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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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A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014 by Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo 1

In a ruling that could have implications throughout Africa, Namibia’s highest court ruled that public hospitals violated the rights of five women by sterilizing them without their informed consent.

Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

December 15, 2014 by Naomi Burke-Shyne

For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.

When Women Own Land, All Sorts of Problems Disappear

December 4, 2014 by Mayra Gomez 1

A new UN development agenda could make women's property rights a priority—and help combat an array of health and social plights, from domestic abuse to HIV.

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