HealthRight International

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. We work closely with communities and establish local partnerships to deliver health services. At the same time, we provide training and equipment and improve systems to enable our partners to deliver services on their own. Our goal is to build lasting access to health, helping to protect and fulfill the rights of excluded communities.

HealthRight International
240 Greene St
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States
212-226-9890
http://www.healthright.org

Executive Director

Peter Navario

Management Team

Alisa Lycheva, Peter Navario

Board of Directors

Peter May, Mitchell A Kline, Eric A Rose, Stephen M Sammut, Tom Colicchio, Arthur Fried, Steven Elek, Janet Tobias, Charles P Floe, Jack A DeHovitz, James Fornari, Thomas Dougherty, Ramona Sunderwirth, Steven J Berger, Victoria L Sharp, Michael M Furth, Cheryl Healton, Doug Morris, Ashwin Roy

Project Leaders

sostena Romano
Cindy Hung
Jennifer Snell

Mission

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. We work closely with communities and establish local partnerships to deliver health services. At the same time, we provide training and equipment and improve systems to enable our partners to deliver services on their own. Our goal is to build lasting access to health, helping to protect and fulfill the rights of excluded communities.

Programs

Our projects address health and social crises made worse by human rights violations, with a particular focus and expertise on: HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria, including the rights of people living with these diseases to care, and protection from stigma and discrimination Women's health, including women's right to information and equal access to protection and quality care, including safe and effective maternal and neonatal care The health and welfare of orphans and other at-risk children and youth, whose wellbeing may be endangered when they lack supportive families or social networks Care and support for survivors of human rights violations such as torture, trafficking, and domestic and gender-based violence CURRENT PROJECTS: KENYA: Since 2004, HealthRight has worked to build lasting access to health for the economically and geographically isolated communities of Kenya's Northern Rift Valley. HealthRight is partnering with Kenyan health providers and local communities to respond to three areas of critical need: HIV/AIDS, malaria and maternal and neonatal health. HealthRight has successfully implemented programs to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants, build access to malaria prevention and treatment and create care and support services for over 1,700 people living with HIV in five districts of Kenya. NEPAL: Maternal and newborn mortality in Nepal are among the highest in the world, and regional disparities in health system coverage mean that some communities face even worse rates. HealthRight's Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health in Nepal is working with local partners and the health system to lower maternal and newborn deaths and to build lasting access to maternal and neonatal health care for rural communities in Kapilvastu and Arghakhachi. UKRAINE: Along with one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world, Ukraine also faces increasing rates of HIV-infection among women, many of whom have a history of injection drug usage (IDU). Along with the government and local partners, HealthRight is working to increase access to health and social services for HIV-positive and IDU mothers and pregnant women through the MAMA+ project. In addition to providing services, HealthRight is also performing research on national HIV-testing policies and working to raise awareness of treatment options for IDUs, especially women. HealthRight is also improving psychosocial and medical services for street youth, including access to HIV testing, treatment and care. UNITED STATES: Since 1994, HealthRight's Human Rights Clinic has provided assistance to those seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief in the U.S. HRC trains and mobilizes the health sector to provide clinical evaluations to document signs of torture and abuse and prepare expert evidence for use in immigration proceedings. HRC also acts as a bridge between survivors of torture and medical and social support services through the ASSIST program, which enables asylum seekers to overcome the daily challenges of resettlement and accessing follow-up care. VIET NAM: In Viet Nam, stigmatization and fragmented health services have led to limited or no access to care for vulnerable populations. HealthRight is working with local partners to increase access to community based care for women, children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. This program, which builds upon the MAMA+ Project in Russia and Ukraine, is working to create lasting access to health for the communities we serve, while combating the stigma and discrimination that often lead to denial of life-saving care. Since its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

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