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PHR Salutes and Bids Farewell to President Leonard Rubenstein

10/02/2009

Physicians for Human Rights pays tribute and bids farewell to Leonard Rubenstein, who served as our executive director from 1996 through 2007; and then president of PHR in 2007 when Frank Donaghue became our chief executive officer....

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US Should Not Deprive Poor Countries of Doctors and Nurses, Say Global Health Advocates

09/14/2009

Congress is considering legislation that could worsen the current brain drain of doctors and nurses from poor countries, such as Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda, say global health advocates.

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Physicians for Human Rights Statement On Health Care Reform

09/04/2009

As our nation debates the vital issue of health care reform, we must not lose sight of the crucial human rights obligations at stake. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations with strong U.S. engagement, specifically lists adequate medical care as a human right (Article 25)...

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Physicians' Group Remembers Senator Ted Kennedy for Leadership

08/26/2009

In our lifetime, no one has done more to champion health as a universal right than Senator Ted Kennedy...

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Physicians for Human Rights: Obama Rightly Honors Mary Robinson

08/06/2009

(Cambridge, Mass.) — Mary Robinson, the courageous former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is among the distinguished recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to be awarded on August 12, 2009 by President Obama.

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