HealthRight believes health is a human right, and that it’s a global problem with a local solution. We improve life for the world’s most vulnerable populations by empowering local workers and systems to provide effective and sustainable care.
Poor health disproportionately affects human rights victims. For more than 30 years across 30 countries, we’ve worked with activists, midwives, community organizations, and local governments to make it right. We invest resources, training, and expertise to help them perform the uniquely taxing work of reaching those who have been persecuted, excluded, or forgotten by traditional systems. These relationships are key to our success: Together, we prove the power of local solutions.
HealthRight was established in 1990 by HIV/AIDS clinician Jonathan Mann, who advocated the visionary idea that health and human rights are inextricably linked. Today we operate in Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, the US, and Vietnam, focusing on women, children, migrants, at-risk adolescents, sexual minorities, and the LGBT community. Beyond pairing people in need with people who can help, we integrate medical and mental health services—a rarity within the global health landscape.
Five principles guide our work:
We seek not only to save lives, but also to make our innovations part of the fabric of health care across entire regions, countries, and the world at large.
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