now, almost six months after the policy review, an honest accounting of the "benchmarks" for progress in Sudan suggests how much important work remains to be done if broader conflict is to be avoided.
PHR has done considerable research on the impact of psychological torture techniques used by US personnel on terrorist suspect detainees and has now applied that work in a new context: Domestic US incarceration and treatment of prisoners.