PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Introduced as a Bold Plan to Fight AIDS; Women, Disproportionately Affected by AIDS, Stand to Benefit
Physicians for Human Rights applauds the upcoming introduction of the United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (known as the PEPFAR reauthorization bill) in to the House of Representatives and strongly supports the bill's call for at least $50 billion over five years.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) expressed its condolences to the family and staff of Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), a tireless and fearless defender of human rights, who passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer.
A Call for Protection of Civilians as Chad Crisis Deepens; Humanitarian Assistance Must Be Restored for Darfurian Refugees and Chadian Civilians
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) condemns the violence that has swept through Chad and calls upon all parties to demonstrate restraint, prioritize the protection of civilians, and facilitate humanitarian access.
Physicians for Human Rights Calls on Secretary Rice to Insist on Improvements in Libya's Human Rights Record
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, slated to meet with Libya's foreign minister Abdel-Rahman Shalqam in Washington DC today, to place human rights at the center of discussions about the countries' bilateral relations.
Taking into account new UNAIDS prevalence numbers, 140 leading AIDS researchers, clinicians, medical school deans and a former head of the Centers for Disease Control have signed a letter to President Bush affirming the need for $55 to $60 billion for PEPFAR reauthorization in order to keep pace with the AIDS pandemic.