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PHR Calls for Unfettered Access for Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

11/26/2013

PHR is calling on the U.S. government to immediately enter into high-level negotiations with the Russian government to ensure unfettered access in Syria for the International Committee of the Red Cross and other U.N. and humanitarian organizations that urgently need to provide vital services and supplies.

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Turkish Government Considering Criminalizing Emergency Care

11/26/2013

In its latest attempt to harass medical professionals and the injured demonstrators they treat, the government of Turkey is considering a health bill that would criminalize certain aspects of emergency medical care and force doctors to compromise their professional duty to treat those in need.

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PHR Reiterates Call to Release Imprisoned Medics in Bahrain and Stop Shipment of Tear Gas

11/22/2013

PHR today reaffirmed its call to the Bahraini government to immediately release medical professionals who have been wrongfully prisoned and stop the ongoing targeting of the medical community.

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Resolution to End Persecution of the Rohingya in Burma Introduced

11/19/2013

PHR welcomed the introduction of a resolution that aims to end discrimination against the Rohingya, a minority group in Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar) that is one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic groups.

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Physicians Who Do Harm

The Last Word On Nothing
11/06/2013

First, do no harm. It’s a commandment often incorrectly attributed to the Hippocratic oath yet it provides an ethical foundation for modern medicine. The American Medical Association’s principles of medical ethics begins, “A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.”

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