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Throughout the world, people who face stigma and discrimination are often left with substandard or no health care. The Open Society Foundations work to establish health policies and practices that are based on evidence and promote social inclusion, human rights, and justice.

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Open Society Voices

Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 by Els Torreele, Piero Olliaro

The lack of drugs to cure or prevent Ebola shows that the private drug development is not meeting public health needs. Luckily, a new public model is emerging.

To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

November 20, 2014 by Anna Kirey

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

Four Key Lessons from Teaching Human Rights for Health

November 3, 2014 by Tamar Ezer 29

For seven years, Open Society has joined medical and law schools to develop 25 courses on human rights and patient care. Here's what it takes to support new generations of rights-respecting health and legal practitioners.

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