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Developing Rights-based Health Systems and Overcoming the Global Health Workforce Crisis: Proposals for the Obama Administration's Global Health Initiative
The Obama Administration is in the process of developing an integrated strategy on global health, the Global Health Initiative (GHI). PHR has developed an extensive set of recommendations for how the GHI can support rights-based health systems.
In a concise format that should be attractive to policymakers and advocates alike, this document offers guidance on how to ensure that human rights, and in particular the right to health, inform the process of developing, funding, and monitoring health workforce plans, and the content of those plans. Such an approach is an obligation of countries and recognized good practice.
Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran called on the Iranian authorities to allow for an independent investigation into the suspicious death of Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani, who may have been witness to the possible ill treatment, torture, and deaths of prisoners at Kahrizak detention center...
PHR sent a letter calling on the Obama administration to restore the integrity of military medical ethics.
As Secretary of State Rice prepares to travel to Libya in the coming days, PHR has written to her to urge that human rights cases be a central focus of her dialogue with Libyan officials...