Mission: Healthright international is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting health for excluded commmunities. See continuation on schedule o.
Programs: In 2014, healthright kenya programs worked to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes in marakwet east and west. To achieve this aim, healthright supported nine rural health facilities, 1,000 community health workers, and five local community health organizations. Throughout the year, healthright trained 1,968 health care workers and community partners on a variety of topics including respectful maternity care, family planning, the kenya essential community health package, maternal and neonatal health basics, and social behavior change strategies. In addition, each of the nine partner facilities received funding to renovate their maternity wards in 2014. And community partners organized 554 educational events that reached 22,564 people with educational health messages for mothers and babies. Healthright supported facilities to organize mobile outreach clinics in remote villages that served nearly 15,000 people with primary health care including immunizations, family planning, and treatment for malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
ukrainehealthright completed the violence free project, providing care and support to women survivors of gender-based violence, and launched an expansion of this program to ten new regions. In june, healthright began delivering services to internally displaced people living in camps and in the community. The steps hiv prevention program continued, with the intervention implemented in children's prisons and detention centers, as well as probation departments, and government employees trained as facilitators. Healthright's continuum of care in kiev continued to serve street-involved girls, with new interventions designed to improve the health of adolescents living with hiv.
human rights clinic2014 marked the 21st year of the human rights clinic (hrc). Started in the bronx in 1993 in partnership with the north central bronx hospital and montefiore medical center's residency program in primary care and social internal medicine, healthright international's hrc has since expanded to operate in 12 locations around the country: arizona, california, colorado, connecticut, district of columbia, maine, maryland, new jersey, new york, pennsylvania, virginia and washington state. Over the past 20+ years, the hrc has:a. Trained over 1,500 physicians and mental health professionals to provide forensic evaluations and document signs of torture in survivors seeking asylum and other protections in the u. S. B. Provided more than 5,500 pro bono forensic evaluations to over 4,800 survivors of torture and other gross human rights abuses from 130 countriesc. Connected hundreds of hrc clients to needed medical, psychological, social and other services throughout the u. S. Healthright international provides forensic evaluations to approximately 400 survivors per year, relying on hrc-trained volunteers around the country. Approximately 90% of all hrc clients are granted asylum or other immigration relief, and a third of all clients access follow-up comprehensive remote case management services through the access to support and services for survivors of torture (assist) program. Assist serves as a bridge between clients, legal representatives, hrc volunteer clinicians and community resources in all 12 hrc sites. Assist helps clients overcome the lasting effects of torture and the daily challenges of resettlement so they can begin healthy, hopeful new lives in the u. S.
nepal 2014healthright began implementing the who funded maternal and neonatal near miss review implementation research study in june. The goal of this study is explore how district-wide maternal and neonatal near miss reviews can be implemented and scaled-up through the existing health system in nepal. To achieve this goal, the study assessed the process of implementing district-wide maternal and neonatal near miss reviews (mnnr), including identifying barriers and enabling factors that influence effective implementation and the potential for scale-up. Healthright completed the baseline assessment, which showed that the number of obstetric complications referred out was significantly higher than the number of obstetric complications managed in the health facilities. Vietnam 2014healthright continued to build the capacity of its local partner, the research and training center for community (rtccd), to develop an effective nation-wide response to the urgent need to strengthen child protection systems at national and sub-national levels. The social work professional development centre (swpdc) was established in hanoi, providing a training venue for up to 30 participants at a time. A team of professional trainers was formed and comprehensively trained in delivering pre- and in-service training programs throughout vietnam. Swpdc conducted 11 training courses, comprising of 49 diverse sessions, in 6 provinces for more than 585 social workers and para-social workers employed by government and non-government agencies, as well as students. Four students completed a 12 week social work placement at swpdc.