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We are writing to urge a significant increase in U.S. pressure on the Government of Pakistan to end martial law and to release those who have been detained or are under house arrest.
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.
PHR Advisor Dr. Allen Keller Testifies Before House Immigration Subcommittee about Harmful Detention Conditions
PHR advisor Dr. Allen Keller, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Center for Survivors of Torture, testified on behalf of PHR and the Center, warning that inadequate health care and harmful detention conditions - documented in PHR's 2003 report "From Persecution to Prison" — appear to have worsened over the past four years.
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.
Dr. Allen Keller Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee on CIA "Enhanced Interrogation Program"
Dr. Allen Keller, MD, a PHR member and Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, testified on September 25, 2007 in closed session at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's hearing on U.S. interrogation policy.