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Allan Rosenfield, MD, PHR Board Member, Passes Away

10/16/2008

Physicians for Human Rights Board Member Allan G. Rosenfield, MD, of Hartsdale, New York, passed away at his home on October 12, 2008. Dr. Rosenfield, 75, a public health leader, renowned professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a forceful and visionary advocate for women's health and human rights had suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and myasthenia gravis.

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Letter to President Bush Urges Leadership on Millenium Development Goals

09/22/2008

PHR joins other NGOs in urging President Bush to assert bold and thoughtful leadership when nations convene at the UN in September 2008, to chart a course to accelerate action on the Millenium Development Goals...

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Governments: Address Maternal Death as an Urgent Matter of Human Rights

09/19/2008

PHR is calling on the governments convening at the UN General Assembly to make an immediate commitment to stopping the alarming rate of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth...

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Human Rights Groups at Mexico City AIDS Conference Petition Iran for Release of HIV/AIDS Doctors

08/04/2008

(Mexico City) A coalition of AIDS and human rights organizations that includes Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) has launched a campaign to free two Iranian physicians, Drs. Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei. The doctors, who are brothers, are active in HIV/AIDS education, prevention and treatment in Iran.

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First-Ever Guide for Building Human Rights into Health Workforce Planning, in Africa and Beyond, Released in Mexico City

08/04/2008

(Mexico City) Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), in consultation with numerous African NGOs, government officials, and individual health professionals, is releasing a guide today that shows how even very poor countries can build human rights into their health workforce planning and raise the standard of health among their citizens.

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